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Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK, 2-8 & ungraded | 772 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2009

Best school ever! They are very involved with their students and their growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

Academic programs at this school are general and average. To much focus on standardized test preparation. Not enough space in extra curricular programs for all students who want to participate. Parent involvement is below average. I would rate this school below average to average. No high school in the this district which requires you to send your child to Ridgefield Park high school, Bergen Technical Schools or private schools.
—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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
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

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

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 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
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 82% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
81%
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%
Female66%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female56%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
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%
Female67%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic48%
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic82%
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education23%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanic63%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female81%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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 Students78%
Female85%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanic72%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female65%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic51%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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 Students94%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female54%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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
Hispanic 36% 22%
White 32% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 8% 0%
Black 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Robert Porfido

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130 Liberty St
Little Ferry, NJ 07643
Phone: (201) 641-6186

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