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Clifton Ave Grade School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 66 students

 

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Posted April 9, 2014

At the beginning of the school year was great. Now it is like nobody don't care my daughter is failing 4th grade because there are to many kids in the class room and she needs to be redirected to do her work and it just seems like they don't care no more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

my son is a 1st grade 1st time walker,I don't think there's enough organization after dismisal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

The school's theme is 'Gifted and Talented' but I don't see enough opportunities for those kind of children. I think kids are not challenged enough.I also wish there were other world languages besides Spanish.
—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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students20%
Female22%
Male20%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant20%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
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%
Female24%
Male20%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant22%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education27%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former39%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students56%
Female56%
Male59%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special education42%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former39%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male18%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female51%
Male45%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
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%
Male36%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female61%
Male61%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
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%
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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
Hispanic 74% 22%
Black 15% 16%
White 9% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 88%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Matthew Gray

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625 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-3650

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