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Taunton Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 462 students

 

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Posted April 20, 2011

Taunton school is an excellent environment that promotes a positive learning environment. This year they have begun the Leader in Me program which is an incredible program for elementary students that teaches the children to set goals for themselves and to work with other students towards common goals. Howell school district continues to impress me. We have had excellent teachers Mrs. Decker, Mrs. Cooney and Mrs. Lokerson! All the staff in the main office is excellent and we have the best principal I have only had positive experiences in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

We love the teachers and the staff. Everyone is really good to the kids. I love that they teacher our kids to care about other people and the earth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I love Taunton school because of the dedicated, loving teachers that work so hard to help the children acheive their goals. The teachers/staff have such a passion for their kids that the kids show it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

We entered Taunton in 2005 when our daughter was in 1st Grade. We could not be more pleased with the staff and teachers. Our daughter is now in the 3rd Grade and needs speech therapy. Her teacher is right there to help out to make sure our daughter gets what is needed for her to succeed! The PTA does so much for the kids. It's great to volunteer for a wonderful group! K.C. and Kathy, in the main office, are always there to help. We couldn't ask for a better school for our daughter! L. Cross, a parent
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Posted March 27, 2007

We came to Taunton last year when my daughter was going into 4th grade. They made us feel accepted and welcome from day one to today. The staff is by far the best group of educators I have seen anywhere in the tristate area. The education itself is wonderful. The PTA is a wonderful group of people who truly made my family welcome. They have more music, art and sport programs than we are used to coming from a Public School in a large city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Taunton Elementary School is a school with a fantastic environment for my kids and me! They take the time to let you and your kids know that they are important. Taunton's mission is to teach your kids to the best of their ability. They have proven to be ahead of the any of the schools I've had my kids in. Even Fairfax County and Loudoun County, VA...two of the top schools in the nation. I was very pleased with the parental involvement and community efforts. You are part of one big family at Taunton Elementary in Howell, NJ.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

All in all this is an adequate, but mediocre school. The teachers are competent. My child is not a top performer and sometimes does not receive the amount of teacher involvement that is needed and could help him do better. Tax, budget, and local political issues detract from more parental invovlment. For the 2004-2005 school year this school was placed in the 'Early Warning' category for not having made 'Adequate Yearly Progress' under the 'No Child Left Behind Act.'
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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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students72%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education43%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education91%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students65%
Female80%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education41%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education46%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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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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

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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 82% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Black 6% 16%
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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Diana Rochon

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41 Taunton Drive
Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: (732) 751-2497

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