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Taunton Forge Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 325 students

 
 

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Posted October 27, 2013

My school is Taunton Forge School. I am so impressed with the people I work with from the custodian to the principal, each and every staff member cares for the students. There are activities before and after school for students including clubs and intramurals. The students are polite and respectful, the hallways bright and cherry, and the school academics rigorous but fair. Along with class curriculum in grades K-5, students also have music, art, technology and media center each week. Parent volunteerism is very high in our school, which contributes to the family feeling. y, It should be noted that Taunton Forge School was the only school in Burlington County, NJ, to be awarded the title of High Performing School, something staff is very proud of.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2013

We love this school. The faculty and staff are amazing. The Principal, knows every child's name!It is a receptive caring environment, while also providing fantastic education. We feel privileged to have our children in this school. Thank you Taunton Forge!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

The kids at Taunton Forge feel connected and supported. The faculty and staff work together to foster a special environment of family, caring and learning. All three of my children have loved their time at Taunton Forge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

It broke my heart when my daughter graduated from this school. They had the most wonderful principal, teachers and general attitude and respect for the children and parents. They didn't just pretend to listen and then give excuses. They listened and made changes when necessary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2007

Taunton Forge is a top notch school. The academic program is rigorous and includes specialists for learners who need extra help as well as for those who need extra challenge. Children have many opportunities to be creative and have their voices heard. Questions and discussions are encouraged in the classrooms. Children at TF are treated with kindness and respect by the staff. Everyone seems to be happy to be here. It's fun to volunteer(and lots of parents do)at TF because the staff is so appreciative and the students so well behaved. Our principal is wonderfully competent and has done much to make TF a bright,safe, and interesting place to learn. Our extracurricular program includes intramurals, chess club, computer club, drama, chorus and band. My three children have attended TF and loved it. They are now extremely competent and confident learners and kind, thoughtful people as well. Thanks TF!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2007

After moving into the district, we have been more than pleased with Taunton Forge School. We feel nothing but warmth when we are welcomed into our kids' educations. The teachers keep the line of communication open and encourage our involvement as parents. The school feels like a family and has exceeded our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

Taunton Forge is a great school. The staff and teachers are wonderful. The academics are great, but testing is not the only thing that matters. Parent involvement is very high. My daughters feel like they are at their second home and love to go to school. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

We have two children in Taunton Forge,soon to be three. Our school is wonderful. The staff from Principal to custodian has a smile on their face and truly cares for our kids. It's a comfort knowing that our children will be taught and cared for. We feel that the academics are up to par. The teacher quality is exceptional. The teacher we have had show their love of children and teaching. We as parents are always welcomed into the classroom and are encourgaged to participate in the activities. Safety and discipline are two areas that do not go unoticed. I would recommend our school to all. It's a great school to have your child enrolled in. We love Mr.Hodges,4th grade and Mrs. Crowthers, 2nd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2003

The atmosphere at Taunton Forge is exceptional. Having worked in public education for 9 years, I feel my children are very lucky to attend such a wonderful, positive school. Parents are very involved and welcome too! Taunton Forge gets an A plus from our family!


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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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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%

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89%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

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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 Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male100%
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Asiann/a
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White95%
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Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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 91% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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