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Lenox Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 355 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2014

I attended school here. The teachers flat out do not care. They will allow bullying even if they witness it first-hand, they will even bully students themselves. I was in a special eds class and teachers were very rude to me. One threatened to throw me out a window if I did not stop tapping my feet against a chair. They do not care about a student's well-being for they have tried to keep special ed students in the school when they clearly needed a better education. They intimidate and harass parents who do not agree with their advisories. Very inadequate, especially when coming to special needs students.


Posted November 22, 2013

Both my kids attended Lenox, and overall, it was good. Mostly good and caring teachers. Good academic programs and very good extracurricular activities, such as field trips, holiday celebrations, music programs and famliy/student events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

I too am very disappointed with the bare minimum services that are provided by the special service team for the district for children with special needs. According to the law (IDEA) Pompton Lakes School District is not providing free and appropriate placement for children on the spectrum (ASD) such as PDD and Aspergers. This has to change, we sit in the iep meetings only to hear everytime your child is not severe enough for the program we offer but they do not offer info that there are other programs in or out of the district that is appropriate. Many of these children can not or is not ready for typical preschools, as they have behavioral and social issues and need constant redirection. Preschools do not have the staff that are trained to work with special needs kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

This school (and district) does what it needs to get by. The administration in the school sets the tone and the tone is mediocrity. How can we get a better education for our children? The test scores show how they are BARELY keeping everyone up to NCLB standards. It is very sad to see how average is what is held out as a goal for our children. They are capable and deserve better. How can this change? New blood in the district's adminstration and innovative approaches to teaching our town's most valuable asset.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

For such a town that has money the kids are still playing, eating and having school plays in one area. Expansion should be the key. We pay high enough taxes that it should show in the school but the school looks like a institution. Put the money where it belong in school education and like that the school won't be struggling to put tv's and dvd's in each classroom, logical that should be provided without the parents having to sell or campaign for it. Provide the kids a better up-graded school system. Paterson schools are up-grading and expanding and income levels over there are much less than our's.
—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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students66%
Female62%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female62%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students75%
Female90%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education25%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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

Above 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 72% 51%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Helen Tardif

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35 Lenox Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Phone: (973) 839-3777

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