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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 179 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2008

this school has a very caring staff that cares about there students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2006

Roosevelt Elementary School has a caring and responsive staff and teachers. The teachers strive for excellence and work with the parents and the students towards this goal. I am extremely happy with the education provided by this group of fine teachers and expect even better things as we approach another school year! Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2006

Unfortunately, the prevailing problem throughout this district seems to be lack of parent involvement in anything other than fundraisers (and even that is sparce at best). I was extremely disappointed in the assembly-line approach to teaching children. If anyone has a child that doesn't necessarily learn the way the rest of the class does, don't expect too much from the school by way of special attention. This school also falls behind as far as curriculum is concerned (compared to other well-ranked Camden County Schools). I can not in good conscience give my endorsement to this institution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I have 1 child in Roosevelt School. I'm very happy with the help she gets from her special education teacher. Her improvement in reading is just amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I have two children who are currently going to roosevelt and It has been a good experience.My son does have some learning disablities that they have been great with.Both my son and daughter have enjoyed their experience there.The teachers and staff have all been very nice and helpful .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Roosevelt Elementary has too many students and not enough teachers. Most of the classes are overcrowded and it's difficult for children to get a quality education. The expectations are high, yet there is a lack of resources to achieve the goals they strive for. With regard to discipline, the staff tends to blame, frequently suspend, and retain students instead of finding creative alternatives for different learning styles. There is little accountability on the teachers to provide a quality education and partner with parents for improved performance. There is also a lack of diversity in their staff. They employ very few males or teachers of color, yet over 40% of the student body is children of color. Some of the good things include an active PTA, access to computers, and art classes.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

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 59% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students83%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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%
Female53%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female80%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
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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48%
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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 41% 22%
Black 27% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 9%
White 12% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 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 54%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Rosalyn Lawrence

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5526 Wisteria Ave
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-8141

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