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Town Center Es Plainsboro

Public | K-3 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

This is the best school ...yes my both kids are in town center elementry school and they love going to school..staff is excellent..teachers are very helpful and cooperative....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

This is a great school. My elder son is going here for 3 years now (started from pre-shool) and the teachers and the staff are really helped him to reinforce positive attitude and respect others. He is so interested in reading books, which I think the credit goes to the TC teachers. We did not want to move to a different apartment, mainly because of missing this school. We are looking forward for my younger son to start the schooling here.
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Posted May 31, 2011

I have 2 girls in the school now. I couldn't be happier with the teachers' genuine interest in my children. The girls are both doing very well and have had a solid foundation in respect and responsibility in addition to the high standard set for academic achievenment. I love the fact that the kindergarten teacher, who has had both of my girls, completely understood that they are very different kids.
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Posted April 13, 2011

Town Center Elementary School is the best school I could wish for my son.All the teachers are very well experienced and have a very special bond with their students.My son is in 3rd grade and we sure are going through separation anxiety as he won't be in this school for his future grades.
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Posted March 17, 2011

Not for a child who is eceptionally talented and knowledgable, School has failed to acknowledge and enhance my child's abilities. Last year had a great experience with the teacher. However this year not too happy with the teacher. Student-teacher bond and parent-teacher understanding are the major gaps. Teacher should focus more on a child's interpersonal skills and also try to evaluate situation objectively rather than being judgemental. Not able to rationalize teacher's decisions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

TC has got the best staff and best teachers. Very Friendly environment. My Daughter will be going to middle school next year and she still brags about here 4 wonderful years at TC, which make my son a proud gator (1st Grader).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

T.C. is the best school, my daughter is entering her 3rd year at T.C. the school was great in helping her to read better she is now at the reading level for her grade!
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Posted June 12, 2009

Town center is one of the best schools. I had both my children in Town center. The staff and specially the office staff and all the teachers are the best. The resources are great and everyone is treated with a lot of respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

This school is fantastic! The staff are excellent and really put your child first. They teach the child to first and foremost treat each other with respect, which helps lay the foundation to the children becoming fine human beings. Thank you Mrs Belly for all that you have done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

It's a great school....Very helpful and very organised .....
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Posted November 16, 2006

what a most amazingly wonderful school. The teachers are terrific and patient, the principal and vice principal are very visable in the hall and leading their staff to excellence. Moving to Plainsbor was the best thing our family has ever done. We love Town Center and are proud to be an Al. E Gator family!
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Posted April 20, 2005

The quality of academic programs are excellent! Not only do the children learn the basic skills, they are also given critical thinking questions and assignments that reinforce how these particular concepts work. I think it is great. They offer many extracurricular activities that are available after school, during spring break, and the summer. Their music and arts programs teach the students how to work together as well as allowing them the time to be individuals with their own unique talents. The parent involvement is tops! We participate in PTA activities as well as assisting our teachers whenever needed. It is the best school my daughter has ever been in.
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Posted March 15, 2005

My older daughter goes to Town Center. We love this school. It is guided by the strong and able leadership of its Principal, Mrs.Hynes. The teaching and the administrative staff are very dedicated and professional in their approach. The teachers adopt a very systematic approach towards their students and encourage each one to gain individual and collective goals. Personal capabalities are recognised and the teachers address each student accordingly without any bias. Exposure to music, art and sports diversifies the children and sheds light on their creative and imaginative personalities. Events like REFLECTIONS are an example. It makes the children energetic and more passionate about school. The PTA of Town Center is a very active group and parents involvement with the PTA sponsored activities just brings out the best in our children. Being a part of our children's academic life boosts their morale and they perform even better in academics and other arenas.
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Posted January 13, 2005

Teachers are passionate about their job. The school takes its job of turning out great citizens seriously.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Language Arts Literacy

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
Black58%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black58%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education42%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 72% 9%
White 15% 51%
Black 7% 16%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 1% 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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Brian Stevens

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700 Wyndhurst Drive
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 716-8330

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