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Thirteenth Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 120 students

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Posted February 14, 2012

This school is mediocre. The teachers do not care about their students, my daughter had two incidents while the teacher was not even paying attention to her, according to her teacher my daughter broke a plastic bucket and cut herself in the neck.. The second incident I saw bruised finger prints on my child's arm. I immediately called child protection services and they are currently investigating the school and teacher. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

I beleive thirteenth avenue is a great school! The freindly atmosphereis good for the children and the teachers try their best to teach without being im patient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2004

it is a great place and I must say what a great improvement keep up the great work you all are doing an excellent job need I say more
—Submitted by a student


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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
11%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
19%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
19%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
16%

2010

 
 
11%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
24%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
21%

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 65% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
15%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
67%
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 Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantaged22%
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
General education18%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant13%
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%
Female17%
Male15%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education22%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant16%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students14%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education20%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant14%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male48%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
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
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education15%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant13%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students21%
Female24%
Male18%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education11%
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant21%
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 Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education19%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students28%
Female28%
Male27%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education37%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant28%
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 Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education24%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male27%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged21%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
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
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

Science

All Students15%
Female16%
Male15%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
General education20%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
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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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 85% 16%
Hispanic 15% 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 90%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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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
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Kimberly Mackey
Fax number
  • (973) 733-6778

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
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
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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359 Thirteenth Ave
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