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Menlo Park Terrace Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 327 students

 

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Posted January 12, 2014

We are a new family to the school and would like to be involved for our children. Unfortunately, I feel there is so much negativity from gossipy moms here. These moms actually target you to listen to this list of negative comments about other moms. They have no problem mentioning names to you. It is very disheartening and uncomfortable. My kids have even told me some comments made by these women because they are at the school during the day to volunteer. We are completely turned off and are hesitant to volunteer because of these gossipy moms. It is a shame because the school seems to have a staff that cares and helps your child with their education. We are looking into moving our children elsewhere so we can feel comfortable with being involved in their lives at school. I would normally post my info but feel these gossipy moms may target me and my children next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My oldest son is 11 and in the 5th grade and I also have younger kids that attend this school. I have never had a problem with any teachers or the principal. They offer a wide variety of programs for kids who are having difficulties with speech, reading, & writing. The school is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

For a school like Menlo Park Terrace, five stars are not enough. I would give it 10 stars if the web site allowed it. It is an extraordinary school and the teachers are so friendly. Over all it's a great school, great teachers, great principal and the students are great too. Proud to be the parents of the kid who goes to MPT school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

great school, great principal, great communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2004

This is our son's first year in Menlo Park Terrace School and we are extremely happy. The teacher involvement is extraordinary.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male72%
Black92%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black83%
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic67%
White45%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic80%
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female86%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic93%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students67%
Female81%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic54%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 31% 51%
Hispanic 28% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 25% 9%
Black 14% 16%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Samuel Fancera

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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19 Maryknoll Road
Metuchen, NJ 08840
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