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Memorial Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 239 students

 
 

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3 stars


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3 reviews of this school


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Posted November 21, 2009

I didn't realize how below average Memorial was until I had something to compare it to. Upon switching schools to the Clearview district, Memorial is way behind the times. As far as curriculum goes, they don't do nearly as much as my son does now. My son's school has smartboards in every classroom and overall, the parent involvement and enthusiasm is surely lacking at Memorial. So glad we left!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

The quality at Memorial is outstanding in my opinion.All the teachers that I have met or heard about have exceeded my expectations as well as other parents I have spoken to. As far as the music, art and extracurricular activities at memorial, my child has expanded her creativity and imagination beyond where I expected it to. The teachers for these programs have kept my child looking forward to the next day all throughout the year. The level of parent involvement I believe is reasonable. Of course more would always be better, but you can only ask so much from working parents. I was a home mother for my daughter's class and my involvement was more than most parents. However, the teachers were more than appreciative towards me and left me feeling rewarded for my efforts. What a great school! My recommendations remain here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

Pitman Memorial school is a great disappointment overall. The educational experience that my family has experienced since 2002 when my first child started first grade has been mediocre at best. The current year 2005-2006 when my second child started kindergarten has been the absolute worst. The attitude overall seems to be, 'let's maintain the status quo.' The teachers are below average as far as balancing attitude, curriculum, ingenuity, love of teaching, care and compassion for a student's emotional and educational well-being. In other words, 'it's a job and a paycheck.'
—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 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students53%
Female67%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female62%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Students38%
Female55%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female55%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students58%
Female47%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female79%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 52%
Black 4% 16%
Asian 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 22%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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400 Hudson Ave
Pitman, NJ 08071
Phone: (856) 589-2526

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