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Florence Avenue Elementary School

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Posted March 12, 2007

My family has recently moved here temporarily, and chose the school due to the closeness of home. I must say compared to all schools my child has encountered, her first day home from school she was so upset because the kids, teachers, and the environment 'scared' her. I must say the quality of personnel and the overall status of the school is way below acceptable. The dances are no more than house parties where children are left to just run around. The curriculum brought home was what I thought of as below average. Security, that's a joke. Lunch repetitive. Teachers interaction and attitude towards parents & students are rude & judgmental. I must say my family, including my daughter are definitely happy that this school was ONLY temporary. Overall this school is unsatisfactory to the well being, education, and character being molded by the environment they are in. Its sad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

This school is over crowded. The enrollment is well over 600 students despite whate is listed on this page. Students run around in the parking lot for recess and are subjected to filthy classrooms. There are some grades that have classes pushing 30. The school environment is far from ideal for students or teachers. It is horrible shame the parents at this school do not take an active roll to help the staff. PTA mettings are merely gripe sessions and do nothing to improve the school.
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Posted February 16, 2004

I think that this school is too strict when it comes to disciplining their students. My son is in kindergarten and they have a tendency to suspend over the littlest things. No, my son is not perfect, but he is only 5 years old and ot kick him out of school is a little harsh.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male35%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learners15%
Not migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former15%
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 Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female50%
Male63%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former42%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
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 Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education37%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students40%
Female45%
Male36%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
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

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 76% 16%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Julie Slattery

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1324 Springfield Avenue
Irvington, NJ 07111
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