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Patrick McGaheran Elementary School

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Posted April 29, 2009

This school is phenomenal! Teachers are energetic and creative. They practice true differentiation. Enrichment opportunities are available for everyone, not just the 'gifted and talented'. Actually, they don't even bother with a ridiculous label like that. Because they practice differentiation, there's no reason to. They know that when a child's education plan is crafted according to their individual learning styles, then they are all 'gifted and talented'. The special programs (music, art, technology) are exceptional. I'm even impressed by the school lunches. They have outsourced the food service to a vendor that specializes in healthful meals and has a website that explains their policies in great detail.
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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students82%
Female87%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education55%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education73%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Black 1% 16%
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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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63 Allerton Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
Phone: (908) 735-5151

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