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Julia A. Barnes No. 12 Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 482 students

 

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Posted yesterday

It's okay I guess but ps 12 is better and I like ps 12 because it was fun and the teachers thought us and asked us if we still need help


Posted March 17, 2011

This school is very awesome because i go to this school and i don't have a problem with anyone. The teachers are there to accompany you all the time which is good. The principal always make sure that the teachers treat us correctly. Our programs are very fun and there are exciting events still to come up. So give this school a chance and you'll love it. So take your time and don't rush.


Posted July 11, 2007

From one parent to another.....please please do not send you children to this school. My son has dyslexia and has a hard time reading. This school has not helped him one bit. I brought in the report from his Doctor stating my son's reading disability and what he needs from the school to get him reading like he should, and the teachers has not obeyed the doctor's orders. The child study team is a joke. The teachers don't even go by what the child study team report says. Children in this school are getting left back more than once. I am trying my hardest to buy a house and get my precious kids out of here. My son got beat up several times from other kids. The board of education states that I can not put him in another school because this school is in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

i have two children in this school....i have had problems from the start...i've been trying to get my oldest daughter tested by the child study team for a while now...she is two grades behind...but to them thats ok.....this school is failing our precious children....what chance will they have with out an education?.....there are some very good caring teachers that want our children to succeed...then there are those that just want a pay check.... in my opinion,,,,this is not a good school... from a very concerned parent!
—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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
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 66% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
15%
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 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%
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 82% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male43%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female52%
Male43%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
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%
Female21%
Male25%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female53%
Male75%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students28%
Female36%
Male23%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female64%
Male55%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students28%
Female40%
Male19%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female80%
Male52%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students28%
Female44%
Male17%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students24%
Female35%
Male17%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
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 Students43%
Female47%
Male37%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female41%
Male52%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students36%
Female28%
Male48%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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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
Black 78% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
White 3% 51%
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 79%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Annie Graham

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