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Moorestown Upper Elementary School

Public | 4-6 & ungraded | 10 students

 

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Posted December 9, 2013

My child went to UES and the High School. Very good education. Some Parents and students have a very "elitist "mentality. ( I guess due to neighborhood - bratty rich kids can be mean. I blame the parents not teachers.) School teachers good. If your child has any issues principal and superintendent of both UES and High school are not very helpful. Guidance counselors seem overwhelmed . Parents have to keep pushing to get their child's needs accomplished. Overall curriculum challenging and good for the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2013

I have a child in UES. The teachers were awful, students still can't read or write efficiently, and there are several a points of bullying in the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Regardless the turn over rate of principal was very high during my child attending this school, this school maintained a great learning experience for my child. The counselors have been very helpful. The Math program is excellent especially in the enriched programs. The Language Art program can be better . It is a big school for these 4th, 5th and 6th graders. There are around 1000 students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

I have had two children pass through the school. Both had a great time and an overall positive experience. Like everywhere there are a few teachers that could be better, but the general level is very high. The school also benefits very much from the local community, with many very dedicated parents helping our. From what I can tell, the special needs program is strong. The language teaching is rather disappointing. The school has gone through 4 principals in 6 years, so there are some questions about the administration. The facilities offered by the school are also first rate.
—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 59% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 66% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black48%
Asian94%
Hispanic36%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Black52%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black87%
Asian100%
Hispanic72%
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Black54%
Asian83%
Hispanic50%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black68%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black65%
Asian88%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education51%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black80%
Asian97%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education69%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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48%
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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 78% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black 8% 16%
Hispanic 4% 22%
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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Susan Powell

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325 Borton Landing Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: (856) 793-0333

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