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Somerset Elementary School

Public | 5-6 & ungraded | 491 students

 
 

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Posted May 14, 2009

This is a great school, But they need to give them more freedom. The teachers are also very satisfiying.The nutrition is great. They are allowed to have salads for lunch everyday. But like I said they need more freedom. Thay maybe should be allowed to have free choice- seating, or somthing at lunch were they can be with their friends. This is very great school for your child to go to. I would choose Sommerset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2008

The New Principal is great. He will turn things around. Some teachers on the six grade level need to be more kid friendly. But Mr. Sainte-Rose the Principal will turn them around.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

216 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students37%
Female45%
Male30%
Black34%
Asian64%
Hispanic32%
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Black71%
Asian82%
Hispanic68%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education37%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
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 Students45%
Female52%
Male39%
Black53%
Asian57%
Hispanic34%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black64%
Asian93%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
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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Math growth at this school

Average

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
Hispanic 54% 22%
Black 24% 16%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
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 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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303 Somerset Street
N Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 769-6080

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