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Alexander D. Sullivan No. 30 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 18 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

I went to PS 30 in the 1950's, Dr. Hand was our principal. Great School, Great Memories, We played in the school yard after school, weekends and all summer. What a Joy !


Posted December 27, 2010

i went to this school 56 yrs ago. it was the best school . the teachers were great. this was the best school i ever went to .i have not been back to jersey city for about 20 yrs. but i bet this is still a great school..


Posted November 11, 2010

I am a former student from that school && I must say i had the best time there . This school is a fun learning experience for any child that want to go there ! This school is the best && I never wanted to graduate . The teachers are dedicated && honestly care about their students . My 5th grade teacher was Ms. Santiago && i must say she was an diligent & excellent teacher . The school is very discplined and great . I was a H.O.P.E stude && now is in AEP , your kids are going to love there . : )


Posted November 17, 2008

I am a proud parent of two children who attend P.S. #30. I must say that after homeschooling for at least eight years, I had doubt that a public school could provide my children with a well-rounded, quality education. Today, I stand corrected. I am really enjoying this school year. The school has a wonderful new principal and vice principal and they have exhibited great leadership qualities. The school has myriad of activities for which the children and parents can engage. I even look forward to reading the weekly newsletter. I love how the school makes me, as a parent feel welcomed. The PTA here is awesome and so willing to make the parents apart of the child's educational experience. I must say that PS#30 exemplifies a great school. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

My son was in this school for three years, and unfortunately we had to move. Kid's security is great, and techers are concerned about the children's progress. Mrs. Gaston is the greatest teacher he ever had, she is truly dedicated.
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students47%
Female54%
Male39%
Black50%
Asian69%
Hispanic22%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black54%
Asian94%
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education36%
General education65%
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 Students32%
Female34%
Male31%
Black24%
Asian60%
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female65%
Male71%
Black61%
Asian87%
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black69%
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students37%
Female44%
Male30%
Black32%
Asian48%
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black68%
Asian81%
Hispanic66%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
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

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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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

Above 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 39% 16%
Hispanic 39% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 9%
White 4% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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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  • Mr Gary Murphy

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171 Seaview Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 915-6530

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