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Cedarbrook Elementary School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 34 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Really i'm happy with my 2 Kids on cedarbrook school. I hace a 11years old and 7 years old kids.. I think is the better school on plainfield
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

What I think parents should know is that the Principal and teachers have lost their desire to teacher the way we as adults know remember teachers to be. They are more concerned about contracts and state test scores. They see the kids as pawns to get them their contracts and promosions. The kids are suffering because the staff lacks structure and are not prepared daily. The principal staff appears to be putting their best foot forward, but in the end it's just an illusion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

This school year appeared to open with great enthusiasm from teachers, students and administration! Although last year was very challenging for all and many (but not all) of the students suffered due to a lack of effective instruction (due to a few incompetent, resistant, non-caring teachers who have been transferred out) I feel Cedarbrook is definitely BACK ON THE LIST for one of the BEST Elementary Schools in Plainfield! Finally, we we have our school back where everyone is working hard towards the vision of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE for all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My school is... pretty good the teachers there are good, but the curriculum should be higher. They keep us at the same par all the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

As a parent I would like to say I love that my child has the opportunity to attend this school. My child is in Kindergarten and as an educator myself I must say that she recieves the attention she needs and I get the communication from the teacher that is needed so we can work as a team together. A really appreciate the dedication from her teacher but I must say you can tell there is an disconnection between the administration and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

This is my kids first year at Cedarbrook. Coming from another school and town this school is much better that the other schools. I still don't know why people are saying that this school is bad. My kids are doing so well, they are learning a lot. Yes the Principal, Mr Asante is doing a great job, my kids love him a lot. He shows them respect, care and love. I love about all the activities they have for their students. I don't know why this school is rate so low(2) when in fact they have students with high grades. I love this school and I will rate # 8. Yes # 8 just because they need to get more more parent involved. PATT need to work more hard in getting parents involved, we need more flyers or more advertising or copies of their events. I will recommend this school..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

5 stars-Cedarbrook hands down is the best elementary school in Plainfield. I am not only a parent of a student here, but I also went to this school as a student. The parents are very involved, the teachers care deeply and the Principal is young and dynamic. I will recommend this school to any parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

This is my daughter's fifth year at Cedarbrook. The school is not bad, but it could and should be a lot better. There is a problem with a number of unruly children that disrupt the learning process. I would like to see the expectations raised for parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

This is my daughter second year there and she's in the 4th grade. I think that the school work can be more challenging. She finishes her homwork very fast and hardly ask for any help. She says that it is review. How often are they reviewing. They shouold offer a gifted and talented program. I think that the kids can benefit from it, especially the ones who are more advanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

This is a wonderful school! My son has received thus far a great education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2007

My children have had the best educational experience they could have possibly obtained in our area. All 3 scored adv. proficient on the standard tests! Great job Cedarbrook!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2007

Cedarbrook School is the best school ever, it has good teachers, a good principle and vice principle, and they teach the kids so well. I wish when I was a kid I had a school like that. Thankyou Cedarbrook, for helping my child achieve his dreams and becoming a teacher just like you. Thankyou.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

My son is in 1st grade at Cedarbrook. It is a decent school with a helpful staff. It has strong Parent/Teacher leadership with parents involved more at the classroom level than whole school. My concerns with the school are around curriculum and testing. Its unfortunate that the emphasis is on testing and students that need improvement, when I believe there is a large population that would benefit from a gifted and talented program or more enriched experiences. The music and art classes are average. However, there is an abundance of extracuricular activities available throughout the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

My 3rd grade son goes here and the school has not lived up to our expectations. They give the children homework from copies because there aren't enough books to go around. There seems to be little focused on the children and the work is not at all challenging.
—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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%

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 82% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students55%
Female60%
Male51%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male41%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students25%
Female29%
Male21%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
General education37%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male46%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
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 Students50%
Female59%
Male41%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special education18%
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Former33%

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education27%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Former75%
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%
Female77%
Male32%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female51%
Male32%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female59%
Male56%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female71%
Male84%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

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Reading growth at this school

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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
Black 66% 16%
Hispanic 34% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1049 Central Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 731-4280

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