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Andover-Morris Elementary School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 254 students

 

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Posted May 25, 2010

Andover morris school is a great school. I have 2 children who are attending. At first I was apprehensive because of its location, but I am so glad they are there. This school has such warmth. The teachers are its backbone , it has been through too many principals but the teachers are so dedicated. Both of my children have had so many wonderful opportunities the school has a lot to offer. My children have done very well in state testing as well as their own school report cards. I feel the problem with reduced parental involvement is due to the fact the grades are so divided. Thank you Andover, I am proud to be a parent there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2009

I am not pleased with the school system here. I have two sons in the same grade but two different classrooms. Both boys come home from school with completely different tests and class work, they're not teaching them on the same level. The school puts more effort on jut teachg the children what he or she needs to know in order to pass the state and federal testing, not trying to mold the children to better themself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

My husband and I are very pleased with the education our son is receiving at Andover Morris School. His teachers are first class and we cannot recommend it enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2006

This school has some very dedicated teachers. The district as a whole screams parent involvement, then treats those parents willing to be involved with disrespect and disdain. Their specials teachers are wonderful and dedicated. After school programs are fairly good, although they do not seem to be supported by the principal. In my opinion the main problem is the principal.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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 61% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
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%
Female62%
Male58%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education35%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education44%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students43%
Female47%
Male40%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education50%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former82%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female91%
Male79%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education64%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former91%
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%
Female57%
Male38%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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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26%
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Math growth at this school

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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
White 49% 51%
Black 24% 16%
Hispanic 24% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Maureen Kehoe

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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712 South Main Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Phone: (908) 213-2476

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