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Dayton Street Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 55 students

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Posted August 3, 2011

Alot of people say Dayton Street is a "bad" school. Some say its a "failing" school. Though they have one thing right, it is a failing school but its not such a bad school. The teachers really care about giving students a good education there. its just some students there need a little extra "push" and with that extra "push" i know Dayton Street School can turn those horrible steriotypes into wonderful compliments ! and , if you shall ask me how I know ? well because i was a former student there for 7-8 yrs. I go to TEAM Charter now but i still dont think there is another school out there that is as encouraging and determined with so much resilience and perseverance as Dayton Street School ! :)


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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
56%

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 66% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
12%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
23%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
13%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students21%
Female27%
Male15%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education25%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant21%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students28%
Female35%
Male21%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant28%
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 Students22%
Female32%
Male13%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant22%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students27%
Female25%
Male28%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male72%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students11%
Female12%
Male11%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education14%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant11%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students45%
Female48%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
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 Students23%
Female23%
Male22%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
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 Students22%
Female15%
Male28%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education31%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant22%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students29%
Female25%
Male32%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
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 Students43%
Female40%
Male46%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students25%
Female20%
Male29%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students42%
Female36%
Male47%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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%
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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
Black 79% 16%
Hispanic 20% 22%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 96%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Dayton Street School won first prize in the district Robotics competition. (2009)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 2:55pm
School Leader's name
  • Ron Karsen
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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433 Peshine Avenue
Newark, NJ 07114
Phone: (973) 733-7004

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