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Edgemont Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2013

As with all schools in town, the class sizes are too big. However, most of the teachers have a lot of heart, energy, are committed, and work tirelessly to reach children at a multitude of levels. With the new principal, there's been a sea change, and this school is benefitting greatly. She's embracing Montessori, listening to parental input, and creating a mentorship program among faculty. Edgemont is teaching our kids to be global citizens and critical thinkers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

Have sent two of my children to Edgemont, the only public Montessori School in the State, and have not been disappointed. All teachers are Montessori trained. The new principal, Cheryl Hopper, is responsive, energetic, positive, and interested in involving the local teacher's college in the mix and has the connections to do it. The parents run an excellent after school enrichment program that will introduce your child to topics that are fantastic: art of the medieval ages, dance, musical theatre, yoga, art, rocketry, fencing and the list goes on.... Beautiful Edgemont Park offers its grounds for regular use, including the brand new, all-children's playground. One known as the best kept secret in town, not so sure it'll stay that way, especially with Hopper at the helm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

My two young daughters attend Edgemont. The environment has been wonderful for them, and we've had some great teachers. All of the teachers have additional Montessori training and really believe in what they are doing. There is a lot of parental involvement too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2011

I have two children currently at Edgemont, and one older child who was enrolled at Edgemont and is now at Montclair High. I am very happy at Edgemont, the only PUBLIC MONTESSORI school in NJ!! It is a wonderful family-like environment, with great Montessori- trained teachers. I would recommend it highly to any family new to Montclair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

We moved to Montclair to send our children to this very unique PUBLIC Montessori school. All three of my children have now graduated. Although many parents have problems with the principal, I feel that she is an excellent administrator and has served the school extremely well. My children had mostly excellent, well-trained Montessori teachers throughout their years there. There is an active PTA (I was president for a year) and, with the exception of typical political and personality problems, they do a fabulous job. There is a real sense of family at this school. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

We sent our daughter Chantal here. A very good school. I've helped bring up 10 children and grandchildren in the UK and US. No school was better than this, and some (very expensive ones) no nearly as good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2007

great school. experienced teachers, child-centered environment with great academic outcomes. small school but with excellent extracurricular programs and good parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Beautiful grounds. Nice small, nurturing environment. Montessori Lite. Well trained Montessori teachers, but Principal is not trained and does not really 'get' Montessori, so not nearly as much done as is possible. Very diverse and interesting family community. Amazing parent involvment providing lots of extra programs. Art, music, gym 2x per week. My kids have been happy there, but politics with principal are frustrating.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
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

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students66%
Female63%
Male70%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female74%
Male86%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students71%
Female78%
Male66%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
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 Students64%
Female79%
Male50%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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How schools in the state rate:

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of schools in the state are Below average
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 45% 51%
Black 29% 16%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20 Edgemont Rd
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (201) 509-4162

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