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Martin Luther King Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 97 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2012

I see on november 21, 2011 someone wrote that a parent took her child out of st leo's to attent MLK...well that parent was ME. I would like to say that my child is current a STRAIGHT A STUDENT!!! has been on the principals list ever since and SHE LOVES IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

A parent removed her child from a private school (St. Leo's- Elmwood Park) to attend Martin Luther King. My daughter currently attends a private school and Im thinking about removing her so she can attend this school. Ive heard the curriculum is excellent and the teachers a phenomenon.. Im thinking about it..
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male45%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female72%
Male77%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students32%
Female46%
Male23%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
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 Students48%
Female61%
Male33%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male40%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female66%
Male79%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male50%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female57%
Male50%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female61%
Male68%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female65%
Male78%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
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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48%
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26%
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Reading growth at this school

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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 60% 22%
Black 35% 16%
White 5% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 91%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Muriel Garcia

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851 E 28th Street
Paterson, NJ 07513
Phone: (973) 321-0300

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