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Number 1, Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 293 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2012

Teaching at this school is definitely NOT sub-standard. This school has raised the bar and challenges each and every student to work to their full potential. If you are looking for you child to be challenged, this school is for you.


Posted October 8, 2008

Teaching at this school is sub-standard. My son just started the 3rd. Grade and he is doing pre k work -- he did much harder work at school 5 in the second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

I know it's not the school but i think it's the kids that go to school some of them are really bad but an general it's not bad school the staff is nice. My son is coming from a total different school , he was and a private school (catholic) and i always think catholic schools are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

This school is not the last school you'll want to choose. I'm a former student of School 1 and I don't think it's that bad. The people there are nice and friendly. It's one of the most best schools in the that area anyways.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
49%

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

All Students47%
Female50%
Male44%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male66%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
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 Students38%
Female48%
Male27%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male44%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male78%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
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

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
Black 63% 16%
Hispanic 27% 22%
White 6% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Dona Preston

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Linden, NJ 07036
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