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Elliott Street Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 463 students

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Posted July 2, 2004

To all parents considering placing their child in this school. I would not recommend it. I am unsatisfied by the manner in which my child was care for during school hours. My child had injuries inflicted by other students while the teacher was 'supposed' to watching over the class. The teacher in question did and said alot of inappropriate things, that made me uneasy about my child remaining in that particular teachers class. I constantly requested for my child to be remove for the teachers class and was denied. I kept at them about removing my child and finally towards the end of this school year he was placed in a different class and was performing much better and did not fear for his safety. He did not feel safe in that teachers class and she did not make sure he felt safe.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learners32%
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former32%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students36%
Female38%
Male34%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learners12%
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former12%
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 Students39%
Female49%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education35%
General education67%
English language learners14%
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former14%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education59%
General education79%
English language learners52%
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former52%
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%
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

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 85% 22%
Black 12% 16%
White 2% 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 92%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Tagalog
Portuguese
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Title I Grant Reward of $100,000 for improved academic acheivement. (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25am
School end time
  • 2:55pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms Eva Ortiz
Fax number
  • (973) 268-5368

Programs

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • all children participate in Physical Education classes which prepare students for organized sports.
Girls sports
  • Our Physical Education classes are coeducational. Becasue we are a PreK-4 school we do not have organized sports teams.

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Parents participate in workshops provided by the school. guest presenters include community leaders, representatives from civic and medical organizations, and our own teachers. a monthly calendar includes upcoming events for students and parents.
More from this school
  • Parents are our valued partners in the education of our students. The Elliott Street School administrtion and staff welcome all parents to participate with us in the exciting experience of educating our students for the 21st Century. Volunteers are welcomed and organized by our Parent Liaison.
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284 First Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973) 268-5360

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