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Number 9, Deerfield Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 10 students

 
 

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Posted March 15, 2008

My children actually look forward to going to school! The principal greets every child and parent by name! He has an open door policy and is willing to listen to any suggestions the parents may have. The teachers take an interest in each child and I have been able to make appointments with them to discuss any concerns I may have. The PTA, I think has a lot of fundraisers, but they also provide a lot for the children. A school board members children attend this school also and she seems very open to communication with the parents. This school seems to have a positive atmosphere and I am glad that I sent them here instead of private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

My youngest child now attends No. 9 in Linden. Both of my children have had positive experiences in this school under the leadership of a great principal, Mr. James Iozzi. The teachers and aides as well as PTA are terrific. Better than any private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2008

This is a wonderful elementary school that I would compare to any affluent neighborhood school. The curriculum is great and the teachers go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

School #9 Is the best school,Mr.Iozzi the principal knows all the kids by name and will know what class that kid is in if you ask him.All the teachers are fantastic couldnt ask for a better school.The teachers are there for the students and work with them if the are having problems.And the student of the month the kids love it they look forward for there turn so they can have pizza and watch t.v. in the library.they do funraisers they just had 1 for lukemia and collected 1,900 there goal was 900.00 so that goes to show all the parent involment.Im gonna miss school #9 I dont think there will be another school like it wish i had 1 more kid that has to go through the 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.

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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students59%
Female70%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male71%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 Students51%
Female65%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students65%
Female81%
Male53%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

Below Average

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
White 52% 51%
Black 21% 16%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 34%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1401 Deerfield Terrace
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 486-5164

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