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Raymond E. Voorhees Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 19 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2009

The teachers are very dedicated and the principal shows genuine concern for the children and the families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

We have a wonderful principal(this will be her third year) and from day one she was involved, welcoming and warm. She makes it a point to know every kids name and as many parents as she can. The teachers ar wonderful and easy to talk to. We also have an amazing PTA that puts together so many fun things for the kids and their families. This is definitely Old Bridges' 'little secret' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

The teachers at the school really take and interest in their students. The only thing lacking is that there are not many after school activities for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

We moved from Staten Island and our daughter started attending Voorhees in the 2nd grade. So far (after 4+ months), we can only see good things. This is a small, involved, caring school. Our daughter's teacher is Wonderful! She really seems to be dedicated and loves what she does. She made our daughter feel welcome and comfortable since day one. They sometimes break down the class into smaller groups for math, or reading, etc., so if your child is lacking or advanced, they move ahead very nicely. Extra classes like speech, actually concentrate on your child's specific speech needs-very unlike NY. Every day she has a 'special' - gym, arts and crafts, music, spanish, etc. There has been poem readings, costume parades, bingo night bringing the parents and kids together for fun. My girlfriend also moved here from SI and loves the school. She likes the before and after school program.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students62%
Female78%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education31%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education63%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students75%
Female72%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education41%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female79%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education59%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education82%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education15%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education45%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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
White 67% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Black 5% 16%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Courtney Lowery

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11 Liberty Street
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 360-4544

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