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Laurel Springs Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 179 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Laurel Springs is a very small town so we are very fortunate to have our own little school. We have two children (now fourth and fifth grades) attending and the kids honestly love going to school every day can t say much better than that. This school goes up to sixth grade, also there is a great Literature Alive program/teacher. The school and the teachers feel like an extension of family. Teachers are really good and it s been a pleasure so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2011

A great small town, great feel, everyone works together school. The teachers, administrators, parents and students all work together to create a great learning environment for the students. The staff focuses not only on making the children good students, but making them good people, making them part of a community that holds their education as one of its top priorities. A school that has a large number of alumni who move back to the area just to ensure there kids can have the wonderful experience of being part of the Laurel Springs School communtiy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

A school where the teachers sacrifice right along with the parents and residents to make a better school. It doesn't get any better...it's the best. The best around, thanks to all involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

All three of my children went here from Kindergarten to Sixth! The teachers are kind and the classrooms are small! Perfect small town feeling!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Wonderful small school, great teachers, before and after school programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Because the teachers are wonderful - close-knit - kind of like family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The teaching staff goes above and beyond when meeting our childrens needs!! Its a small school with a huge heart!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

Love this school because it is an extended family. The teachers at Laurel Springs School truly go above and beyond to make sure that each child is learning at his or her own potential. Each teacher knows almost every child by first name. In my opinion our school believes that it takes a village to raise a child. Our principal brings in all kinds of animals throughout the year. We have had turkeys, llamas, goats, chicks, iguanas, ferrets, chinchillas, sugar gliders, guinea pigs...just to name a few! I think almost every class has a class pet at this point. Some of the teachers at our school even spend their weekends watching activities and sporting events of some of the students. In this time of great economic uncertainty, our school would great benefit from a $20,000 prize. I feel as if our little town is what's left of 'Mayberry'...kind of like 'Mayberry in a bubble'. We, as parents will make sure it stays that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

The entire school is like one big family. Parents all look out for each others kids. The teachers are like friends of the family offering fun, educational days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

My children loved going to school, the teachers as well as the staff are friendly and supportive of the children. Great school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

No extra help after school; no before and after care. Teachers never come outside to meet parents if you have questions.
—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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female91%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female67%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students72%
Female83%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 84% 51%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kathleen Westerby

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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623 Grand Avenue
Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
Phone: (856) 783-1086

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