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Asher Holmes Elementary School

Public | 1-5 & ungraded | 542 students

 

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Posted August 6, 2014

I daughter went to Asher Holmes Elementary school and I very much satisfied with the quality of the education, teacher's professionalism and Principal's leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2012

My son just graduated from 3rd grade at Asher Holmes. He had Mrs.Kane as his 3rd grade teacher. I like all the programs she introduced and her teaching style with lots of projects. My son loved his 1st and 2nd grade teachers but in 3rd grade he has grown into a self confident kid who is not afraid to give his opinions. I am so thrilled about this fact. He was never very keen on writing especially. But today he loves writing fiction. This turn about is absolutely to Mrs.Kanes credit. She is very organized and always stay on top of things. I honestly think she is a very good fit for Asher Holmes. She is excellent in keeping students attention focused on the work to be done. My son has become a better student because of her. Anyone who gets Mrs. Kane for their child should be thrilled
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2011

My son is graduating Marlboro HS in June,2011 and I owe his success to the great teachers at Asher Holmes Elementary. His 3rd grade teacher was so kind and nurturing to a little New York boy and gave him the confidence to succeed in school. My second son has ADHD and the wonderful teachers at Asher supported him, encouraged him and gave him wings to fly. From gifted children to children with special needs, there is no better school than Asher Holmes. I love Asher and will be forever greatful to everyone there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

It is a great school full of community spirit, doing things to ensure our children grow and develop both acedemically and socially
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

My son is in 2nd grade at Asher. His 1st grade experience was good. His 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Kamerman is outstanding. She teaches with love and caring. She is excellent in keeping their attention and focused on the work to be done. My son has become a better student because of her. I thank her dearly for this. Anyone who gets Mrs. Kamerman for their child should be thrilled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2007

I am a teacher and have moved here from Bklyn, NY in 1999. I can see a world of difference in the education my children are getting. The staff is so attentive and works with you all the time. They really believe in helping the child. The programs are awesome and children are given such incredible self-esteem. I highly reccommend Ms. Gaffney, Ms. Forte, Ms. Sapienza and Ms. Marchesano. They really strive for the kids and get happy with you when they see your child excel! What more could you want for your child. Dr. Crader has left but was a very inspirational principal. She was 'hands on'. Mr. Ettore is new but seems very nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2005

We have found the faculty and staff of Asher Holmes to be a cut above. Our child has embraced an enthusiasm for learning that exceeded our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

I came from Staten Island two years ago, I see the difference in education standards. I love what Asher Holmes has done for my child. The staff is also very supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

This is an amazing school where students will learn great things.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
94%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
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%
Female88%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education52%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education96%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
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

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 75% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Michael Ettore

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48 Menzel Lane
Morganville, NJ 07751
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