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McKinley Community Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 734 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

I had bullying incident with my daughter at the school. As a concerned parent I went to speak to the principal Mr. Negron about the situation. First he didn't even sit me down in his office. He met me in the main office where teachers get their mail. He had a smirk on his face the whole time I was talking, I was never disrespectful to him in anyway so I was really dumbfounded by his attitude and how often he raised his voice. Simply because you walk around with a suit and tie and I am a stay at home mom does not make you better than me. Long story short he told me he couldnt do anything about bullying and if my daughter was getting bullied it was because she provoked it. The school itself has really nice teachers and staff. The principal.....well he's just there to warm up an office seat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2012

Pre-k teachers are irresponsible and lazy, students are required to clean up their classrooms, a task that is a responsibility of teachers and their assistants. Masked with comments like "we teach the kids to be responsible and pick up after themselves", these teachers actually use these little kids as their cleaning services....and they especially do not provide enough restroom assistance...several times i pick up my kid and her tights or underpants are showing....and these teachers are chatting with each other and not focusing on the children....many times while waiting to pick up my kid, i see teachers coming from the playground with their kids, yelling at the top of their lungs at the kids, literally nose to nose and in their faces...makes me wonder what they do to those poor kids behind closed doors. IT IS APPALLING, i was shocked to see such intimidation and lack of control from this teacher...she should not be allowed near little kids and fired immediately......imagine how that little kid feels coming in to school every day. ..For pre-k and k parents: watch those teachers...else your poor kid be scarred for life with fear, depression, etc from intimidation...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

The teahcers take the time to work with students. They show concern and offer ideas when our students are not doing their best. My child loves all her teaches and she feels like they care about her success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

I am a student at McKinley Community School, who is in TAG. I am very impressed by the improvement of the school. Test scores may not be the best, but they are improving. 3rd and 4th graders got the opportunity to be individually tutored by 7th and 8th grade students. Behavior here is even much better. Fights or bullying is not common. We even have a wide variety of extracurricular activities, one of them are Citizen Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2006

Not a lot of parent involvement but it does have an honor roll program, a gifted program and student of the month. However, lots of bullying and even stealing of other kids' stuff going on in classrooms as young as first grade. Kids that are bullies are not punished. The kids that are being picked on are told to hit back and authority figures will look the other way. Good academic programs but bad disciplinary code.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
52%
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

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

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 66% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

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

All Students27%
Female29%
Male22%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students39%
Female45%
Male28%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students32%
Female20%
Male38%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female40%
Male74%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students74%
Female60%
Male82%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education16%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant13%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female48%
Male62%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education36%
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students29%
Female27%
Male30%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 Students30%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant30%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students32%
Female40%
Male23%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
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 Students71%
Female86%
Male50%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female57%
Male31%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students56%
Female69%
Male38%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 63% 22%
Black 35% 16%
Asian 1% 9%
White 1% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Jose Negron

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 745-5300

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