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Harding Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 26 students

 

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Posted July 25, 2014

3 out of 10. Not acceptable. Taxes keep going up, and the education quality keeps going down. EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter has been harding elementary school for 3 years, we both are very enjoy it. sometimes not just see the rate of scores the most important you have to see the shcool spirti, and eviroment. I hope my daughter will grow up in a healthy, fun and learn center and this is the one we are having now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

Great School! My daughter has been taught many things that I never learned at her age. The curriculum teaches them all types of things... art, music, language.. at age 6! The teachers are very attentive to their needs. Everyone helps out each other as a team! No complaints here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

The Kenilworth school system has always provided a quality education. My concern is that very few parents get out to vote for the BOE budget each year. Year after year of failing budgets will eventually take its toll on the school system and property values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Very good school, responsable teachers and principal.
—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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

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

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education33%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education56%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
White41%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education44%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education52%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students52%
Female52%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female82%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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
White 69% 51%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Kathleen Murphy

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426 Boulevard
Kenilworth, NJ 07033
Phone: (908) 276-5936

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