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A. Chester Redshaw Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 47 students

 

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Posted December 3, 2008

Great staff and they always make you feel welcomed.
—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 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students38%
Female36%
Male39%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
General education44%
English language learners30%
Non-migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male66%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education25%
General education69%
English language learners49%
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former54%
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 Students17%
Female22%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education22%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant17%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former20%

Math

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education24%
General education61%
English language learners21%
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former35%
Limited English Proficient Former47%

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education47%
General education91%
English language learners50%
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former62%
Limited English Proficient Former73%
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 Students32%
Female39%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female74%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education82%
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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below 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 91% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
White 1% 51%
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 90%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Vikki Abdus-salaam

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40 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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