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Grant Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 11 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2014

Grant Elementary School is a wonderful School, my daughter went in needing a lot of help and came along way in a short period of time, with the Teachers help.It seems to me that the Teachers and staff care about the children.Were very happy and thankful with Grant School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2013

Grant school is the best over all school in ridgefield park. I was previously in the 6th grade there and every single morning you got treated with the respect you deserve. For example, everyone always says good morning. I miss it so much but I still strongly suggest that you should send your child there.


Posted January 27, 2013

My child went to Grant School for kindergarten and was constantly harassed by Mrs. Romba. My child was at a higher level than the others (Not a prodigy, just slightly ahead) and was bored because while others were learning to read my child could read pretty well. Mrs Romba did not challenge my child with higher level material so my child continued to be bored and started talking to others (Worst offense), she, in-turn, sent my child to the Principals office. When I spoke to her and said my child was gifted she said that my child was "not gifted". Well, my child is no longer in Grant school and is in Gifted and Talented at the present school. Have your kids go to Roosevelt school. Its much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

My son goes in this school in Kindergarten and at this time he and my family is quite happy overall. Its a small school but fits perfectly with the village style living which is only 10 miles from Manhattan, NYC - busiest city in the world :) - hence love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Grant School has come along way..from being a so-so school to being number one Elementary School in the State! Kudos to Mr. Onorato and Mrs. Bender and the wonderful teachers at Grant School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Mrs. Beeman, a second grade teacher, is a teacher 'above the class'. Her organization, motivation and interest in teaching is unique and has a positive impact on children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The Village of Ridgefield Park has come such a long way. They are currently #1 in the state with the 4th grade assessments. The Superintendent, Vice Superintendent as well as the Board members, Teachers, Principals have all contributed their knowledge of teaching to the students to achieve great success. A Great big thank you to all who have taught our children the means to become a successful member of society that will benefit their lifetime as well as the others who surround them. The Academic programs have benefited our children greatly. The principal has and follows her open door policy. This makes us feel as if we are a big part of the school. Grant school feels like home which is where the HEART is! Congratulations and thank you to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

Ms. Spina, the third Grade teacher, is an excellent teacher. I can see the changes in my son's attitude in his study and towards the school. Excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

Quality education is not provided at Grant School. Partially because the parents of the students in this school don't care about the education in which the children are receiving. Parents need to stop looking at school as 'child care' and focus on quality education. The teachers get paid well, but there doesn't seem to be any pressure to produce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

I would not consider sending my child back to this school. Some of the teachers are nice, young, and good. However the quality of education is poor. If they kept the good teachers there may be a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

In my opinion this school is the best. Mr.Onorato is a fantastic Principal.This man truly and deeply cares for each and everyone of his students. No matter the weather he is out there every morning to greet them, and at 3:00 he is out there to send them on their way. He is always available to parents, and their needs. The teachers are as wonderful. I feel very safe and I am proud my child attends this school.
—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.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%

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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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2012

 
 
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100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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%
Female46%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female75%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 61% 22%
White 19% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 6% 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 43%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Angela Bender

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Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
Phone: (201) 641-0441

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