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Lakehurst Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 420 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

To say I am disappointed with LES is an understatement. the curriculum is terrible, parent teacher communication is basically non-existent and there are serious bullying/disciplinary issues. The administration hasn't a clue as to properly run a school.There is an increase of families in the area pulling out their children and opting for a private education for very good reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2014

poorly run, and managed. There hasn't been an actual principal in years, and the anti bullying policies here are an absolute joke.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2014

My school is top notch.. Teachers and staff that love what they do and know almost every child in the school ..Awesome...A++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

LES had undergone some leadership changes recently that has caused some disturbances in the functionality of the school. I am happy to see that the current school leaders are dedicated to their students and am hoping to see more good things happening in the near future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2014

We were very unhappy with our experience, the curriculum and the teaching staff at Lakehurst Elementary. We enrolled our 2 children there when we moved here from another state, After our first year we at Lakehurst we decided to send our children to private school instead. The curriculum left a lot to be desired. The teacher for my eldest son let mediocrity be the standard to strive for. There was no encouragement for students to achieve excellence. I never felt like the teachers honestly cared about the academic career of my children or helping them overcome their challenges. Their was almost zero discipline in the upper grades. The math curriculum was a new program that even my children's teachers didn't like and hoped the school would drop. There appeared to be a high turn over in the upper management and it had me question why. Because of our moves we have been able to experience 5 different elementary schools and this is the only one that pushed us to take on the extreme cost of private schools. Our children are now flourishing at their new private school as compared to our experience at Lakehurst.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I am a student at lakehurst elementary school(LES). Overall it is a good school, the teachers are nice and try to meet the needs of their students. Most students get along very well, but few students are picked on. In a case where a child is picked on or bullied teachers take immediant action, for it is untollerable. I personally like our math and languarge art classes(im in the middle school). Our teachers are fun and try to be very interactive with students. LES has K-8 and has 4 main specials, Art, Gym, Music, and Spanish. The food in the cafateria is fine, they take into appreciation children with allergies, and sell a small collection of snacks. Students who misbehave get punishments such as Detention or Suspension. Their is a Parent Teacher Association(PTA) which takes care of finances and assemblies. Assemblies are manly educational and are interactive so students have fun. Their also occasional afterschool dances, or get togethers. We have afterschool sports such as Soccer, Basketball, and Track(the administration is planning on adding more sports). LES also follows the ciriculum very well. I believe we could improve the heating, they had done some fixing but it didnt help.


Posted January 17, 2012

My daughter has enjoyed all her teachers here at Lakehurst. I also thought they were very helpful. The Child Study team is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2011

I feel Lakehurst Elementary has done well with my children thus far. My only complaint is they do not give advanced children enough to keep them busy. I had asked for my daughter to be assessed to move up a grade and was blown off. Of course, this maybe a state level issue therefore I don't hold the school accountable except for the fact they could have communicated that to me. Halfway through the year she became bored and uninterested in school. This would be a great school if your child performs at the average level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

great teachers & staff make me feel confident to send my children to school each day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

I must say that Lakehurst ELM is one of the nicer schools I've seen around a military base. However.... I have some issues with some of their policy's. First off... I believe it's grades K-2 that line up outside the school in the morning before they can file into their classes. I wouldn't think anything of it except there is no shelter from the elements, no fence to keep them from darting into the street, and just a few adults to moniter. Detention is a joke. Verry haphazard. students sit where they can in the main office. Parent-Admin communication is a zero. The only special needs teacher they have does the best they can, but the program could be better. Over all, I give the school a two.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

We have been very happy with Lakehurst School. They work best with 'mainstream' children but do the best they can with all children. Most of the teachers seem caring and involved. The administration has worked very nicely with us. There is a brand new Principle this year so we shall see how that goes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

In general, the teachers at this school are interested in the welfare of the children, both academically, emotionally, and physically.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 2004

I have two children in lakehurst school. Both of my children are hearing disabled. Lakehurst school has provided my children with all the assistance they need to have a great education. With children who wear hearing aides like mine, back ground noise is a big issue. The school has installed audio systems in the classrooms with children with hearing disabilities. This system, along with the hearing aids, makes life for my children and their teachers easier. The child study team is great. Not only have they helped my children, but they have provided me with assistance on different issues. I would just like to say what a great school lakehurst is. They are concerned with what is best for the students, and help them in any way they can. They promote independence, individuality, and respect among the students,parents, and teachers. I would highly recommend this school. It's a great school
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

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 66% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

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 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students49%
Female55%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
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 Students22%
Female15%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White27%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education18%
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant22%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education73%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education100%
General education88%
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 Students43%
Female48%
Male36%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education25%
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female64%
Male86%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education75%
General education74%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male47%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education18%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female86%
Male95%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students58%
Female61%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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 Students74%
Female88%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female56%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
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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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 55% 51%
Black 22% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 4% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Jill Dobrowansky

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301 Union Ave
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Phone: (732) 657-5741

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