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Berkley Street Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2014

Teachers here just pass kids along to the next grade even if they are struggling to keep up with the previous one. No accountability for teachers' behavior toward students, overloaded class schedule for very young kids. They go from a normal school day in second grade to a high school level schedule in 3rd. The kids here always look unhappy, stressed out, and tired. They do not value creativity, only conformity. If you want a school that will teach your child how to think and not what to think, avoid this school district and this school in particular!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2013

Best school in town...Principal and teachers are very dedicated to improve the school. they are also very serious and concerned about the student's security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2013

This school is so lacking in so many areas. The teachers are mostly dedicated, but the administration is beyond awful. The best part of the school year is the last day, and the knowledge we won't have to deal with them for two months. Two months of peace!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The best teachers, principal and staff are @ Berkeley Street Elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

I have been extremely pleased with Berkley. Mrs. Velechko, our principal is an exceptional leader and educator. She knows every child by name and is very hands on. My experience with all the teachers has been very positive - they are caring, hardworking and each one creates a special learing environment based upon their own personality and teaching style. There is a wonderful focus on reading and writing which comes from the top - Mrs. V. I have also been very happy with the extra-cirr activities - book clubs, art clubs, science programs, school spirit club. We also have a professional and welcoming front office with Ms. Auerback at the helm. I know my children are receiving a wonderful, well-rounded education and are in a caring, well disciplined and respectful environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2007

I had my son at this school and, at the beginning I was not very pleased with the way the teachers were handling him, on 2nd and 3rd grade, but I always had the support of the wonderful principal Mrs. V. and of the counsellor. Then in 4th grade my child met a wonderful teacher, Mr. G., he is what all teachers should be looking to become. I am very pleased overall with the school, and can't thank the Principal enough, she really cares about each one of the kids, always involved in everything, and the people office would go out of their way to help you. I love them.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islander80%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female84%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islander87%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students65%
Female57%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female90%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students73%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female77%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic79%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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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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
White 41% 51%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 11% 0%
Black 7% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Patricia Aufiero

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812 Berkley Street
New Milford, NJ 07646
Phone: (201) 262-0191

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