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Port Reading Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 49 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2011

I have had 3 children go to this school and have never had a problem. The Principal, Mr. Bader is excellent. He is extremely accessible to children, teachers & parents and makes learning fun for the students. The PTO here is fabulous and the children that attend really get wonderful care. 6 different teachers and every single one has genuinely cared about my children & their education and done their best to work with them based on their individual needs,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2011

We moved to Woodbridge in 2009. Our oldest son who was going into 3rd grade had to transfer to The Port Reading School. He was already enrolled in a very good school in Queens, NY. We found that the all around attitude at The Port Reading School was excellent. The transition from one school to another went much better than expected. We completely credit the Principal for that. My Son knew the Principal's name and talked glowingly about him during the first week of attending. There is no overburdening of homework and alot of the homework is online studying. The teachers are also open to discussing any issues at anytime. We look forward to having our younger son enter kindergarden in Fall 2011.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2006

#9 Port Reading is 1 of 16 elementary schools in Woodbridge Twnshp. It is a k-5 school. It has a building addition being added slated for the summer of '06 and a current population of about 380 students. Their test scores have been good with a very active PTO. They offer a lot of after school programs (intensive small group tutoring, wiffleball and chess club) throughout the year for an elementary school and the teachers are very good. The detriment of this school is that their entire attending population is not equally active.
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Posted May 31, 2005

Public School #9 is a small school with a big heart. It's quite apparent how the faculty & staff are committed to provide only the best for our children. These teachers are very devoted to the children and as a result the children are eager to learn & advance to the next level. Mr Bader, the principal, is an awesome advisor & a wonderful person. He puts the PAL in principal. Any child lucky enough & privleged to attend this school should be thankful for the opportunity. I am saddened that my youngest child will be graduating from this fine school. Best of Luck to Mr Bader & his faculty for a job well done!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students67%
Female88%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
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 Students49%
Female63%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students60%
Female62%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 48% 51%
Hispanic 29% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Black 10% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Bader

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Turner Street
Port Reading, NJ 07064
Phone: (732) 602-8409

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