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Sussex Avenue Elementary School

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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
22%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
36%

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 82% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
24%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%

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 Students28%
Female21%
Male36%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education28%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students27%
Female23%
Male32%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
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 Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education14%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant13%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female67%
Male31%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students25%
Female26%
Male24%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students21%
Female28%
Male14%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged28%
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant21%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students42%
Female62%
Male21%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students11%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education14%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant11%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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%
Female48%
Male38%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education15%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students15%
Female20%
Male10%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students16%
Female20%
Male13%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant16%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 51% 16%
Hispanic 49% 22%
White 1% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff German
Spanish
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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
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

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

Language learning

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

School start time
  • 8:20am
School end time
  • 2:55pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Joann Gilmore
Fax number
  • (973) 268-5282

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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • German
  • 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
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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  • Uniforms
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307 Sussex Ave
Newark, NJ 07107
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Phone: (973) 268-5200

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