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South Street Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 329 students

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Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My son is in pre k, his teacher won't let him drink water, did not let him eat his snack because he di not want to rest. Thats an absurd! I am currently looking for another school to enroll him in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Our First Grader is reading, writing, and doing math at higher than grade level and we are impressed with her progress this year. Compliments to school and staff for producing great results in student satisfaction and performance. Proud Grandparents Mike and Gayle Engle


Posted August 31, 2013

The building is very old. Do not have any extra-curricular activities or programs. Have very good teachers, but not all. Admininstration does not care about discipline or bullying. I do not know what she is talking about character teaching....... Parent involvement is close to zero. Its the worst school in Ironbound. That school needs help. By the way, on raining or snowing days children have to be outside getting wet and soak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

My girl went in this school last year. The building is really old and there are no good teachers ! Her graduation cerimony was a messy! There aren't place to sit, and I couldn't even take a picture of her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

Our school received an award of $100,000 because our students have attained AYP (Acceptable Yearly Progress) for several years consistently.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students38%
Female50%
Male32%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female50%
Male66%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
General education79%
English language learners23%
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former23%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female48%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female70%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education78%
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 Students38%
Female33%
Male42%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
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

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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
Hispanic 57% 22%
Black 27% 16%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 84%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • $100,000 Grant from the State of NJ for making AYPM (2008)

Special education / special needs

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

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

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  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:25
School end time
  • 2:55
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mrs Karen George-gray
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Fax number
  • (973) 465-4024

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • Spanish
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  • Specific learning disabilities

Resources

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