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Aldrich Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 565 students

 

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Posted April 15, 2011

I went to this school until I went to middle school in 2004. This school has wonderful and exemplary teachers who know that education is the #1 priority. However, this school is not excellent, great or good; it is OK and in some cases mediocre at best. It is really just OK. I believe that their is a "babying" problem in this school. This results in lack of academic and social preparation to tackle the demands of middle school work. Enjoy the wonderful years here, because it will be a rude awakening when your child gets to middle school when they find out the amount of work they have and not being able to handle it due to inadequate preparation for middle school work in the 4th and 5th grade. While its great for the elementary years, its an impending disaster for the middle school years. Just a thought.


Posted September 17, 2009

carring teachers that have children first to learn, great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

I must say that I am really impressed with the new vice principal Ms. Goldie..She handles all situations fairly, unlike Dr. Jones did when she was the principal. I am happy that my children go to this school. Their teachers REALLY CARE about the students..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

I have a child who attends Aldrich, I must say that I regret the day , that I enrolled my child at this school. Their bully policy is a joke. The Principal Leadership is poor. I have decided to sell my home after 3 years, because my child deserves better. Unless you are on the PTA, your child is a nobody to the leadership. It is a shame all the money we spend on the Budget, and the school is a disgrace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2004

My child spent one year in Aldrich school in the T1 program, and she could not have had a better experience! The office staff was always warm and friendly and her teacher, Mrs. Yarnall was just the best teacher a parent could ever hope for! We are very grateful to the entire Aldrich School 'family' for making 2004 such a great year! My childs year in T1 was well worth my tax dollars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2004

Aldrich school has been fantastic for my family. I have 3 kids that went through. The teachers have gone past the end of the day to give extra where it is needed. Each and everyone one at that school realizes children are the number one goal, so the staff works very hard to make sure each child does their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2004

Aldrich school has a wonderful staff and a great atmosphere for the kids and parents. I have one child there now and she is excelling in every area and thats because of the awesome teachers and staff. I know my two younger children will have a great experience when they go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2003

In a word, I would describe the administration of Aldrich school as 'uninspired'. They have brought little in the way of innovation or progress. The school districts devotes a considerable amount of resources to the 'under achievers' and seems to all but ignore the advanced learners - with the exception of approximately 1% of students district wide that are invited to a segregated and elitist program. Unfortunately, I am not in a position to send my children to private school so I am forced to offset the mediocre education at Aldrich with activities and experiences at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
99%
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 61% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
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 Students73%
Female84%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education50%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students74%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education44%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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

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

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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
White 86% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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615 Aldrich Road
Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: (732) 751-2483

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