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Lake Hiawatha School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 22 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 18, 2011

This school has surpassed our expectations because of the dedication of the staff and teachers. Both of our sons enjoy going to school there each day, and as parents we are delighted. The PTA and the other parents are all very hands on and dedicated to making all the kids have a great educational and recreational experience. All around this school is an example of how the educational system and community can come together and be pro active in having a great grammar school experience for kids from grades K-5
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2011

My kids love Lake Hiawatha School, they love their friends and teachers, and the parents are always helping each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

went to this school in the early 60s miss it and miss my year books witch i no longer have i loved my 3rd grade teacher she was great and all the stuff the school did well then that was then thx christine arvidson


Posted September 1, 2010

I graduated from LHS (class of '09) and let me tell you : THIS IS AN EXCELEENT SCHOOL! gr8 teachers, awesome extra-corriculm (art,band,music,chorus,PhysEd) and caring, respectful studets. the school is high-tech and the fundraisers are fun for all. I totally remcommend LHS to any parent/student looking for an awesome school!


Posted May 28, 2009

I think that the teachers and new principal of LHS are fantastic. The guidance counselor, teachers, secretary's, were supportive to both my children through a very difficult time. Lake Hiawatha School not only educate's our children to the highest level , but they also teach our children to care and to respect all. In a nut shell , LHS not only educates but it brings up children of the future. WAY TO GO LAKE HIAWATHA SCHOOL!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

This school is great ! We had heard good reviews about the school and we decided to buy a house right in the neighbourhood. We are glad that we made the right decision. The principal is excellent and always available. Kindergarten treachers and Pre K teachers are excellent and my friends with older kids are all praise for their respective teachers. PTA events are fun. Way to go LK Hiawatha Elemantary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

The teachers in K-G are great.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

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 59% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students69%
Female78%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 44% 9%
White 40% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Lincoln Avenue
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034
Phone: (973) 263-4344

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