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Hurden-Looker Elementary School

Public | 3-4 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2008

My 11 year old attends this school. I appreciate all the programs available. My child is an honor student, and is able to attend the HEP program. The staff and teachers are very dedicated. The principal is wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

My son has had a wonderful experience at Hurder! He was lucky enough 2 have received great teachers as well as caring teachers/staff. There's not 1 person who wouldn't go the extra mile 4 a child/parent who inquires the help! Miss Mack(3grade) is 1 unique/special teacher. Any parent would be delighted 2 have her child in Miss Mack's class. I am sure that if any/all parent has issues and address it w/the school - the staff would do their best 2 help w/the issue at hand. Thank you all 4 a great experience. I am a true believer that if parents work 2gether w/teachers - the child would be the 1 to benefit from it all - I know my son has and it takes the support of every1 to ensure the proper education! Thanks Again - Hurder Staff
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female69%
Male52%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education20%
General education68%
English language learners36%
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education24%
General education74%
English language learners58%
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students46%
Female48%
Male44%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former55%

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education19%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former80%
Limited English Proficient Former90%

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former96%
Limited English Proficient Former100%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 68% 16%
Hispanic 22% 22%
White 8% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Alphonsus Platt

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1261 Liberty Ave
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: (908) 352-7664

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