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Frog Pond Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 72 students

 

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Posted March 30, 2014

Frog Pond The district strives to stay ahead of the curve in educational reform. In this era of drastic change in education, as we endeavor to nurture 21st century learners and productive members of our community, we cannot expect classroom any curriculum to mirror what we experienced in our own education. Regarding a previous comment about a turnover in teachers, at the time that comment was written there were ten teachers per grade level in regular education classrooms and the school only housed 3rd through 6th grades. It is not at all surprising, therefore, for two children to complete the 4 four grade levels and never have the same teacher. Each year there was only a ten percent chance of getting the same teacher a sibling previously had.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 23, 2011

Carol Saker and Mr. James Most are a gift to children well qualified and kind. Thank you !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

The teachers hands are being tied with this new reading program. Our children will not learn anything now and the Superintendent will not even entertain data showing what a detriment this is to our school. Stop treating our district like an impoverished third world country!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2010

The school is actually K-6 now and has a new name "Frog Pond Elementary". The teachers are the same as before with 1/2 of the teachers coming over from the George J. Mitchell school for the lower grades. We love the school district and the staff. The district offers many programs to encourage the students to excell. They have excellent before and aftercare and a Summer Camp program to assist families where both parents/guardians have to work. The teachers are wonderful! So friendly and caring. They are constantly striving to improve the level of education our children receive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Great school overall! I love the school, the best scool in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

We are very please with Little Egg Harbor Schools, teachers and community. We have no complaints about Geoge J. Mitchell Elementary School. Our only issues with the Interm.School is that there is no playground equipment for our children. Also, school plays and clubs seem to be offered to the same kids year after year. Why not give other kids the same opportunities. We're hoping now that they've passed the new referendum, some changes will take place along with the renovations. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2008

We are the proud parents of a child with ADHD who spent many happy, healthy years in Little Egg Harbor schools. The Special Ed. programs they have in place are excellent and the support staff are just great. We moved to another state tweo years ago and have regretted leaving the district ever since. Despite some negative comments made to the 'new school' from our former LEHT school, we would return in a heartbeat, should the opportunity arrise. The large district felt like a small-town community and parents were not only welcomed to participate in their child's learning, but encouraged to do so. Our Child Study Team was phenomenal and we always left meetings feeling understood, our child cared about, and the family made part of the 'team', as it should be. We are currently, miserably, battling to keep our very bright and creative child in a less-than-mediocre public sch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

I have 2 children in the little egg harbor intermeiate school and one in the george j mitchell school . I absolutely love this school . My children have learning disabilities and the teachers that they have had some more than once have been so caring and helpful . The kids love going to school to see their teachers on daily levels . They hate to be ill they just love this school ~~~~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

The curriculum is extremely weak; the teachers change every year. My 2 kids (my daughter is starting 6th grade in the fall) are 3 years apart and they have yet to have the same teacher. There are very few afterschool programs (unless you pay for aftercare), and that's just a paid for child care program. Administration hides from issues and doesn't respond. We need a new Superintendent. The current one only cares about rebuilding the physical buildings. Re-building the district starts within the school not the appearance from outside. Get teachers that will stay and boost the curriculum first!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2004

It has been very frustrating trying to communicate on any level with this school,especially if you have a child with learning disabilities. I have found that the teachers and the superintendant have no knowledge nor the experience to understand the needs or the care of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2004

We had two students attend the Little Egg Harbor. They are much too big and students are lost and do not build any community. There are over 10 classes per grade and different children in the classes from grade to grade. There is no school athletic programs or teams and the school does not address the needs of the gifted student. If you want to provide your child with a better than average learning experience and to develop community and be academically challenged stay away from this school. The school is just too big.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

We love the Little Egg Schools. We have three children in the district and have had wonderful experiences. The children are safe, happy and well-taught. We are extremely pleased and happy that we moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My son absolutly loves his school. The Teachers are by far the best that I am aware of compared to the school's that other children that i know of attend. I grew up going to the public school's in Mays Landing and I am completely impressed by the school ditrict in Little Egg Harbor by far.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students45%
Female50%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students55%
Female63%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special education21%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education55%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education79%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students60%
Female73%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education29%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education48%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special education37%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education37%
General education84%
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

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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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 82% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 47%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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305 Frog Pond Road
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-1719

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