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Number 10, Highland Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 358 students

 
 

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Posted December 13, 2012

My son has been attending this school for 2 years and I love the school. the teachers are dedicated to making the child's school experience one to remember. I loved Ms. Sousa, she was great with my son. I also like my son's current teacher who seems to be truly dedicated to having the children achieve their academic goals. The school has a welcoming atmosphere and the parents can feel comfortable with the quality of education that their children are receiving....I KNOW I AM!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

This is my sons second year in the Teddy Program. We are very happy with his teachers and aides as well as the progress he has made. There is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere in the school and my son enjoys going everyday. This is definately a reflection of the love and care the teachers and staff have for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

My daughter is in second grade and I want to say that as a parent,, this is a great school! My daughter has been struggling with her academics since kindergarten and all the teachers,, resource people and aids have all stepped up to help make an easier transition from grade to grade. I requested that the child study team come to eval her and I was surprised at how quickly they responded and came together to set up the programs that my child needs. All those involved I want to thank and let you all know what a great job is being done at Highland school to address all the needs of all the children! keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

My daughter is in the second grade, she has been at School 10 since she was three in the 'Teddy Program.' The teachers and principal truly have the education of the students in the forefront of there education. Teachers use parents whereever possible to assist with the childs education. Teacners are also present at PTA functions like the school 'Science Fair,' to observe another level of their students education and interests. If I had to find something wrong with School Number 10, the only thing I could come up with, there is a need for more space/classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

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

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

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
61%

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

All Students58%
Femalen/a
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Femalen/a
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
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 Students37%
Female50%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female67%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female92%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students49%
Female53%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 47% 22%
White 40% 51%
Black 9% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 38%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2801 Highland Avenue
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 486-2043

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