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Number 27 Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 19 students

 

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Posted May 3, 2014

My daughter has been in this school since kindergarten and it started out great. The lower grade teachers are awesome. Once she got to 6th grade things changed. The teacher is unorganized, not prepared and focused too much on social networks. Using YouTube to teach my child history is not teaching, what happened to history books and testing. Now it's all about blogs, Instagram and Facebook. My daughters education is suffering because her teacher is doing a poor job and does not communicate to the parents when the child needs help. Thank god we will be moving soon and my child will get the education she deserves
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

My daughter has been in School 27 since 3rd grade. She has been through ups and downs both scholastically and with her peers; however, her teachers have shown nothing but support and go out on a limb to help her. Ms. Harvey, Ms. Chapman, Mrs. Aiello, Mr. Pindilli, are fantastic! Ms. Dobbs gets things done. Funny but a friend of mine transferred their daughter to a school in Haledon. That school was far below the academics of School 27. Nothing but good things going on here. However, as another parent said, make sure you child can attend School 27 because other schools in Paterson are horrible. Not crazy about the office administration or Ms. Ayala though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

The principal Mrs Dobbs is The best. The teachers however need to show more of an interest in the well being of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Terrible administration, although the new vp looks promising. Wonder school as a whole. Dedicated teachers that are the best. Only pta in paterson who do wonderful things- major drawback- dont buy a house unless they open enrollment because kids are being bussed to school across town and parents are not happy about that. Best school in town if you can get in!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

it has a good enviroment and has a very good college status this scool is chibin
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2006

This is the first year my kids are in this school and I think the school is very good. The only thing I would suggest to change is the way the second-graders sit. They sit like in Kinder garden, around tables, in groups of about eight kids. I believe by now, all those kids should be sitting independently, in chairs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2003

I think that if we parents would make presence in schools our kids would get better education with less students per classroom, better discipline and letting the teachers and kids make a better work. Besides we pay a lot of taxes, maybe less than other districts but we got nothing comparing to those.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

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

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
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

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

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 65% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students71%
Female69%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian94%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education27%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female58%
Male73%
Black54%
Asian70%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students43%
Female60%
Male33%
Black31%
Asian69%
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male60%
Black63%
Asian71%
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black69%
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students39%
Female45%
Male33%
Black44%
Asian33%
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Black65%
Asian61%
Hispanic73%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former53%
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 Students58%
Female69%
Male47%
Black48%
Asian56%
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Black72%
Asian80%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students46%
Female56%
Male34%
Black30%
Asian85%
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special education11%
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female67%
Male53%
Black35%
Asian92%
Hispanic64%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education30%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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 Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Black61%
Asian88%
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education28%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Black40%
Asian75%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students60%
Female48%
Male70%
Black42%
Asian81%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education22%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

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
Hispanic 64% 22%
Black 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
White 5% 51%
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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School Leader's name
  • Ms Boblyn Ranger-dobbs

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250 Richmond Ave
Paterson, NJ 07502
Phone: (973) 321-0270

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