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Number 8, Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 333 students

 
 

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5 stars

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted September 12, 2013

School # 8 has some really great teachers. I find the principal leadership to be lacking as well as parent involvement. There are schools in the district that have more activities and school pride than 8, so in that sense, it is a little disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

This school is awesome. I came from NY and the schools over there do not even compare to School 8. Their teachers are pleasant and with lots of heart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Great school, my 5 year old daughter loves her teacher, my daughter has learned alot since starting kindergarden there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2007

New principle really keeps the school in tip top shape! My children never have any problems with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

My children have been attending School 8 since kindergarten. The teachers and staff are caring and available to both parents and students. The principal is sure to greet each child by name. The school has many activities and special days that help to encourage children to enjoy their educational experience. I know my kids are loved and safe at School 8!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

I am very impressed with this school, I think they have a very strong principal that provides great leadership for the children. The teachers are excellent, they truly do care about the children. Overall, both teachers and principal work closely with parents and students to make the elementry years the best years of the kids lives. I am extremely impressed with School 8. Great school, safe and fun for the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

It is a very good school. The teachers and principal really do care about the children and go out of there way to make it a pleasant and safe environment. They also work had with respect and dicipline while maintaining a fun learning environment. This is an excellent school.
—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.

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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students46%
Female59%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female69%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
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 Students40%
Female46%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female59%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
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 Students43%
Female57%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White37%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 43% 52%
Hispanic 40% 22%
Black 12% 16%
Asian 3% 9%
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 41%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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500 W Blancke St
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 862-4397

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