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Summerfield Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 50 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2014

I am very happy with the principal, teachers and staff and so is my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

I think that the school is a great school but some of teachers need to learn how to encourage our children a little more. This school has teachers who really care for our children and some are just here to say that they have a job to go to. (ONLY for the PAY CHECK) I believe that if some teachers would work along side of the parents and vise vera our children would continue to be encouraged and believe within themselves that they could do anything they put their minds to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Summerfield Elementary, not only has a great bunch of teachers, but has a very caring fun loving principal, Dr. Rogo. No matter how tired she may be or stressed, you'd never know. She is there each day with a smile on her face. It could be pouring rain and she would be outside wrestling her umbrella to make sure each of our children get into school safely. She makes sure she has a relationship with each child and each parent. At Summerfield they have fun nights at school so the children can see there friend and parents can become familiar with other students and their families. I don't know how else to explain it, but the staff & faculty at Summerfield Elementary school not only makes their students and their families feel welcome, they also make them feel safe as if they were home. And that is a great feeling as a parent to know, that their children can't wait for the next school year to go back to school, where they are welcomed and learn new and exciting things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2009

I'm very upset about this school as well. We came back to public school this year, and I have a huge regret over that decision. The quality of teaching of my one daughter has been way below average. The teacher is never held accountable when she's not doing her job effectively. Instead too much blame is always placed on the child. I am very involved with my girls education, and have never been to so many meetings in one year at a school. The results of those meetings were so unsuccessful that I'm considering private school again, or renting my home out to move to a school district where the test scores are above average; a positive reflection on the teachers. In viewing previous tests scores here confirms that all I've been saying to them that if the teaching is effective, all the childen can do well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I have two sons that go to this school, and they love it. I have one in Pre-k and one in K. My Pre-k is so eager to go to school, even on the weekends. I love his teachers and I have open communication with them both. I believe learning and discipline start at home, the things you teach your child will stick with them. Parents that work with their child and the teacher, will have positive actions in there child and in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

My son is currently in the school pre-k program. This is his first year in any type of school program and he loves it! The teachers are patient, kind and stern when needed. My son loves it! We had tried several daycare facilities and he would have a fit. At Summerfield the teachers pick them up in the morning and he goes willingly and with a smile. We couldn't ask for more then that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2008

The children are wild and out of control. The teachers are way to lax. There is to much emphasis on praising the kids and rewarding them for sub standard work. Instead they should be making the child aware of the error and make sure they understand how to do it properly. The principal is excellent and as stated by another parent, she does treat the children as her own. Safty standards are very high, except for the out of control kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

all the parents sitting here complaining about how bad it is you are pathetic. you say the school is bad and the teaching is pathetic ? well do something about it. The teachers are there for a reason. The principle is extrordinary and treats your children like her own. give people credit.


Posted May 23, 2007

My son is currently in the preschool program and will begin kindergarten in September. As far as the academics, we will have to see how it goes next year. I feel the teaching could have been a little more intensive in the preschool program, somewhat too relaxed, but. The children are playing in a fenced in area with woodchips and balls and hula hoops. Pathetic. Lets hope they get it together for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

The school is wonderful. The parents are very involved. The teachers are upbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2004

Very upset about school myself. We gave public school a chance and regret our decision. I though Neptune schools where receiving Abbott funds? Apparently not all schools in this town. It's unfortunate. In my child's 3 years at this school there is a lack of parent involvement in helping for class parties ect....The teachers my child have had for these years are extrodinary though. I love them! I feel as though the safety outways the teacher quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2004

School is rated above average but I do not see it. The teaching is out dated and from my experience the kids are out of control. I can not wait for schools end.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

Am very upset with this public school. Am an ducator myself and thought it only right to give the public school a chance. With the Abbott funding they receive the teachers should be trained in the latest techniques instead of practicing outdated ones.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

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 Students40%
Female43%
Male38%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special education27%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education60%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female97%
Male89%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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 Students53%
Female75%
Male41%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special education17%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education33%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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

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
Black 46% 16%
White 32% 51%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 43%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Jerard Terrell

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1 Summerfield La
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 776-2080

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