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James J. Flynn Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 18 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

Flynn School has an amazing staff that not only teach our children, but respect and guide them. Everyone from the lunch people, custodians, nurses, teachers, and both the principles and principle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

Wonderful teachers. Helped my child get through the tough subjects with extra attention by tudoring and his grades reflected that. Started him off great for later on. Now he is entering fifth grade and loves this area. So glad I moved from New York City to New Jersey for this great school and the ones to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2013

My child loves this school and the small class sizes and involvement with the parent teacher relationship is just great. Simply put this school was far better then the higher rated schoool he attented in New York. Love the area of woodbridge and being a resident of Hopelawn. I am proud to call myself a New Jersey resident. Thank you, Carol
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2012

I attended this this school from kindergarten through 5th grade. Yes, James J. Flynn school used to have 5th grade. It was my neighborhood school, and it was diverse with students from the neighboring areas. I have fond memories of this school. I felt supported and cared for by the teachers and administrators. Of course, this was 40+ years ago. Mr. Mascara was the Principal then. I can only wish your child will leave James J Flynn school with the memories I still hold dear to my heart.


Posted September 7, 2012

I am not able to rate my daughter s teacher, as it s her first day in Kindergarten today, but I do have a whole lot to say about the Principal Mr. Cilia. He is the rudest most inarticulate person I have ever come across. He belittles parents and has not a clue on communication or people skills. As a former Perth Amboy student, it is saddening to see there has been no progress in the school district since I was a student over 10 years ago. It is even more disturbing to see a former guidance counselor speak to anyone in that tone, let alone screaming at parents over the mike at Kindergarten orientation. Yes, it was a circus. He is one of the prime examples of why there will never be process in the town of Perth Amboy and why this particular district will always be categorized as urban. My daughter has yet to complete her fist day in Kindergarten and I have already regretted our decision. For those young couples that still reside in Perth Amboy, please take this into consideration before you have kids. Get married, save your money and get out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

the only problem is the food
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

i used to go to this school ! and its awesome ! i loved it ! especially my teachers ! mrs. flisser, mrs. linnell , and mrs. paver. i love you flynn 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.

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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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education36%
General education61%
English language learners41%
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female63%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education60%
General education73%
English language learners12%
Not migrant66%
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 Students32%
Female41%
Male25%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female65%
Male48%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education29%
General education62%
English language learners29%
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education41%
General education89%
English language learners64%
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
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 84% 22%
Black 9% 16%
White 5% 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 66%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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850 Chamberlain Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 376-6080

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