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Normandy Park School

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Posted May 27, 2014

Great experience with our daughter attending this school. The teachers are very responsive and looking out for her best interest. We really like the multi-age program as it demonstrates mastery by the older kids helping mentor the younger students. Our daughter had some issues learning to read and the teacher identified the issues early on and provided individualized extra help and support to get her up to speed. We have seen a difference in her learning and progress, and the teacher has been open with us. Will be sending all our children to Normandy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

The beauty of the Normandy Park School is in the family oriented atmosphere. The parents contribute on every level. They volunteer time, money, expertise, equipment, food etc or whatever may be needed to foster learning. I have 3 children that have been at Normandy since kindergarten. The staff is open to parent involvement and responsive to feedback. They put the best interests of the child first. The children are taught about working together as a part of the community. They are provided with opportunities to meet authors and professionals from various fields. Self reliance is encouraged and fostered by the "Olders" in each class level. The report cards initially seem daunting until you realize that they focus on the particular skills of each child, noting those skills that each student has mastered, has in progress and/or those skills that need additional support. After 7 years at the school and 1 child who has moved on to middle school, a fifth grader that is one the way out and a soon to be 4th grader I look back happy we chose Normandy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2010

My son attended Normandy Park and it was wonderfully nurturing and challenging based on the individual student's capabilities


Posted January 27, 2010

My daughter is in the second grade now. She loves her school a lot. I am very happy with the school too. My daughter loves it the multiage concept. She is very proud to be in the older group. She likes explaining things and working in groups. Also I like the situation when she will have next year the same teacher and about 10 kids from this year. It reduces stress in the beginning of the school year. School atmosphere is very friendly and warm.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

My children started at this school in kindergarten and I had reservations about the multiage concept. Well my concerns all came true. The concept of older children being roll models for younger children simply does not work. The older children are hampered by the younger ones while they are trying to complete school projects / work. The smarter children get bored very quickly and lets not forget they are children and don't need the pressure of teachers and fellow students to be perfect roll models. Unfortunately, for the children the teachers are attempting to teach two classes at the same time which takes away valueable time needed to help children who require it. The classes are the largest in the district and common sense would suggest that no elementry school teacher can truly cover all the bases teaching two grades simultaneously.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

You can't top this school in terms of a highly stimulating, nurturing environment where children have endless options available to them. The fabulous principal insures that every teacher performs up to his or her best ability. Consequently, even shy children are empowered to contribute and all feel safe and well cared for.
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

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 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students65%
Female59%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education47%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female78%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education93%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
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 Students77%
Female77%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
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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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

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 49% 51%
Hispanic 35% 22%
Black 11% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Kelly Harte

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Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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19a Normandy Parkway
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 889-7690

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