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George B. Fine Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 75 students

 

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Posted January 8, 2013

Both of my children started school this year and we couldn't be happier with this school! The academics are right on target, the atmosphere is positive and every staff member we have come into contact with has been extraordinary! My son is in the preschool autistic class and his skills have skyrocketed! My daughter is in the afternoon Pre K program and loves it! I would recommend George B. Fine to anyone who will listen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

We loved G.B.F we wish we could bring it to georgia with us. The teachers were great and are all missed. Gordon, Cipollone, Moles, Di Carlo. Kisses and hugs the Farrell's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I transferred my daughter from A CHARTER school that would berate the children in front of the class. Put children in inhouse suspension(That was not approved by the board, nor did they inform parent that this would take place) for not doing there homework correctly and so forth. While she struggled being transferred in the middle of a school yr. She did great and so far this year is doing well. I love the staff, principal and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My husband and I are very happy with our daughters' progress. Her Kindergarten teacher, principal and the rest of the staff are excellent. We are very happy with Fine school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

I think this school is wonderful. And the people are as sweet as can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

Excellent school, very nice teachers and the principal is great, my son was lucky to have Mrs. Camlin before she retired she was a great teacher and he learned alot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

My son attended Fine School last year, and I was PTA president. I taught my son to remember his school name to say 'It's a Fine School', and it really is. The teachers care deeply. My son has been in special education since he was 18 months old. He is currently 9 years old. He has spent the last 4 years at Fine School. Last year he was mainstreamed in to a regular education class, he was uncomfortable and scared. His teacher gave him a dinosaur book, which is my son's favorite thing. She took the time to find out what he liked and helped him to feel comfortable in her class. We experience nothing but a top notch education from teachers who care. My son is Autistic and does not touch people, he hugged his teachers. That is a huge accomplishment. I truly is 'A Fine School'.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
68%

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 59% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special education28%
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female48%
Male62%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Special education33%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
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 Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female40%
Male80%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 40% 22%
Black 26% 16%
White 24% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Rosalyn Lawrence

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3800 Gladwyn Ave
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-8568

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