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Norman S. Weir Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 65 students

 

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Posted January 30, 2014

Proud to see Norman S Weir with a good rating. The school is a great fit for my children. Overall the curriculum is good and the teachers work well with the children. The environment is safe and it's rare to find a school in Paterson now adays where children can thrive and be recognized the way this school has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

My grandaughter, who is hearing impaired, went to NSW and I found the school to be lacking regarding special needs children, 20 minutes of Speech & Language for the deaf children does not a part of a curriculum make. So to those who's children are lucky enough to have no special needs, maybe this is a great school, but for those of us who struggle with this need every day, it is incredibly hard. She is now attending a school designed to concentrate on her needs and even most of the teachers have the same impairment, which is a positive roll model reinforcement for my granddaughter since these children live in a silent world that incapacitates them more and more if we do not move on it. We struggled and finally were able to leave Paterson and move to a better neighborhood in Carteret NJ where she can be bused.


Posted August 8, 2008

I feel N.S.W is a great school. I have always had an awesome communication relationship between the teacher(s) & principal. I felt I made a great decision by placing my son into this outstanding school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2006

I have 2 children that attend Norman s. Weir. The school is great. I love how they focus on education and high performance. I like the fact that they are required to wear uniforms so that the main emphasis is learning. It is a small school, one class per grade, so that mean the kids you start out with in your class, will be the same kids you graduate with. This school is great and if you can get in it. I would highly recommend it. -Linda
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2004

Norman S. Weir is a great school, it provides great education and is a proper and good environment for your kids to grow up with. I love this school. I've been here since 5th through 8th grade and this school has taught me a lot with the greatest teachers out there that care and teach! Right now I'm a sophmore in high school and i still look back on the great times i had at this school! This school is like one of the best in paterson and has always fascinating things for your children to be involved with and activities! I'll never forget this school and hope that one day i'll be back and watch how much this school has grown with the kids and the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

This is a great school. I've was there from 1st to 8th grade and i got a good education. This school is a prime example of there being hope in school actually being fun and exciting. I would recommend this school to anyone for as long as I live. This school is the best school in paterson if you ask me.I'm currently a freshman in high school and man do I wish I was still at Norman!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

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 59% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

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 65% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
96%

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 82% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students85%
Female79%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students56%
Femalen/a
Male54%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students65%
Female85%
Malen/a
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Malen/a
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
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 Students85%
Female93%
Male73%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
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 Students85%
Female75%
Male93%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female75%
Male93%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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
Black 63% 16%
Hispanic 34% 22%
White 3% 51%
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 83%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 321-0750

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