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Cornelia F. Bradford No. 16 Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 305 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 3, 2014

I'm sending my 2 boys since 2009. Rating was 5 and now 8. Yes I was very brave and have a faith in PS16!! PS16 is improving tremendously and got 2 new teachers last year and both are great addition to the school! I can't ask more to the PTA..2 thumbs up!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2014

Wonderful neighborhood school. Very active parents' association. I'm impressed with the pace and rigor of the kindergarten program so far. Great options for aftercare activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

I miss that school.All the teacher are so nice.I hope one day my kid can go there.the teacher care 4 you . I think this scool is the best.


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter is attending this school and she told me that it is the best school with kind and nice teachers, various academic programs and interesting after-school activities. I am also impressed by the professionalism and knowledge of the school faculties. My daughter begs me not to move anymore...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

I know at PS16 is not the perfect school, however, the professional afterschool programs made it tolerable. Now, it unbearable with all of the new changes. It's definitely lacks professionalism.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2013

Our daughter attended PS 16 last year after attending the OLC Little Harbor Academy and we decided not to send her back this year. I agree with the previous reviewer that certain teachers, including our daughter's, and many of the specialty educators were excellent. But there is an overall coldness there and it starts with the Principal. She is very tough minded and strict and we just don't agree with that approach. When I drop my kids off at school, I expect to be greeted with a smile and a good morning, not a stern look and frowns by the Principal and her security staff. Those who attend this school know what I"m talking about, there's a negative vibe that you can feel, not everywhere, but it's there, and when you have choices, this place just doesn't cut it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

My kid went to PS16 for Kindergarten. While the school has some amazing teachers that we will surely miss: Mrs. Shield, Mr. Atencio and a few more there is a whole bunch that won't be missed. We are no longer with this school. We did not appreciate that our concerns about class size and lack of assistants was dismissed and did not enjoy the mostly hostile environment for our child. It is not a prison- it is school. Kids should first and foremost enjoy Kindergarten and love to learn! Something they completely miss at ps 16. They suck the joy of learning right out of you child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

My son loves to go this this school. The principal is the strength of this school. She is such a nice lady as a person and considers the children at the school as her own. One can see the bonding between the children and the principal. The staff and teachers at this school are very friendly and pro-active. The parents association at this school is a boon. They raised all the money needed to equip the school with air-conditioners and completed their mission today. And this school strives hard every year to keep running many of their extra-curricular activities, such as violin, piano, chess and a new introduction this year recorder. All for free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

Excellent school. The children are taught to strive for excellence. the Principal, faculty, and staff, all care about the students. Increased parental involvement would be beneficial, but the strong "Concerned Parents Association" is phenomenal. In spite of the lack of support of the new Superintendent in certain areas. PS 16 excels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2012

I went to this school I love the principal she is so cool. The 2009 - 2011 teachers are awesome


Posted January 20, 2012

My son started at this school in October 2011 after attending a private school in Jersey City. I have to say that this school has an excellent curriculum that is challenging and far more stimulating and creative than his former private school. The staff at this school are warm and professional. The principal is always receptive and effective. I remain in awe as to how strong the parent's association is at this school. In addition, it is refreshing to see how supportive the principal is towards the parent's association. This type of synergy was sorely lacking at my son's former school. Not only is this school well equipped academically, their activities offered such as swimming, guitar, chess, computer lab and enrichment programs further serves to demonstrate how exemplary this school is. I am very happy that my son loves this school and wakes up every day with a thirst for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2011

My daughter studied in this school for an year and was in love with it. The Principal ,the teachers and the staff are very encouraging and guide kids gently . She received lot of love and support from all her teachers and got a lot of confidence in herself. Unfortunately we had to move out of the city. I will really miss the school so will my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

Overall, love the school. I would like more balance after school activities, however with the strong PTA I am certain it will get done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

My children attend this school this year and i really am happy with it! i have one in 1st grade and one in kindergarten. The teachers they have this year are really excellent. The school is a nice size as well and very well kept. The office girls are very nice and always helpful. The town is also doing away with the trailers on the playground this year and pk4 and kindergarten are moving into the main buliding. A bran new park and playground is going to be built in place of the trailers. This is going to be great for the kids at recess. The park should be ready for next school year. I would definently recommend this school to all the paulus hook parents and all the families who are zoned for it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

I think the school is good academicaly. But there r no after school activities in the school. Also i think kids from the different area comes in this school, other than the kids live in that area. My daughter`s teacher is just great. But i heard it from my daughter that there r lots of kids in her class who r not intrested in studies and who doesn`t pay any attention in the class and just ignore the teacher which is a very sad part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

i think this school is the best school in new jersey .if your child needs to go to a new school i recommend p.s.16 that meet high academic standards. they have a pool for gym.the students treat your child like they want to be treated. so come on down to the school they are always waiting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

I realize that many middle school parents are upset at how quickly the school was changed from an elementary school to a lower school. There are a lot of hurt feelings and it is understandable. However, my daughter has had absolutely wonderful teachers and her learning experience has been very good. Sure, there are a few disrespectful children -- you find that in every school. But that has not diminished my feelings about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

The school is a great disappointment. I would not recommend any parent to enroll their child to this school. The teachers and principles main concern is the numbers not the children. Dont watch your child fail in theis school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2009

I am very disappointed with the children's disrespect and very 'adult' attitude My daughter's experience in PS #16 this year has been less than warm and fuzzy. There are some good aspects of the school but more disappointing ones in my opinion
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2009

As a parent for a number of years, this school is getting worst and worst. It got new leadership this year that has proven to be part of its downfall. There are some good teachers but the majority beat the kids to the door at 2:45pm. Better to put your child in private, charter or catholic school that watch them fail here.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
57%

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68%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
81%

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83%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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97%

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100%

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students77%
Female86%
Male67%
Black50%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black75%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students66%
Female87%
Male32%
Black39%
Asian84%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female90%
Male95%
Black77%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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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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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 39% 9%
Black 23% 16%
White 20% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
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 42%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Terry Watkins-williams

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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  • Basketball
  • Swimming

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Music
  • Orchestra
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96 Sussex St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 915-6450

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