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Central School

Public | PK-7 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2012

My daughter is in Kindergarten and I couldn't be more pleased. Her teacher is wonderful and dedicated. We have had nothing but positive experiences since she's attended Keyport Central. She is reading at a Level F and adding and subtracting by herself. I see a VERY bright future for the children of Keyport Central. We absolutelly love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

I have only had limited experience since my son is in kindergarten but the full day free preschool and the full day kindergarten in this school are really great. He loves it and the teachers are teaching him how to read and write very well. I also had some contact with special education and the staff was very good in their evaluation and services. I am very happy with the schools so far and I am an experienced teacher who is very critical when choosing a school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

FYI, this website kept erasing the five star rating I put in. Read the reviews but don't go by the number of stars because there is a glitch. I reported it but they didn't reply. We love it here! The principal knows every student by name and the gifted and talented program is fantastic. We have also dealt with the special education services which were above par in relation to our former school district. We have been pleased with the education our kids are receiving and are so glad we moved here. There were two Keyport HS graduates last year who went to MIT and Yale. Excellent education here. You get out of it what you put into it. Support your kids and they will do well with the small class size and individual attention here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2011

I just moved to the area and was a bit concerned about the school, but I am very pleased with the education. The teachers have been great, vice princapal very nice. My children are thrieving there, and we were actually coming from a school district that was rated a 9, so I was concerned. But I am very pleased thus far!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

I feel the education in this school is below average. We moved to middletown at the end of the school year when my son was in Kindergarten and he was way behind all the kids there. It took summer school and a lot of hard work for him to finally catch up. I don't know if this is because of the quality of the curriculum or because of the level of education the students have when they start. My son was doing more challanging work in pre-school. Besides the education his teacher was very nice and we liked her a lot. We honestly are much happier at his new school where he learns a lot and the class seems more controlled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2010

After reading the posts below I felt that I had to add my experience. I have two children in this school and have been nothing but pleased with their education and teachers. Both children started in the pre-k program (full day/free of cost) which is based on the High Scope learning method and it taught by a group of amazing teachers. Our experience, with one heading into Kindergarten and the other to 2nd grade has been nothing but positive. Their teachers have been kind, caring and supportive and parents in each of their classes have been very involved parents who want to work to make the Central School the best it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

My family feels that the keyport central school is not a safe environment for our children, there have been many incidences of violence and bullying. Many of the children in the school have no respect for themselves or any one else and I feel the school has there heads in the sand about how to deal with the issues. There are alot of politics going on between the the teachers and the school board. There is a lack of supervision during recess, lunch as well as when the children enter and leave school. Everytime you turn around the school is implementing a new program instead of consentrating on the basics, this is due in part because of the state funding that goes on. I was more concerned with my childrens well being rather than with their education. My children are very bright and they are the ones being left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

Central School is lacking in good, solid leadership. The principal and VP are new and inexperienced. The main focus of the curriculum revolves around the test scores. Much attention is placed on those students who are in need of extra help, however lost in the mix are those students who perform on the advanced proficient level when testing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Central School is not a bad school, please do not confuse it with the high school. My 2 children have had nothing but great experiences there, learning everything from their basic skills to sign language. I couldn't be happier with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

My daughter and son have attended Keyport Central school for 2 years now and they are doing well. I think the teachers are good and the office staff is very helpful. The school could use a bit of updating. WE are moving this year and my children are a bit upset. This is a good school, I havent had a problem with any of the teachers, nor has my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2005

My son attended from Pre-K to 1st Grade. He had a wonderful experience and is doing well, however I did not like the HighScope program. I felt it didn't evaluate the child enough and didn't give the parents the reassurances that their child is doing well or not doing well within a specific area. The 'Report cards' were difficult to understand. I also didn't like that they weren't tested to evaluate their position within specific areas. The teachers however were wonderful and a pleasure to speak with, as was the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2005

Keyport Central School needs new leadership. The majority of the staff members are well trained and very devoted. I particularly do not appreciate a teacher yelling at my child. I have never had a discipline problem or low marks in regards to discipline concerning my child yet this teacher raises her voice to my child constantly. Neither the principal or the assistant principal will return my calls and were 'too busy' to see me when I tried to visit them. It is disheartening that one bad apple is allowed to spoil the whole bunch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

principal needs to address parents problems better and not blame the child. my daugter will be going into the 1st grade i hope she will have a better year with a new teacher who truly likes kids and understands them. other than that the school is ok. ymca program is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2003

My daughter is in second grade at Central School. In the 3 years she has attended this school I've seen such dedication of the teachers, far beyond their responsibility, they involve parents and caretakers to the point you feel if you can't make an event it is you, not your child that feels left out. I'm proud to say my child attends Keyport Centrsl School and she's getting a fantastic education!


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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
72%

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 66% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
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 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special education25%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education81%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students65%
Female83%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female89%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

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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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48%
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26%
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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
White 61% 51%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Black 10% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 43%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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