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Number 1, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 739 students

 

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Posted May 31, 2007

This school has been able to mold the minds of many students who have been given the ball to go with it the extracurricular activities are good but with the lack of space on the school grounds their is a reason as to why their are few activities the school is Small and with a Pre-k built in front of the school it has defiantly altered the direction and the potential of the school . Much credit due ,to the volunteers and employees . More adults should be employed better suited plan makers need to be hired these kids don't live in a wealthy towns. They need more state support and government intervention stop investing in police but more into the schools the mayor lives 1 block down on Randolph street he should visit the schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

My biggest complaint about this school is the curriculum. There seems to be little to get our children involved in. I must admit I've no complaint with the staff (the teachers DO work with the kids); Instead my concern is the lack of activies for the extra acheivers. Their seems to be nothing to really challenge them. I would love to see an afterschool program for advanced children or maybe a seminar for parents teaching us a way of challenging our kids minds more efficiently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

The teachers and staff are very involved in the students lives. There are plenty of programs available to the students and parents such as after school care, basketball, chorus and etc. I feel that that my daughter has achieved a great level of intelligence thanks to the attention that she receives here. This school has come a long way and will continue to improve over the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Overall the school has the basic needs of the students. I do not believe that it goes above and beyond of what it is required to do. For instance their is no after school programs. No basketball, or any type of music, unless you are gifted and talented. Granted there are many intelligent kids but some kids are good in math while others are good in music and when they are not offered to do this you could lose a lot of potential. I also feel that because we are in a city, that a lot of the teachers, not from the city, do not understand what our families are going through and tend to stereotype them into being on welfare or not caring, but the opposite is true. The majority of our families are workers and do their best to take care of their families. Don't Judge Us!
—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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students52%
Female58%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special education25%
General education60%
English language learners39%
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former52%
Limited English Proficient Former67%

Math

All Students67%
Female63%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special education67%
General education77%
English language learners45%
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former62%
Limited English Proficient Former82%
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 Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former25%

Math

All Students61%
Female59%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
General education70%
English language learners40%
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Former50%

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
General education88%
English language learners60%
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Former75%
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 Students44%
Female40%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former17%

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former58%
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%
Female35%
Male29%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged26%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
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
Hispanic 85% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Asian 5% 9%
White 2% 52%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 81%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Fawzi Naji

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Passaic, NJ 07055
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