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Pennsauken Intermediate School

Public | 5-6 & ungraded | 115 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2014

Pennsauken has never lacked in giving those chilren who want to learn, an environment to do so. My daughter has been in advanced classes for math, and Language arts. Teachers and methods have been excellent, and her state test scores prove this statement. Her math NPR=91 (National Percentile Ranking), and Lang.Arts NPR=95. The diversity of childrens ethnic backgrounds will help prepare my child for a diverse world and know how to build relationships. The computer skills class builds their power point skills, The music programs brought in diverse instruments, and sounds reflecting this diversity. I also know the foundation for this was Carson Elemntary school, Advance math had prometheus boards,and they had video conferencing with British elementary schools. Some British children from that same group came for a visit/luncheon with Carson kids. I think the school system so far has been excellent (she is now going into 9th) for those who want to learn and apply themselves, and providing alternative ways to prepare these children for the next step.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

Nice school with a new principal who is caring about the students. She has much to do to make changes though.... Her staff is quite stagnate in the ways of old and it will take much to change the way the teachers view the students. They are not reflective of the population and many look to special education to solve the problems students face in their learning. The principal has another philosophy that puts students first and believes that the community holds major stake in the school. She is reasonable and caring but she must battle against the community politics that more so run the school district..... Nice school.... Great leader much to change... Beginning with the ways in which students are perceived..... Ms. Green, glad to see you in The position, but you have a grand task ahead of you. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2013

My son attended this school. The administration just does not care about the bullying that goes on. The seem to just want to be done with it, They are not encouraging, maybe its a trickle down effect from upper administration. The education received is lacking in just about every concept including fundamentals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Pennsauken Intermediate school...sadly a disappointing experience. I will not be sending my daughter back next year. The staff is such a mixture of dedicated and caring staff and selfish and bitter. The sad result is that some classrooms are pitifully cared for. My daughter was in a class that the teacher left due to a heart attack. The school couldn't keep a steady sub...the class was referred to repeatedly as the worse class in history of the school. I had to contact the superintendent to have my daughter switched to a new class...because the principle refused. The new class had a pregnant teacher..the sub left crying the second day and refused to return. This school is so disunified. The teaching staff needs a miracle to get a hold on these kids. The education is minimal at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

My son was bullied at this school,and when brought to the attention of the principal and other staff members, I was told that they didnt believe that that happened at their school....visible bruises...but nothing could be done...the meeting with the other parent(as expected),not structured and absolutly NO concern for what was done to my son....Very appalled at the way the people that run the school spoke to me as a parent....His last day was in May....They threatened to fail him if I didnt bring him back to their unsafe school.....guess what...THEY PASSED HIM!!!! GO FIGURE....needless to say,he is in a private school now.....very safe....PLEASE BEWARE....PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2008

I am pleased with ths school academics however the extracurricular sports are a problem for me many of te children have not participated in organized sports as they are not offered in the elementary schools and unfortunately are denied the opportunity to learn unless you pay for PYAA because the child are cut if they dont make the grade there is no room for exposure for these children and I think this is unfair
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

My daughter is doing exceptionally well at the Intermediate School. I think they have worked out many of the problems that were found within the first few years of the school's opening. The teachers are excellent and care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

I currently have a 6th grader enrolled in a private school. The Intermediate School has many issues. Most importantly is the violence in the school. There is a lack of discipline. My son and many others were threatened with violence on a daily basis. I personally know of quite a few children that were pulled out last year due to the violence and lack of discipline. The enviroment is not condusive to learning anything but how to fight. My son was on the honor roll before he attended the Intermediate School, and is currently on the honor roll at his new school. While attending the Intermediate School he was barely passing. I met with everyone from the Principal, Director of Special Services, teachers and anyone who would listen. It is sad that administration does not want to fix the problems, it could have been a great school!
—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 61% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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37%

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45%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

371 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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77%

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76%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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43%

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54%

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

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77%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students37%
Female42%
Male33%
Black29%
Asian60%
Hispanic32%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black63%
Asian89%
Hispanic70%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education35%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students50%
Female53%
Male46%
Black44%
Asian69%
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black70%
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education55%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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 43% 22%
Black 34% 16%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 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 70%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8125 Park Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
Phone: (856) 662-8501

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