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G.H. Carson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 355 students

 

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Posted October 5, 2009

It is a wonderful environment for children to learn and because responsible adults. The teachers go above and beyond to help there students and could really use the extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2007

I went to Carson in the Gifted Program for 4 years. If you don't know what the Gifted Program is, it pretty much is just that we learn the grade above us' work. Like in 1st grade, 2nd grade was learning multiplication and division, but 1st grade was not, however the gifted program of 1st grade was. Going to this school was a wonderful experience and the only complaint we ever had was the lunches and the somewhat mean 'assistants'. The teachers were great, but mine was, in my opinion, the best ever. If you're looking for a school to put your child into and an area to move into, move into Pennsauken and send your child to Carson.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2007

My daughter has gone to Carson since kindergarten she is now in second grade. I think her experience at Carson has been great. Academically she reads at 4th grade level and she's only in second grade. So she has learned a lot and it has been a positive atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

My son goes to Carson...he is special needs. He will be in 2nd grade in september. I have had no problems with Carson...my son enjoys going to school and loves his special needs teachers. They have helped him very much in the years that he has gone there and would recommend Carson to family and friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

I've have been pleased so far with the education my children have received at Carson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

It seems the extra curricular activities don't start until 3rd grade.Too bad if your child is in the second grade. The hot lunch program,it seems, is starch-laden. You would be hard pressed to find vegetables. There are gaps, it seems, in security when substitutes let children out of class at the end of the school day. The school does not seem to have a monitoring system in place to periodically check that the teachers are utilizing effective, and progressive behavior management tools and creative reward systems. The principal is receptive to parental involvement and responsive to parental concerns. The children, it seems, bear the brunt of the school district's money woes (ie: only one school trip, not enough supplies and negligible teacher resources and equipment).
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

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

All Students47%
Female55%
Male42%
Black57%
Asian64%
Hispanic25%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black58%
Asian80%
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education30%
General education76%
English language learners31%
Non-migrant57%
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

All Students44%
Female55%
Male33%
Black55%
Asian42%
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Black70%
Asian92%
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education39%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female72%
Male85%
Black85%
Asian77%
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education56%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 39% 22%
Black 33% 16%
Asian 17% 9%
White 10% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Tameka Matthews

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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4150 Garfield Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-5751

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