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South Mountain Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 5 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 15, 2013

We were new to the town last April. Kids were transfered from NYC public school (grade 3). We heard a lot of positive comments of Millburn schools. But until I actually experienced them on the first visit to school, I realized that we have picked the correct school. The school staffs are super great helpers, friendly and response to my emails faster than I was expecting. My kids are the youngest one in the class, which made me worried about their learning process, but their teachers were quickly respond to my concerns, I felt like I'm very connected with the school just like my kids. (they came back on their 1st day of school telling me who's their number 1 best friend, who's#2..#3..). Parents in my kids class are willing to help out, and very friendly and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2013

The teachers and principal are wonderful. They truly care about the children and very open to ideas/feedback from parents. Our daughter is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2013

Adequate special education is definitely a problem in this school and this district. Look into the December 2012 decision against the township finding that the district failed to provide an autistic child with appropriate services. The decision is basically a summary of how the South Mountain child study team (teachers and administrators are named) and supervisors completely failed this child and by inference other children with autism and special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

A lovely learning environment, great facilities, good leadership, and fantastic teachers; every kid is pushed hard to do better. The teachers and even parents in this community take great pains to help strive kids perform better; a very active and energized pto; all in all i am in love with this school
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

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 Students89%
Female100%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students83%
Female77%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education46%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education85%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students80%
Female84%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female87%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 70% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2 Southern Slope Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: (973) 921-1394

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