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Raymond W. Kershaw Elementary School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 7 students

 
 

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2 stars

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Posted February 26, 2014

As stated below, I researched the surrounding towns and found that Runnemede, Bellmawr, Haddon Heights (2 schools), Audubon and Barrington middle schools are all scoring way above us. ALL above state average. How do the teachers ask for more of anything with this being so blatant in front of everyone. Performance.... speaks volumes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2013

Parents should continue to research the surrounding towns, their schools and their teachers' contracts to see that Mt. Ephraim teachers and support staff are just asking to be comparable to comparable towns. Teachers have NEVER stopped providing quality instruction due to this distraction. They have remained professional, caring and concerned for each student entering their classroom. Sadly, if this is not your case, you are not dealing with a contract issue, you are dealing with a personal issue and should contact the teacher directly. Email addresses and phone numbers are provided on the school website.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2013

The previous responses were correct. The techer contract situation has absolutely affected the classroom learning environment. There have been multiple mentions of this to the students and teachers have been picketing outside of the school. Th learning atmosphere is very poor. I do not feel that my child is being prepared for the next level of her education experience, high school. Teachers and support staff certainly spout the status quo but there is a clear issue with this school right now. From a parental viewpoint the constant reminder of no contract, ie picketing, signs in the car windows etc. , is distracting. The teachers are getting paid and have what would seem to be a fair offer to most people. Add to that the fact that the children are the ones being affected is very disconcerting. I am thankful this will be my last year in this particular school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

My school is in terrible turmoil. Do NOT move into this district. The teachers do NOT teach. They have no contract and tell the students everyday. They have decided not to prepare the students for graduation, have classtrips, have a year book, or help the kids at all. They are basically striking while sitting in the classroom. BAD SITUATION.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2013

Very bad. The teachers are lazy. They have no contract and decided to tell the students everyday and to make the kids suffer. My children have all gone through this school and it had REALLY gone DOWNHILL. It is not for educational purposes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2004

Great School! Great Teachers! Great Education!
—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 61% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
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 65% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
44%
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 82% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students51%
Female63%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education27%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students58%
Female75%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female70%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education50%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education67%
General education98%
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

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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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

Below 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 90% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Two or more races 1% 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 29%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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125 South Black Horse Pike
Mount Ephraim, NJ 08059
Phone: (856) 931-1634

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