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Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 23 students

 
 

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Posted September 18, 2013

The teachers, well some of the teachers that I see in the morning are not friendly at all..no one says anything to anyone except their other teacher pals...I really hope they're not this unfriendly with the students..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

Our experience has been wonderful at Memorial. My daughter and I absolutely loved the school. The principal is an amazing leader. She cares about the children and looks out for their best interest. The secretaries are very helpful and kind. I believe the attitude of the staff is a reflection from the principal. I believe that is starts at the top. My daughter's teacher was also great. They gave my daughter speech and helped her every way possible. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

I love their academics, the teachers & parents. Everyone is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

My kids went to this school and all they learned was how to take tests. They spend months just teaching to the test. They didnt learn anything else. I was very disapointed. My kids now go to a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

My daughter is now in first grade and she absolutely loves school. She is doing very well and more importantly she has a love of learning. The prinicpal is an amazing leader and was the key in deciding to enroll at Memorial vs. neighborhood Catholic schools. She is serious and stern and no-nonsense. The children here are safe, and can be assured that the Prinicpal has their interests at heart. The teachers are extremely dedicated and inspiring role models. And yes, there does seem to be good relationship between the teachers and Principal, but i wouldn't want it any other way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

My son went to Memorial School from K-5 grade. the first few years were good. Once the Principal retired and a new one started it went down hill. the new principal is all for the teachers and does not defend or help the students. There is no sports offered or clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

My kids went to this school all the way to 5th grade. It was a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

My child attended Memorial grades kdg-5 and as a student she has been encouraged to strive to be the best. As a parent I found the staff warm and welcoming. Every year the teacher got to know my childs needs, not only academically but personally. I found that there is a very small but dedicated group of parents that consistantly are there for the school, staff and students. There could definitely be more parent involvement with the size enrollment that we currently have. The school is currently under construction due to the passing of the referendum and will only become bigger and better. We have only had a wonderful experience and will find it very hard to leave the extended family we now have.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black46%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black55%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students77%
Female91%
Male67%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education31%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education77%
General education95%
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%
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

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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 62% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 12% 16%
Hispanic 11% 22%
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 26%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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