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Sharon Elementary School

Public | PK-3 & ungraded | 40 students

 
 

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Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014

My Kids go to this school and I must say the Principal ... Asistant Principal and the administration are as unhelpful as they get. The teachers and Principal are eager to have any kid who doesn't conform to their idea of perfect student labeled as ADHD. The teachers are also not very motivated... which is kind of expected seeing the leadership they have. I have heard the school was way better under leadership of previous Principal. Sadly the current Principal and the management of school are a big disappointment. I would move my kids from this school if I had an option in a heartbeat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2014

This school has a higher score now only because of the growing Asian population in town. The principal is not interested in your child problems and push ADHD diagnoses for any child that doesn't fall on their "standards". She was way too busy chatting with the staff to pay attention to the school and the students issues. We had an awful experience with a teacher who screamed all the time at her classroom and left our child frustrated. Fortunately we found a very nice private school where our gifted child feels respected now. The bad thing is that we still have to pay the high taxes and are not able to make use of the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

Great teachers and very caring staff members. Our child was always very eager to go to school due to caring/friendly nature of the teachers and always very eager to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

Wow it's been like 4 years since i have been to this school. It is an okay school. Some of the teachers and students are a little mean. There is no air conditioning in some places. The Principal is very nice and welcoming. The Special Ed department is horrible. I was there from kindergarden to 2nd grade. If you come here I advise you not to go to PRMS go to a different Middle school


Posted October 3, 2011

This is a great school! They have a great reading and math program. My son has learned so much from the teacher here, they really try to challenge the students by giving them work that is at their level or above it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2010

Overall we are satisfied with the school's standards, safety, cirriculum and very pleased with its extracurricular offers. I'd give the extracurricular's a 4.5, as they offer weekly spanish, computer, art and music in addition to special reading and math programs. If they offered music lessons, as they do in Hopewell, I would raise the score extracurricular score to a 5.0. Like any school some teachers are better than others. Overall, I think they are well qualified and do their best to create positive environments for their students. My biggest concern is with the Sharon's new administration. They don't show enough leadership and have disappointed in enforcing policies on bullying behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

The school is good if you have a normal child. They are not equipped to handle children who have specific learning needs. The special ed department is horrible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I have been very pleased with the follow through on the part of my son's Kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Z communicates with me about my child in a way that helps us to make good decisions about his education and growth as a person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

This school has a very caring and supportive environment. The principal and her administrative staff are capable and involved. We have had two great teachers in 2nd and now 3rd grade, and our son feels very involved in his school. He is very comfortable and happy learning there. We are very lucky to have moved to a town with such a great teacher/student ratio and one of the best school systems in the state. We moved from West Windsor, and it is a breath of fresh air to have our son in a school system where administrators, teachers, and students all know him. The difference between these great school systems is that our above average but not AP children in West Windsor fell through the 'cracks' in a system that caters to the high achiever. Sharon school has taken our son and set him up to excel. We are so happy.
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Posted January 28, 2008

In general the teachers are caring and put in the extra effort for the children. I question the administrators though. Politics and budgets seem to override education which makes it difficult for the teachers to do what they need to do for all students. If your child catches on quickly then you will not have any issues but beware if your child actually needs to be taught!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

Excellent schoolteachers and topnotch school administrators.
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Posted July 18, 2005

My daughter learned so much at this school. She had an oustanding teacher, Ms. Dobbin. But the teacher quality and friendliness from the principal almost make up for that. The only other complaint is that only 2 parents can participate in the activites of the classroom (room moms). I would like to be more involved with the classroom. I think all moms should be able to participate more.
—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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education44%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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
White 72% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 2% 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 4%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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234 Sharon Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 259-7606

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