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Robert Gordon Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 13 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

My daughter has attended Robert Gordon since Kindergarten. She is about to enter 5th grade and thanks to her amazing teacher has always loved going to school. She is also reading a year above grade level and enjoys writing, largely due to the exciting variety of the assignments given. She rarely complains about anything school related and often comes home with exciting stories to tell about her academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

my children were there 2 years, i move to fl and the improve in everyway they didnt in r,g school....with another principal i think something can be done....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

I currently have one child at Robert Gordon and one child that graduated from there. The child that graduated received an excellent education because she left there with honors and continues to do so in the Middle School. My child who is currenlty there, had troubles reading in grades 1 and 2. Thanks to their excellent reading program my child is now getting A's in reading. This also save me from having to send him to an outside source like Sylvan, which is approximately $1,200 for one class. I just want to thank the teachers there who helped my child achieve success. Robert Gordon is definetly underrated.
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Posted September 25, 2004

Robert Gordon is a good elementary school. The faculty from Principal to teacher to teachers aide,etc. really have the children's best interests at heart. I presently have 2 children in Robert Gordon and I am very happy with the curriculum the school is teaching. I personally have had only good experiences, and both my children are happy and content with their educational experience at Robert Gordon. The special services department is definitely a well functioning department in our school district. The resource room in our school has dedicated teachers that are experienced in dealing with different learning disabilities. They are definitely an asset to our school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

Have been aware that several teachers rule by intimidation rather than by proven disciplinary techniques. Same teachers use a negative reinforcement disciplinary technique involving the revocation of tickets. The ticket revocation is indeed simple to administer, however, it is a constant reminder to the majority of children that they can never meet the perfect standard of retaining 10 tickets for an entire week and are thereby demotivated. Students, parents and teachers would be better served by positive reinforcement discipline. The majority of teachers seem to be of adequate technical ability. The principal is involved, exhibits leadership skills and applied knowledge of child behavior modification techniques. The principal could provide more cohesive leadership in the area of discipline in the classroom rather than abdicating that role to the individual teachers. Reading, writing and arithmetic skills are taught well, however, these subjects could be made more interesting for the students.
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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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

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 Students70%
Female83%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learners50%
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learners69%
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
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 Students54%
Female79%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education19%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education44%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education81%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students59%
Female71%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 41% 22%
White 41% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
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 42%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Frances Kenny

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Roselle Park, NJ 07204
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