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Parsons Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 26 students

 
 

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Posted April 30, 2014

Am glad that my daughter is in Parsons elementary school. A perfect example of a school that is ever ready to work towards rearing up the kids in a beautiful enriching way. Hats off to the principal, who is so welcoming to new thoughts and creative ideas and puts in all efforts to implement them. Am extremely confident that if the school continues the hard work it would be one of the best nationwide !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2013

My son goes to this school and is in the special ed program. His teacher and aides are wonderful loving and caring. I can't say the same thing for all the teachers. When he was in regular classroom one of his teachers was horrible. She spoke negatively about him in front other parents and students. She made him feel like an outsider and ignored when he was being bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

my son goes to this school. Teachers are great, son learnt lot in KG. The staffs are amazing. Each and everyone of the teachers at Parsons go above and beyond the expected. The teachers plan the lessons based on the individual needs and concentrate on each and every student. I am proud to say that I am a part of this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2012

I have taught at this school for a number of years. The staff is amazing. Each and everyone of the teachers at Parsons go above and beyond the call of duty. The teachers plan and execute lessons based on each individual child's needs. They don't just teach "to the middle" they teach to each different learner in the class. I am proud to say that I am a part of this community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 2, 2009

My daughter is a first grader at parsons. The school has brand new first grade and kindergarten rooms with bathrooms inside. The teacher is very good and keeps me informed via email and phone on the progress of my child. The bus system is excellent and all kids are taken care of. The school nurse is very caring and uptodate with the kids needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

My son has been going to Parsons for 3 years now. He has had wonderful teachers all 3 years. The school is very aware of the parents' expectations and parent interaction is always encouraged. I particularly like the fact that from 1st grade onwards the class is subdivided into groups so that every student can learn at their own pace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

The school has a great staff of teachers who are dedicated at their job. This school was rated as the most ethnically diverse school in the nation. Overall discipline among the children is quite good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

I am very pleased with the level of committment expressed by teachers. There is ample opportunity for extracurriculars and parents are, for the most part, involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Wonderful students and faculty.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2006

My Son goes to 4th Grade in parsons .Iam very Happy , I feel his present Teacher is doing a wonderful Job.I was there at the concert this winter , The kids were excellent. I see a allround focus and dev for kids .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

I am very pleased with the kind of education, the activities my son has been receiving at this school. The teachers are always in contact with the parents and let us know about the sons progress.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students60%
Female72%
Male50%
Black45%
Asian88%
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male66%
Black50%
Asian98%
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former13%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black22%
Asian88%
Hispanic26%
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
Black61%
Asian100%
Hispanic61%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Black89%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black43%
Asian81%
Hispanic40%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female67%
Male83%
Black72%
Asian96%
Hispanic62%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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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25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
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
Hispanic 41% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 33% 9%
Black 14% 16%
White 12% 51%
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 45%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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899 Hollywood Street
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 289-3402

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