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Whitney M Young

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 60 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2014

im not sure yet how much I like this school but I feel like the administration is lacking something. the teachers seem helpful but not to the extent that i would like. i thinki will be pulling my kids out of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2011

My son currently attends pre-K special program in this school. My son is currently non-verbal. His teacher always ensures my wife and I are aware of what s going on with my son in school, either via notes left on my son s book bag or via phone calls. We appreciate that extra mile. However, the class is short on aid/assistants that are very important among kids with special needs. It could be the school district s fault but in any case, the school has to work that out. For that reason, I don't believe this school is a great choice for parents looking for special program.
—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.

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students37%
Female47%
Male28%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Special education22%
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special education39%
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students12%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education18%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant12%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students41%
Female49%
Male31%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students62%
Female57%
Male69%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students25%
Female35%
Male18%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students40%
Female43%
Male39%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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 82% 16%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
White 1% 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 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Yorker

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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135 Stegman St
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 369-3724

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