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Number 9 Elementary School

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Posted May 23, 2014

I really love this school. I have 2 kids and 3 nephews and nieces in school 9. The atmosphere is great and everyone respects each other. Teachers are great and the administration. It's a very safe school thanks to Mr. Zack and his team. Mr. Zack runs a tight ship and I thank him for that. My kids are safe as long as he's there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2009

best school my children love that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

I truly believe this is a great school. I have 2 kids in ps # 9 and 1 that just graduated.They are good in communicating with the parents.If your child needs help in certain areas they would give your child the extra help necessary.The principal and the vice principal are great.The teachers have taught the kids great deal of respect for themselves and others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This is truly a great school. Not only do they focus on academics and trying to get the best out of students which they do but they also create a nice learning environment for the children. Most schools are set in not so good areas and kids sometimes are too scared to even walk to or from school. Its also diverse. There are never any fights which shows how respectful the students are. This is because the teachers have taught our children since kindergarten self respect and the fact that in life whatever you do thats not acceptavle, you will face consequences. I honestly think this school is wonderful. I recommend this school 100% to any student or parent.
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Posted February 23, 2008

I am a proud parent of 2 children that attend PS 9 although I am a little upset about the statistics......They seem to have stated hispanic and white, there needs to be a correction it is majority Middle Eastern, Hispanic and did I mention African American, because I noticed they totally misprinted and left out the 25 percent African American children this is a very diverse school please be fair about the statistics. Please. This school is wonderful and Dr. Cresione is excellent. May God bless her as she has taught and lead children in school 9 over the years and continues to be a positive icon in the community
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2006

This School is excellent in academic programs. Sport and art is good, but music I don't really know. It is very good regarding parents involvement.
—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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
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 82% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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 Students58%
Female74%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education23%
General education69%
English language learners33%
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female74%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education31%
General education77%
English language learners52%
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
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 Students38%
Female41%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
White35%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former19%

Math

All Students66%
Female65%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
General education72%
English language learners46%
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former53%
Limited English Proficient Former57%

Science

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education50%
General education91%
English language learners55%
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Former86%
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 Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education60%
English language learners15%
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former25%
Limited English Proficient Former36%

Math

All Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education42%
General education78%
English language learners67%
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former81%
Limited English Proficient Former100%
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 Students58%
Female66%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former38%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education53%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former61%
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 Students59%
Female62%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education72%
English language learners19%
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former21%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female57%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education73%
English language learners35%
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former39%
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%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education60%
General education90%
English language learners29%
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female59%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education35%
General education75%
English language learners31%
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education50%
General education84%
English language learners31%
Not migrant72%
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
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 53% 22%
White 42% 51%
Black 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 92%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Paterson, NJ 07503
Phone: (973) 321-0090

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