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Number 8 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 34 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2012

3 generations of my family have attended this school including myself. Currently my son attended Kindergarden and first grade. My son has improved in reading, writing and math. He speaks of new things learned all of the time. The teachers have upheld their standards. The teachers work hard and are creative in teaching and discipline. They are knowledgeable, respectful and willing to help children in this community which does not seem to be an easy task. Mrs. McGrath, Mrs. Louise, Mrs. Campfield are excellent teachers. The principle is always available for assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

I had two children graduate from PS # 8 and my husband and I also graduated from this school and theres no other better school then this one and i have one more child going to the third grade. the only bad thing is that it doesn't go to 8th grade anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2006

I have two sons that attend this school. Wow, where do I start? The teachers are great and that is all that is good about this school. The students, particulary in the upper grades are out of control. The Principal is in denial about the gang activity in the school. The extracurricular activities is almost non-existant. Jersey City Public schools need to get it together. Next year they are combining PS8, PS6 & PS25 6th, 7th & 8th grades to Middle School 7. This will be a nightmare and I am very concerned about my sons safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2005

I have two kids currently at this schools and I am not happy with the teachers at that schools. I have spoken to other parents and we all agree to it. This school does not offer any activities for the students. Many of the teachers are are new. This school is run by state of NJ. The way they teach the subjects, in particular the lower grades, are confusing the kids. I spoke to the assistant principal and told me, that's the way they teach in Australia. This is the USA not Australia. The kids come out of class very comfuse. The teachers give them all different subjects at the same time, therefore the kids never get a good crasp of each subject. I have a hard timr helping my kids with the school work. It is very difficult for them to really understand what they are trying to teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

My son attends this school. I wish there was more of an outreach to parents via school events, flyers advertising the PTA etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

This school has a great team of teacher and staff. My son has increased his reading and writing skills by more then half after attending one year at this school. I am very pleased..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

Number Eight is a great public school! It has helped my kids and family members in their careers. Number Eight has an over all great staff and faculty.


Posted June 23, 2003

The staff and faculty ofthis school go way exceed their job descriptions in making this a place where children are genuinely cared for and treated fairly. We have a great PTA and both they and the teachers do a lot of extras for the kids. The kids are great too!


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.

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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

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 61% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education43%
General education70%
English language learners54%
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education50%
General education87%
English language learners51%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education16%
General education58%
English language learners29%
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education58%
General education82%
English language learners81%
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former83%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education79%
General education88%
English language learners97%
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former98%
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 Students47%
Female60%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Special education20%
General education57%
English language learners38%
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education60%
General education92%
English language learners63%
Non-migrant83%
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
Hispanic 74% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black 8% 16%
White 8% 51%
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 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Marisa Migliozzi

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96 Franklin St
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Phone: (201) 714-4320

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