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Torey J. Sabatini Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 13, 2014

This school has a diverse population of needy and gifted students. It has a great reputation because of the care and quality of the staff.The number one attraction of the school is the amazing art program.The quality of the work and the excitement of the kids creating art is the best in the state. Many parent are attracted to this school because of the art program. Every student from kindergarten to fifth grade gets to learn how to be creative and original. I can see why people move to Madison for the great schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Overall, among the best elementary schools in the state! The teachers are excellent and foster a welcoming environment for the students. Madison recently expanded the catchment area for this school, which adds to the diversity of the student body, which is wonderful! Every student who attends this school is truly fortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Torey J. Sabatini is a great school. The principal along with all the teachers are so caring about the students. It is a big, happy family. The teachers go the extra mile and work as a team to insure the success of the students.


Posted September 22, 2010

Torey J. is a wonderful school with talented and caring teachers who do a fabulous job teaching our children. The parent community is very active and involved which only makes our schools that much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2010

I have been in several different public schools from Atlanta to Illinois and this elementary school stands high among the rest. The teachers are excellent and there is a high standard of learning. My children have wonderful friends due to the strong and supportive families that attend this school. TJS gets a 5 star rating in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

This is a good school, and academics are solid, especially Writers Workshop and Math curriculum. I would call the school 'very good' but NOT 'excellent' because needs of higher learners are not addressed. The Gifted program is being phased out and advanced learners are not being challenged. The principal's big weakness is refusing to acknowledge/address bullying. Therefore, bullying is not disciplined and continues. Other children are not taught how to intervene (ie, Bully, Bystander, how to help). Many parents are frustrated by this but have given up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

The kindergarten teacher Mrs. Waryha has got to be the best. There's a great balance between group structure and individual attention. And yes her students are reading! Our daughter feels safe, happy and has learned so much in her class, and she looks forward to go to school everyday. The school nurse is just absolutely wonderful. She is thorough and caring. Students and parents alike feel totally at ease at her office. Upon finding out our child's special diet needs, Mrs. Crescas set up an appointment with me right away to patiently provide information and options. You can tell she genuinely loves what she does. We can't ask for more. Yes, if you plan on parking on Glenwild, you'll be yelled at by Tony the crossing guard, at least 3 times if you're lucky, and more if you're a newbie. Don't back down, he'll yell at you more. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

This school *could* be excellent -- it's a nice, small neighborhood school with some great teachers. The principal however, is forcing the school into *mediocrity* by not supporting a strong school/home partnership. He has his own agenda -- one where parents are not welcome in the school and not allowed to volunteer in the classroom, the cafeteria, the library, etc. Teachers do not communicate regularly through newsletters or email. School secretaries are cold and unhelpful. This adds up to an environment which compromises the quality of the education and makes parents unhappy with the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2008

This used to be a close knit homey school where parents were welcome and informed on their child's progress. Now, we have a new pricinpal whose focus on school security means parents are not welcome in the school, there is no classroom volunteering, and the family feel I had with my older child is lost with my younger one. I don't know what is going on in the classroom - all I hear is on formal progress reports and a 10 minute conference 2x/year. This new principal is up for tenure this year and parents and teachers all hope he doesn't get it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

This school provided my children with an incredible elementary experience! The small class sizes allow the children to learn from and interact with Torey's amazing staff of teachers and administrators. My children always felt protected and loved within the confines of the 'best all 'round school!' If you are trying to choose among the three elementary schools, I suggest Torey. The experience one gains from such a positive environment carries through to high school and keeps the children eager to learn and enthusiastic to take on new challenges.
—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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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87%

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85%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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89%

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94%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
90%

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95%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
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 Students83%
Female100%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 88% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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