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Number 3 Mario J Drago

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 13 students

 

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Posted March 19, 2014

These is a great school my son didn't read and writes in the beginning of the school year now he knows how to read, understand everything in class the teacher are very dedicated too. I will rate this school 8/10
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

It is very very good school, and my kids like the school and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

Mario J. Drago School is the best elementary school in the district. Lunch program still not god.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

I like this school very very very very very very very very very very much.


Posted April 24, 2010

Some of the best teachers in the world and i went there as a kid myself ...They not only teach you there they nurture you..Plus all the teachers have compassion for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

I think that the school needs to pay more attention to the education of the children going to the school .My child is really not learning. I need my child to have the basic needed to suceed. She is not getting it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I think this school is great but they could have a better lunch program and more music,art,library,and gym time.


Posted January 10, 2006

Mario Drago School seems pleasant enough, however there are some flaws: during emergency drills, the children are sent out in the freezing weather without their coats. (This happened to my son and daughter twice!) There is no advanced work for Gifted and Talented children such as my daughter-she is merely ignored and given the same work as the average or struggling student. It seems that the Principal is indifferent to the concerns of parents-usually responding in a cold form letter.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 10, 2005

I found the amount of home work not sufficient. Most days there was little to no homework given to my 4th grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

The school is larger than the average elementary school in Passaic. Pre-K is really great! The teachers show individual attention, and they have great in class activities. They focus very much on literacy programs, and I do feel my daughter is learning a great deal! However the school is not very diverse. Providing our children to learn different cultures other than their own.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
60%

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64%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
48%
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 65% in 2013.

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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 82% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

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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%
Female68%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education18%
General education71%
English language learners56%
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
Limited English Proficient Former77%

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education41%
General education80%
English language learners64%
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
Limited English Proficient Former91%
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 Students40%
Female48%
Male33%
Black25%
Asian58%
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education24%
General education45%
English language learners39%
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Former25%

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male71%
Black58%
Asian77%
Hispanic70%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
General education83%
English language learners53%
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former61%
Limited English Proficient Former83%

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Black73%
Asian92%
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education82%
General education88%
English language learners71%
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former72%
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 Students40%
Female50%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asian39%
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former44%

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic69%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education44%
General education80%
English language learners75%
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former76%
Limited English Proficient Former76%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
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

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General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
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Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Other ethnicityn/a
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English language learnersn/a
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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

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Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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General educationn/a
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Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

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Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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.

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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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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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 80% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 7% 16%
White 4% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 82%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Lisa Wozny-lucianin

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Gymnastics
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Passaic, NJ 07055
Phone: (973) 470-5503

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