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Shark River Hills Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted May 2, 2014

I was not happy with this school,principal or staff. The principal is very egotistical to say the least. Even after a situation occurred which was the schools fault the principal only offered up an appology to my husband and never once did he offer me an appology when I was the one standing in his office upset. I don't feel this school is even performing as per the rating listed here. There are other better schools in this district. Shark River is by no means the better elementary school (at one time it was). I understand I am not the only one who feels this way about this school. Many parents are dissatisfied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2012

This school is very disappointing. I have two children enrolled in the school, preschool and grade 1. It is very troubling to see the lack of enthusiasm in the young teachers. Communication has been an ongoing problem. While teachers have access to email and technology is abundant in the district teachers refuse to use email to communicate with parents. Phone calls and notes have often been ignored. Students are not actively engaged in their learning and parents are kept out of the learning process. Students are given endless amounts of "busy work" and tested without notice. I have sought assistance from the building principal and don't feel he is very responsive either. The school staff, teachers and principal should be more invested in their students and community. SRH Elementary School has great facilities, tremendous technology, but low quality professional staff. The NJDOE needs to provide better oversight of funding in this school to insure that teacher and administrative quality equals that of the facility and technology. In addition to high property taxes, I will now be paying private school tuition for my two children. SRH is in need of much improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

SRH School is much like a private school. Parent involvement is very high. Teachers are totally committed and enthusiastic, especially in the lower grades. The special subjects teachers that teach computer ed and instrumental music are exceptional. As parents, we feel secure sending our children there. The principal is positive and welcoming. Our chilcren score high on state tests and we are kept in the loop about everything that goes on in the school. Our kids love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2008

This is a warm, inviting schhol that offers many educational opportunities for pre K -5 children. i ahve been impressed with the level of skill my son has developed in the use of computers at such a young age. He is happy to go to school every day . His teachers work very hard to reach all the students.the PTA is exceptional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

Caring, dedicated teachers. All teacher specials are especially gifted and work hard with kids. Responsive principal. Has good technology program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2008

My son is in Mrs. Kirk's preschool class and she is excellent. Since the beginning of the year my son has learned so much and comes home with something new every day. I'm definitely looking forward to having Mrs. Kirk teach my son again for the second year or preschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

I love this ES and am disappointed that we are going to be moving to another district. The Neptune school district has so much more to offer than neighboring districts. My son is only in PreK but everyone from his teacher to Mr Thompson the principal, to Mrs. Kohut the nurse and the PTA pres. Jen Latshaw are warm friendly and very involved on a personal level with the students and their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

Im dissapointed in this school. The lack of interest or concern the principal has shown is upsetting. I had to call the Board of Education for assistance. Two of my children transferred there from another Neptune school after moving into SRiver. We wish we had never enrolled in SRH. We are working on transferring back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2006

I love this school. My daughter has been going to this school since kindergarten and is starting 3rd grade this year. The teachers are great she has learned alot in the years have been there. The principal is excellent and my daughter really loves school. I love the school so much I am trying to get my son who starts kindergarten this year in shark river also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

Both of my children attend this school. My daughter came in as a pre-schooler; my son transferred from another school in the district. Very high level of parent involvement. Good, attentive teachers and a Principal who is very, very hands-on. He knows every parent, every child by name. Visits and observes each classroom several times per month. The school works hard to make sure that goals are met with each child. Shark River is also a very safe environment for the children. There are security cameras that are monitored all over the school. I am very, very pleased at the education that my children are receiving.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male67%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female68%
Male71%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female77%
Male90%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students50%
Female54%
Male47%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
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

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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

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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 62% 51%
Black 23% 16%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Neptune, NJ 07753
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