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Number 20 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted December 13, 2013

My child was in Private school for a few years. After careful consideration, I enrolled my child into #20 school. After meeting with the Principal and Vice-Principal, and the caring staff, there was no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision. Soon after, I realized how much more challenging the work is here, and how behind my child really was. The staff could not be more supportive in bringing my child up to speed. HIGHLY RESPECTED AND GRATEFUL! MY RATING IS 5 STARS +++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

After a thorough search for schools for my son, including private schools, the dedication of the administrative staff and the attention of teachers really struck me as the strongest asset of PS 20. Students at all levels reflect a strong school spirit when they recite each morning their BLUE DOLPHINS pledge (Be safe, Live Responsibly, Understand, Respect and Encourage each other). At kinder our son's class is already writing, reading and spelling at what would be considered late 1st grade levels. I would greatly encourage parents to visit the school and meet with the principal and the vice principal. You will be pleasantly surprised to see what this school has accomplished with the limited resources that have been made available to it compared to its peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

My children attend P.S #20 and I must say it's a very good school. I can honestly say the teachers and staff members care about them students as if they was there own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2007

my child is having a good education at this school. The teachers are very good and always have my child doing her best to maintain her grades. They also keeps me informed about her works and activities in the school.
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Posted September 2, 2007

my son is getting a good education at this school ....the teacher he had are always concern about his learning and keeps me inform
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students39%
Female48%
Male27%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students26%
Female32%
Male19%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education80%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education53%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special education17%
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female58%
Male76%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 54% 16%
Hispanic 31% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
White 5% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 87%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jorge Fernandez

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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160 Danforth Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 915-6470

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