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John Adams Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 704 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 5, 2014

My child loves going to school everyday and I owe that to the wonderful staff of John Adams. They are the only elementary school that consistently pass the standardized test!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

John Adams Elementary School. I'm very happy with the school. Both, the principle and teachers are very caring. Teachers teach according to your child's ability and challenge is given to those who have higher abilities so that they learn more and are not bored. My child is very happy with the school and so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2012

My child is in the preschool program and I find that it is inexplicable why they charge so much money for a program that basically does nothing for children except give them 2 hours of social time. The teacher was the most difficult, uncommunicative person I have ever meet and I felt snubbed by her. She is elderly, and does not have any idea how to use computers or email. The township and school also does not have any proper feedback forum. If parents knew how inefficient this program is, they may not fight to get their children in it. Overal, quite bad quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My daughter, now 11 loves the years she spent with the teachers in this school. She has been at John Adams for 5 years, loved every day of it. I owe a big thank you to the teachers and staff of John Adams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2009

This is John Adams first year with an all day kindergarten classes and I understand there may be some adjustments by the staff, however our children are not being given homework until mid October. I find this unacceptable and question the learning methods of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

My child loves going to school everyday and I owe that to the wonderful staff of John Adams. They are the only elementary school that consistently pass the standardized test!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2006

I really like John Adams, my daughter loves going there. All she talks about is how much she likes her teachers. I'm really glad to know that she is being taught well in John Adams.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2005

Extremely poor handling of students with learning disabilities. Nothing gets done for them unless the parent does it. Its like pulling teeth to get anything out of them. The special ed teachers are good, but unfortunately children spend very limited time with them, so there is only so much they can do for them. Their Summer program for special ed students really is awful. Have seen problems with them in this area for multiple generations now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

Exelent in dicipline. Good coordination among students,teachers and parents making students more responsible to do their homework properly. Language and Math teaching skills are exelent. Little behind in internet or computer skills but no complaints. Rizwan.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2004

Poor handling of inter-student conflict. Children who repeatedly cause problems are not monitored to protect the children who don't. Conflict is met with psycho-babble rather than common sense.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students66%
Female74%
Male58%
Black67%
Asian84%
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Black73%
Asian95%
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education46%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black15%
Asian77%
Hispanic25%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian97%
Hispanic38%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black70%
Asian100%
Hispanic44%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Black44%
Asian91%
Hispanic39%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female88%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian97%
Hispanic54%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 9%
White 25% 51%
Black 19% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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North Brunswick, NJ 08902
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