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Mount Vernon Avenue School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 3 students

 

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Posted September 1, 2011

I have two kids, who graduated from this school and truly disliked attending it. Out of their entire staff there was only about four teachers that they liked, When it was time for my third child to attend Mt.Vernon he refused, but he had no choice. After the fourth grade I had to remove him. The school isn't challenging at all, they put to many kids in one classroom, and there is no space in this school at all. After the school's change in principal everything just got even worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2011

After four years, its time to move on. My daughter has complained about being bored in class for the past two years. The work has either been non-existent or not challenging enough. Kindergarten and 1st grade, I had no complaints but 2nd and 3rd I supplemented heavily at home.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female64%
Male42%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students21%
Female32%
Male11%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant21%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female49%
Male45%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students23%
Female31%
Male13%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Special educationn/a
General education25%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female49%
Male40%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
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%
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Math growth at this school

Below 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 90% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Lesia Frazier

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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54 Mt Vernon Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 399-6874

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