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Number 34 Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 13 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2014

This school is horrible. i am a student and i hate it. i am only in 6th grade and i hate it. i get bullied there a lot. the kids are not disciplined they need more home training. the teachers dont care about the students. Although, some teachers do my 5th grade and 6th grade homeroom teachers are the type of teachers who care about your education. The water is contaminated. The school lunch is horrible. Milk is always spoiled. i would not recommend sending your child to that school. i know i wouldnt send my child there.


Posted April 24, 2014

My school is raggedy and cheap we have gross school lunches and the look of the school is horrible and cheap please please please please we really need some MONEY


Posted January 4, 2013

This like any other school has its good & bad. Some teachers genuinely love these children others are questionable. Parents are not involved but that is because they choose not to come out.. There are no activities for the children they have a 21st Century program that is simply horrible children are wild supervised by children it lacks organization looks good on paper but is not a help at all .My child does attend this school & sad to say I am not very happy because it seems like they drill our kids to learn but offer no incentive. But I know that it is not a direct reflection of the Administration & teachers but the pencil pushers at the Board of Ed. They cut programs but receive inflated paychecks to do nothing they make decisions for our children based on what ? Not what really goes on within the schools. Its sad that the children are ill prepared & set up to fail form the beginning, Pre-K is a high scope curriculum which is primarily based on socialization. when they enter Kindergarten they are not prepared for it at all. the teachers have so much to do to get them to where they should have been when they arrived. The Board has failed our children & the parents are cluless
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

this school is still out of control. the kids are horrible. no kind of respect at all. i have been dealing with this school for 3 years now and it has been the worst 3 years of mine and my childs life. there is no type of control at all. all the security guards they have there and my son still gets jumped twice, on school grounds and in the school and no one sees it. all the schools that were shut down, this should have been one of them. no parent involvement at all, teachers talk to the kids as if they are trash and then expect them to respect them. overall this school is the WORST
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

This school is horrible !. The students are out of place . I've witness a lot of bullying in my 6th & 7th grade years. They are Out of discipline.I would never send my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My children were transfered here and, the teachers are lazy, They are more concerned about a familys personal life than keeping accurate account grades. they also grade papers incorrectly and will not provide detail or explaination as to how they made a mistake and not the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

We love the fact that they are partnered with the Boys & Girls Club and they have after school help for the fourth and eight graders for standardized testing. Plus our child loves this school more the the charter school he attended last year and this is his first and last year here because he is graduating this year. The principal and teachers take education very seriously and this is highly important! As a parents we are very active with our child's education and we are very active with his school. The school is well rounded with academic programs, after school programs, music, sports and other extracurricular activities.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
37%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students43%
Female52%
Male37%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male45%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students48%
Female55%
Male42%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male74%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female72%
Male84%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students39%
Female42%
Male35%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female42%
Male55%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students20%
Female19%
Male20%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant20%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Students21%
Female21%
Male20%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant21%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students16%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Special educationn/a
General education20%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant16%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male61%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special education36%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female52%
Male50%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special education14%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students54%
Female55%
Male56%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 69% 16%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
White 4% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 88%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Donald Howard

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1830 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 915-6550

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