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Lawnside Public Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 255 students

 

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Posted July 7, 2013

If Lawnside Public School's performance could be placed on a graph its curve would show a definite upswing. Under the leadership of Dr. Ronn Johnson, the school has made a number of physical improvements, including smart boards in the classrooms and after school programs which will serve its students well going forward. Discipline has been an issue, but not an overwhelming one. There are certain benefits with having such a small student body and the faculty and administration at this school give each of its students the individual attention they need. If they don't let up this school can achieve a great deal for its students and the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2010

Excellent Parents! Excellent Students! Excellent Staff! Wonderful Community! I really believe that this school is one of the best kept secrets in South Jersey. My child receives a high quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

For all you naysayers of LPS, read on: Accomplishments of the Lawnside School District 2008 - 2009 Academic: 75% of Grade 3 students met state proficiencies in mathematics, exceeding the state benchmark by 6%. 73% of Grade 4 students met state proficiencies in mathematics, exceeding the state benchmark by 4%. Significantly improved test scores on the state assessments in science for grades 4 and 8. Lawnside School District made AYP through Safe Harbor in 2008. The district implemented FOSS, a new hands-on, inquiry-based science program approved by the National Science Foundation. The district completed the Arts in Education grant program with a state-of-the-art showcase of student work. After-school care services provided by REAL and Stay-on-Top vendors.


Posted May 29, 2007

There are many negative issues about the school but to be fair I will list + and -. Lawnside is a one-school district. Many of the staff are friends, relatives or in some way affiliated with the Borough/political officials; There is no after school program although we fought to get one initiated (with no support from the school administration); The Principal & Superintendent are one in the same. The school has failed the state testing for 6 years straight.if they failed this year that will be year 7! Taxes rise each year and there is no music nor sports programs to facilitate the Pre K through 8th grade students. There are excuses made for every issue with the kids foster kids, lack of parent participation, special ed students, etc. but none are founded to meet the bottom line. There was parent particip til no results/changes Federal Gov't should take over asap!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

Lawnside elementary school has potential but seems to be having difficulties. The teachers are nice but are often over-consumed with discipline issues. Expectations are low for student achievement and behavior. Parent involment is low. Bickering is evident. Excuses are often made for why students are not at the same level as other schools in the state. The role of principle and superintendent is filled by one person. This makes it difficult to achieve resolution of issues. Extra curriculum activities are almost non-existent and school participation in local enrichment competitions is not encouraged. More focus on quality should be given in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

Lawnside Public is a great school. My children have been attending this school for the past 6 months. The teachers are very enthusiastic and the principle is very supportive. The only thing that concerns me is the amount of extracurricular activities available. I also wish that they had more advanced classes available for students in the 5th grade or lower.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

The school is very well organized from the leadership on down the line. I commend the school for incorporating the uniforms.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 23, 2004

I am a resident of Lawnside and refuse to send my child to the school - With the taxes that are paid within this small community one would think that the educational level would be high - however that is not so - It is my understanding that Lawnside teachers are in the highest salary group - there is no reflection of this whatsoever by the turnout of uneducated children- there is no afterschool care - and we really need to look into safety features for the children - I think we should seriously take a look at the leadership, the borough, the council and the Board of Education for Lawnside public school - The community may be growing but the education of our children at this school is falling way behind.
—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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
20%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

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 61% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students23%
Female18%
Male25%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education28%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female46%
Male50%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education11%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female43%
Malen/a
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female72%
Malen/a
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students27%
Female39%
Male15%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male77%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male62%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students31%
Femalen/a
Male28%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Femalen/a
Male28%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male53%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female46%
Male56%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students43%
Female36%
Male47%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 90% 16%
Asian 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
White 3% 52%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr Ronn Johnson

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426 East Charleston Ave
Lawnside, NJ 08045
Phone: (856) 546-4850

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