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Number 1, Prospect Park Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 42 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

My daughters have attended Prospect Park School since 2010 and I have not met one teacher that is not dedicated to their classroom. The K- 5th grade teachers are wonderful examples and instill a great learning path for the kids to follow. Our BOE does everything possible to better the school year after year. The PTA does wonderful activities for the kids almost every month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

The administration does not look out for the best interest of these students. If you have another option to send your child to another school, do it. The superintendent is very cold and rude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

I am not very please with the school's administration. So far, the teachers have been great but I am not impress with my child's learning track. Even though, it is a public school, I think I might have to spend money during the summer for him to catch up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

i love our school, they keep us involved with every activety they will be holding. they contact us to let us be know about details or updates that will be happening. they care about our kids safty . you can easly discouse with them any prolem you are facing .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

What I love most about our school, is that students from every race, religion and ethnic background get along together and there is no divide between them, I also love the way the students welcome new students into their friendships right away.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This school is wonderful. Everyone is helpful. The teachers work hard with the students and the pricipal is always available to the parents. the expectations are there for the parents to follow through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

As far as academics, the school is on task and making sure the kids are doing what they are supposed to. I must say, however, that the school does not have an acceptable level of extra-curricular activities. For example. my son is in 3rd grade and has never been offered to be a part of a club, team, etc. In addition, 'till this day, my son has not been on one single field trip to a museum, park, or any other place other than his classrooms.
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
75%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
51%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students46%
Female57%
Male33%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students36%
Female48%
Male25%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female50%
Male45%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students42%
Female55%
Male33%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female66%
Male45%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Special education28%
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
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 Students39%
Female47%
Male29%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education11%
General education51%
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 Students73%
Female82%
Male65%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female64%
Male41%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
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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48%
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26%
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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
Hispanic 66% 22%
Black 17% 16%
White 13% 51%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 61%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Catherine Darrigo

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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94 Brown Avenue
Prospect Park, NJ 07508
Phone: (973) 790-7909

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