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James McDivitt Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 552 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

Love the teachers, staff and the passion for learning this school brings out in our children. I am very pleased with my son going here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2013

I have only great things to say about McDivitt. Their principal and staff are amazing and take good care of the children. They teach well and really care for the kids. My son loves it there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

This school is a good school. The principal is very hands on. I wish there were more resources for the children that need additional help. East Brunswick has an after school tutoring program to help prepare children for state issued exams. I wish the district offered more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

The school is not a horrible school. McDivitt is probably the best in the district considering all the 'elements' in the school. Just a town away you have much better schools and lower taxes. Overall this school, among others in the district are OK.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2004

This is a wonderful caring school that makes every child feel special. the principal is the best in the district. he is always thinking of the children first. a true role model.
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Posted April 25, 2004

McDivitt has a great team of teachers and one of the best principals in the district.
—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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education63%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education79%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic31%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students79%
Female87%
Male71%
Black57%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black71%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 52%
Asian 18% 9%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Black 9% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 21%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Laurie Coletti

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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