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Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-3 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2012

Great school. Awesome staff. Principal is just awesome. I wish the school had bus services. Other than that, I couldn't think a better school for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

This school is average. Just that. The class sizes are way too large. There is a heavy focus on standardized test scores. Many parents are heavily involved in the school and there is good school spirit, which is why I cannot say that the school is below average, however, the curriculum needs to be polished. My child had 3 years there of average and below average teachers. Eventually we left the school which was a great decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Great teachers, staff. Very clean and organized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

Special services are very bad. Not enough aids for kids. I do not recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The principal helps make it fun going to school as well as the teachers and staff we have been very lucky, our kids are very safe happy here .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

The principal, teachers, parents, and PTO really work together for benefit of the students. I am always impressed with the Principal Bauer's enthusiasm. He is outside every morning rain or shine greeting the kids by name; my principal never did that when I was in school. Overall, everyone is extremely dedicated to the academic achievement and overall well-being of all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

The principal and teaching staff are excellent. Special ed services are excellent and have really made a difference in my child's abilities and academic achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

Principal and teachers are so great, they really care about our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

This is simply the BEST school. The principal is an awesome leader who comes out and greets the children every morning, knows their names, helps parents out when dropping off kids who are experiencing anxiety, makes school activities fun for children because he is involved. The teachers are nice, pleasant and highly qualified. This is the main reason why we are staying in Maywood. Maywood Memorial school is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The principal, Mr. Bauer, along with the teachers. He is just amazing. He meets and greets all his students daily. He makes it a point to know each and every child's name. During holidays and schools events he actually gets dressed up in costumes to make the kids smile. Think back to when you were a child, our principals were unapproachable. Mr. Bauer is far from that stereotype. Also, if having an issue with you child, he is there for you 110%. Not having a perfect child truly brings out the real character of the teachers and principal involved and they have all been amazing. I have plenty of details that will support that statement. Elaine Stassi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

I went through Memorial School as a child and I'm proud to have my own children do the same!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The way our school community comes together is amazing. We truly are a 'Family'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The principal, teachers,staff are top notch and our children benefit from them striving for excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

My son started Kindergarten this year and I could not be happier with the supportive staff that has made the transition a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

We have the most professional and spirited staff any town could wish for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Wonderful teachers and staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

excellent teachers and adminstration with very positive attitudes - a real family environment
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Posted October 4, 2009

Best teachers and principal ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Has the most caring teachers and principal.
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Posted October 4, 2009

The Principal and Staff have the children's best interests at heart. The curriculum is challenging, and the kids work hard and have fun every day.
—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.

Grade level

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian85%
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black91%
Asian95%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 51%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 6% 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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Raymond Bauer

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764 Grant Ave
Maywood, NJ 07607
Phone: (201) 845-9113

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