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George Mitchell Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 5 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Since our start at GJM in September it has been great! My son who has some learning issues as well as behavior. It was addressed promptly and with his best interest coming first! I am more than pleased with GJM and the wonderful teachers and staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

We opted not to enroll our son at GJM for kindergarten after A very bad experience with the child study team. They were very difficult to work with & I felt my son was being penalized for not having taken part in their overcrowded free daycare program for preK. We opted to pay private tuition for a respectable school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

It wasn't until I moved away that I realized what a great school George J. Mitchell is. My kids attended in 2008 when Mitchell was the only elementary school. They have 6 specials - gym, music, art, science, library and PEP. Their gifted & talented program is WONDERFUL and stimulating for the kids involved. They have great parental involvement and widely attended PTA functions. They have summer time camps run by teachers. They have a very safe, secure procedure for visitors. Overall, it is a great school and I really miss it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

They have an excellent curriculum. The teachers really care about the children. My daughter looks forward to going to school everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

george j mitchell is one of the best schools around because there all about the kids and they do everything possible for my daughter. my daughter loves her teacher very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love George J Mitchell because it is a school with wonderful devoted teachers and a caring staff. My son loves his teacher and enjoys his school day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

My son is in the preschool program which is phenomenol! Every person we come in contact with from the teachers and aids to the cafeteria ladies and even janitors - the smiles are huge and the helpfulness is never ending. Thank God for George J. Mitchell Elementery schol!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my children attend this school and have since pre-k. I am so happy with the teachers and staff. I feel that they really care about all the children. They have an awesome preschool program. I feel that my daughter learned an amazing amount of information in her preschool class. My son also loves going to school. He didn't miss a day last year.. They both liik forward to each day at school.. That's why I think George J. Mitchell Elementary scool is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

Constance Fugere is the Principal at this school. She is so supportive of all the students that attend GJM. Our 6 year old has had some difficulties with learning at his grade level. We had many concerns about his moving into 1st grade. She took the time to meet with my husband and I several times. She became actively involved. This enabled our son to be evaluated by the school in record time this summer. He will now receive additional support services in order to help him succeed. He will be moving into 1st grade because of her active involvement with my family but most importantly, my son!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

The George J. Mitchell Elementary School located in Little Egg Harbor Township is one of few that offer a free half day pre-school program and full day kindergarten.(Even though the pre-school program is privatly funded through Medallion, it is a benefit to offer students this wonderful start in education.) For students participating in both pre-school and kindergarten it offers a great start in their education. The principal is Pro-active in every aspect of education and professional. She is dedicated and motivated to make sure that all of her colleagues are prepared to have each student perform to his/her best ability. It is believed that learning and laughter are the rule and work together. The school is clean,the teachers are dedicated,qualified and happy to be at school. There is committed PTA,art,music, enrichment programs during the school year and summertime.
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Posted September 9, 2004

GJM School has been the most positive experience I have ever had. My son has made tremendous progress thanks to the Summer Academy, all the teachers he has had and Constance Fugere. He has been in GJM since preschool and is now in 2nd grade and still loves to go to school. Thank you everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

my son is in the first grade. He is given homework that a preschooler could do. They are not challenging him at all. I am very disappointed with the curriculum! Most of the homework is either multiple choice, fill in the blank or matching. It never takes him more than 40 seconds to complete. I don't want busy work for him either. I would like however, to see homework that challenges his thinking. For example: writing a 3 - 5 sentence composition or writing complete sentences for spelling words. Math is a joke. Maybe once every other week we will see a ditto on Math. It is definitely a weak curriculum! The school also lacks creative after school programs for the children. They offered two this year for about two month. Unfortunately,their schedules conflict and subsequently your child could only choose one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

My son is currently enrolled in the preschool program. I have to say that this is the best school ever! My son started at age 3 and soon after turned 4, as one of the youngest children in the school, he has made such a big improvement! He loves it, we love it, and I can't say enough about all staff members and the medallion program. Thank You Mrs. Jones for making my son's school experience such a positive one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My son has been in this school for Pre-k and now 1st grade. We had moved into the town next to LEH , Tuckerton , and went to that school for kindergarten and I hated it. George Mitchel has more students but seems to be able to give more one-on-one to students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This is a warm, friendly school where my children love to go. They are learning a lot and seem to be right up there with the other schools I've explored. My family is extremely pleased with the G.J.Mitchell School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

my son started 1st grade here last april and it is a wonderful school he loves going to school now unlike before... the teachers are awesome and he will never forget miss wallace
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 66% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
65%
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education44%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education67%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female71%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education32%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education41%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education100%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
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
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special education11%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education44%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special education18%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education41%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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

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48%
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26%
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Reading growth at this school

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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 84% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 2% 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 37%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Deborah Giannuzzi

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950 Route 539
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-7131

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