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Hn Richardson 21 Cent School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 31 students

 

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Posted September 16, 2013

My 2 daughters go to this school, I have nothing negative to say about it. My oldest started going from kindergarden now she is in 3rd grade, she loves her teacher and my youngest just started kindergarden, she also loves her teacher, she doesn't give a hard time waking up in the morning to go to school 'cause she enjoy going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2011

I went to this school way back when it was #10 School! Mr. Richardson was the principal at that time. What an awesome man! It's so great that the rebuilt school is named for him. My family moved away from Perth Amboy when I was 7... halfway through my second grade year. It was devastating to me. I loved this school and, even at such a young age, I knew Mr. Richardson was an outstanding individual. I can just imagine what this new school is like. The children of Perth Amboy are so lucky for such a beautiful school... and if Mr. Richardson's way of running a school are still implemented, they're well on their way to becoming wonderful people!


Posted September 16, 2009

The school always took excellent care of my step daughter. Always on top of everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2009

I absolutely love this school...Very clean...great staff..
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Posted January 22, 2008

This school is absolutely beautiful! The principal and teachers are helpful, attentive and warm. I highly recommend this school to any parent who wants their child to excel both academically and socially.
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Posted January 3, 2008

This is by far, the best school in Middlesex County. The facilities are top knotch and the staff is caring and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

my two sons go to this school and my oldest use to go in 1996 . It is a great school with great teachers who care about the students and the principal is a great leadership. The most i like about the school is that their is a lot of family activites involved and you can see how 95% of the parents are involved in helping out whenever there is such activity going on . From a rate of 1-5 i give this school a 5.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students60%
Female74%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female58%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learners53%
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former53%
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 Students37%
Female31%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education17%
General education86%
English language learners73%
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former76%
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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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 93% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
White 1% 51%
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 77%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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318 Stockton Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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