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Lucy N Holman Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2013

My daughter has attended this school since K. She is now going to 2nd grade. Since the change in principle after K we have seen a dramatic improvement in the culture of the school. I never felt that the school was sub par. I just never felt there was anyone in the administration pushing for change. I spoke to the previous principle about my daughter and asked why she was not being challenged. She told me some children don't want to be challenged. To her I responded that children don't get to make that decision. Parents and educators do. I think Jackson is great place to raise a family and educate your child. Don't tell anyone since I like that we are off the radar and not becoming a Toms River or Brick school system. My daughters teachers are very smart YOUNG bright educators. I hope they are not ruined by the NJEA. I hope they are rewarded for their hard work. Lucy Holman is a solid school with much more to achieve for my children. Note: Lets push for all day K. This half day thing is not enough classroom instrumtion. It is also cheaper to pay for a private full day K than half day K and half day aftercare. Plus they learn so much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2012

Lets update reviews since there has not been a new review in several years. My daughter just finished Kindergarten. She will be attending first grade. First the school. There are some trailers but all in all the facility is adequate. The teachers are very intelligent and helpful. No issues there. My daughters teacher was adequate not exemplary. My issue is the half day system. If there is room to offer after care for the same students then make the class all day. The curriculum was not challenging. The instruction was the same thing she had in Pre K. I understand why the US lags behind in math and science. There was hardly any instruction in this area. Almost all parents had their kids in Pre K so there is no need to repeat the same lessons. This is not a problem of the school, however the district and state needs to increase the level of instruction. I suggest putting your K student in a private school for this year. The cost is almost the same for all day K compared to Holman aftercare cost. I will post more about first grade when I have more to report. Remember parents we pay for these schools so we have every right to request accountability and expect excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

excellant staff problems are addressed quickly
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

Holman is a wonderful school. The teachers are caring and fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

This is an excellent school related to dedicated teachers who find creative and individualized ways to advance each child to their maximum potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I am a Proud Parent of 3 children that are attending the Lucy Holman Elementary School!! Academically, my childeren are flourishing...Socially, my children and well rounded....And most importantly my children feel safe and happy at Holman!! Great Staff, Great Community and Amazing leadership by our new Principal Mrs. Licitra!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2007

Very disappointed with this school, it has no tech advances and is very much behind in academic programs for kids. Parents are forced to seek outside help to get their kids where they need to be academically. Not a school of choice.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

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

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

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students69%
Female78%
Male62%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education39%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education69%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education30%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female83%
Male93%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education71%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
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 Students66%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education40%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education73%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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48%
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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 85% 51%
Black 6% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
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 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 Manhattan Street
Jackson, NJ 08527
Phone: (732) 833-4620

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