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Edward J Patten Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 11 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2008

The teachers and staff are very supportive and encouraging for students. I like the environment they're setting and the manner in which they are teaching our kids. I moved to New Jersey from Broookly, NY and it was one of the best decisions that I made for my six year old, and the Patten school made even more worth it.
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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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
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 59% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education24%
General education61%
English language learners50%
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former54%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female65%
Male66%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education33%
General education76%
English language learners43%
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former51%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education32%
General education57%
English language learners22%
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female55%
Male62%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education47%
General education69%
English language learners22%
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education68%
General education90%
English language learners41%
Not 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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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 86% 22%
Black 11% 16%
White 2% 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 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Dulce Rodriguez

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 376-6050

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