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Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 334 students

 

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Posted June 8, 2009

Barlow is the best my child goes there and loves it. Exellant teachers and programs


Posted April 26, 2004

Barlow is an excellent school. My son is already a student here and my oldest daughter will be starting kindergarten this year (sept '04). I am very involved with the PTO which supports Barlow's students and staff 110%. Our parents fight for the rights of our children and their education as well as the staff doing their job to make sure our children are getting an excellent education. Hopefully, when it comes down to the budget, all the schools will get their fair share to give our children what they deserve. I plan to continue being involved with the PTO even when my youngest daughter attends barlow in the next year and a half. Barlow is the best elementary school in the Plainfield School District followed closely by Emerson.
—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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
26%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
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 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male24%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female48%
Male67%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education84%
English language learners48%
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former48%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male28%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female32%
Male65%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learners36%
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learners57%
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former57%
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%
Female50%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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
Hispanic 62% 22%
Black 38% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Ms Janet Grooms

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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E Front St & Farragut Rd
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 731-4300

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