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Miller Street Elementary School

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Posted August 29, 2013

I love That school is like a big family , teachers are the best they always care my kids and teach them well.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

This school is terrible, My child has shown no improvement what so ever being there since prek4! i would've liked for this school to have been closed down, but unfortunately it is still up and running. The principal cares little for certain students, no etiquette, no nothing! Some teachers do show compassion , respect and make an effort to help your child . . but other than that . . . . it is TERRIBLE! I HIGHLY DISLIKE THIS SCHOOL!! IT DESERVES NO STARS NOT EVEN ONE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2011

I just graduated today June 28th 2011 t Miller Street School , we rate number 1 in reading 180 program ( i was in a regular class though) Miller has lots pride and the students are nice caring i was there since kindergarten and now i'n leaving for ninth grade going to university and if it was not for my teachers teaching well i would be going to shabazz . As a former 8th grader as of today i really miller is the best


Posted October 3, 2010

Miller Street School is striving toward excellence daily. Collectively parents,maintanance, office support staff, aides, teachers and administrators begin each day stating our purpose / expectations for our children, school family and future. As a school we continuously work with familiesand community to help support the progress of our children. We do have challenges, and meet them head on upon discovery, everyone is held accountable for ensuring the social, emotional, academics and safety of our students. Miller Street School is not perfect - however we have staff that care for / about the well being of our youth. Many of our middle school students remain after school just to talk with staff, seeking individual attention in subject matter / nuturing and guideness. We have a diverse school family culturally and economically- we encourage each member to share their strengths and offer support when possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2010

This school actually has wonderful and caring teachers. They have a difficult time with student behavior issues and that is what is keeping this school back. The principal is not very supportive of the teachers but the assistant prinicipal is. I have to agree with the review from 2004 the morale is very poor amongst teachers because of the lack of support and difficult students. A good discipline plan needs to be implemented and followed for any progress to be made. There aren't many consequences for bad behavior however good discipline plans focus on rewarding good behavior not just punishing the bad ones.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2004

Parent involvement is the main factor in determining student success. We can not leave all responsibilities to the teachers all the time. Having said that, I did have my children enrolled in the school last year. They were having problems with reading and math and this year after placing them in a private school I have seen drastic improvements. Private schools do have less discipline problems and the reading and math curriculums were better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I believe this is a poorly runned school. I registered my children here and on the very first day I witnessed three very young students runninbg around in the hallway hitting each other with a hard cover book. A teacher walked right by them and said nothing. I asked the teacher is in fact he is a teacher. He replied 'yes'. This school has security and these students were roaming the hallways with no care. Also, the athletics in this school is horrible. There is no moral amongst the teachers. I did speak with one teacher that had horrible things to say about the running of the school and lack of teacher's attention to push for 100%. This is very sad and I have no choice, but to have my children in this school due to the district rules. Someone should come to this school and investigate how this school is run. I've seen actual fights among students and the only one out there to break it up was a substitute principal. Where was the security. They need real security guards!
—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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
73%

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 65% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students35%
Female58%
Male17%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female63%
Male52%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students18%
Female20%
Male16%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant18%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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 Students25%
Female29%
Male22%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
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 Students37%
Female48%
Male22%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female83%
Male44%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students27%
Female30%
Male24%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students34%
Female44%
Male24%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant34%
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 Students47%
Female56%
Male41%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students42%
Female56%
Male32%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students37%
Female50%
Male27%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 51% 16%
Hispanic 48% 22%
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%
White 0% 51%
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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25am
School end time
  • 2:55pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Shakirah Miller
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling

Programs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
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)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • bowling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • bowling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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41 Miller St
Newark, NJ 07114
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