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George L. Hess Elementary School

Public | PK, 2-5 & ungraded | 69 students

 

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Posted January 11, 2014

My son used to goto this school. The curriculum is very behind for 1st graders. Our friend's daughter goes here and her spelling words are something for a 3 yr old. One word was "ant". My son is now in Linwood Seaview and his latest spelling words are "greedy", "reward" "consequence". If you want your children to compete in the real world, I would suggest moving out of this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

i went here forsix years this school is a great environment for kids to grow up in with its excellent condition and pool services i highly recamened sending your child here


Posted August 14, 2005

Strong academic focus. Large class sizes 25+ children to a class. Cut afterschool activities. Reduced programs for art and music. School serves hundreds of students in grades 2-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Excellent academic start for my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2005

George L. Hess academic programs are strong, extracurricular activities are inclusive, and parent involvement is welcomed. Many thanks, to faculty and staff for preparing our children for living and learning in the 21st century.
—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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students65%
Female69%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian92%
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Black57%
Asian92%
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education46%
General education79%
English language learners25%
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
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%
Female69%
Male43%
Black37%
Asian65%
Hispanic45%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education17%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black56%
Asian85%
Hispanic56%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education50%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black75%
Asian90%
Hispanic86%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education72%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education20%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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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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

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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 51% 51%
Black 24% 16%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Jennifer Baldwin

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 625-6600

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