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Cheesequake Elementary School

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Posted February 28, 2012

This is a great school with a wonderful staff. my daughter loves going to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

This is an excellent school with great teachers. Very impressed with the way they care for the children.


Posted April 14, 2011

My granddaughter loves this school. The teachers are excellent, caring people. Couldn't have picked a better school.


Posted May 4, 2010

My son loves going to school every day and his teacher. That should tell you something!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2006

It is a great school. I went there and loved it. The teachers taught me so much and made it fun to learn. We had many fun days at school, and great field trips. We also had tons of assembly, and I loved being in them. It is a terrific school.
—Submitted by a student


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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black46%
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education36%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Black73%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education64%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
Female100%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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 57% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 9%
Black 11% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Thomas Ferry

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111 Route 34
Matawan, NJ 07747
Phone: (732) 360-4552

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