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South Seventeenth Street Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 488 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2013

i Used to Go Here A Long time ago i miss my favorite teachers lol It Used to be good but i think it probably got worse due to all the gang members living around the communities but who can determine how life goes only thing teachers are capable of is what they can handle something in there range but Mrs White,Ms Roberson, Mrs Mitchell, Ms Brown, Ms Carlisle, Ms Johnson i think they did a good teaching me when i was there but the school overall like teachers other then them i remember one teacher used to be funny in class saying stuff like "Simple Shannon" i forgot if he was talking to a student but it was funny in the Pre-K area I Remember Mr Allen From way back before South 17th He used to be a principal at George Washington carver when people used to try and jump me Compare South 17th to George Washington G.W is worse be lucky if your kid doesn't get bullied before the 3rd grade over there i used to live across the street from the school had to run cause i didn't know how to fight everyday at lunch time but i do see why the rating of the school is 2 out of 10 but look where its at you cant expect it to be some princeton in the ghetto you get what you get the way jersey is


Posted May 6, 2013

The one bad experience I have is that my daughter study in this school. Teachers who had not been bad, except the last one is I'm not convinced, but that school personnel should work on a farm and not a school. They are rude, security smoke in the school gate and next to the children, talk with attitude to children and not to mention the vice principal who is always screaming and looking owed and not paid . Where will be the principal ... sorry for the mothers who continue to have their children there ... Thank God it's the last year of my daughter's school in that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2005

I think that the school has great potential under the leadership of Mr. Wright. However I feel that the teacher commitment and dedication to teaching the children and providing them with a strong curriculum should be challenged. I feel that the children's mind are not being challenged enough and therefore it will continue to allow them to achieve below average. I feel that the teachers should be re-evaluated and that as principal he should not feel that just because they were good 10 years ago means that they are the same caring and strong teachers prepared and ready to send forth strong minds and bodies today. Don't lose focus on the children re-evaluate your staff. I have children that quote remarks from one of their teachers and she seems famous for saying I don't care at least once a day as it relates to things they should feel comfortable asking her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2004

I think the some do not put the safety of the kids first nor do I think they are giving our kids the tools they need to be successful in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2003

We have a very good Principal. The success of this school is primary because of his leadership. He is concern about his faculty and especially his students. He tries to meet all the needs of the teachers when it comes to teaching tools. He send all his teachers to seminars to enhance their teaching ability.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
23%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
71%

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 61% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
30%

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 66% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
34%
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

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male46%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female45%
Male66%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
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 Students24%
Female12%
Male33%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education28%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female44%
Male67%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students64%
Female60%
Male67%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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%
Female25%
Male22%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
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%
Male15%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant18%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students26%
Female28%
Male23%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
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 Students16%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant16%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students14%
Female15%
Male13%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant14%
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 Students56%
Female59%
Male52%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female59%
Male26%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students60%
Female66%
Male52%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
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

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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Math growth at this school

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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 86% 16%
Hispanic 14% 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

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Clarence Allen
Fax number
  • (973) 374-2345

Programs

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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619 S Seventeenth St
Newark, NJ 07103
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