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Sherman Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted May 15, 2013

Sherman School in Roselle Park is Great!!! my 2 daughters went there and now my boy is a second greater, the parents are very involved with the teachers. the teachers always has extra time for any student in need, since this town is small everyone knows each other :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

The teachers, the principal the staff all the way to the crossing guards are the best. I feel very furtunate to have both my kids attend this wonderful home away from home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2010

Sherman has been excellent regarding the progress of my child. The teachers make sure to monitor my son progress and provide/suggest any additional aid needed for him. The Principal is great and makes sure she is accesible to the kids...i dont ever remember having the principal of my school talk to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

My children have been attending Sherman School for 5 years (kindergarten - 4th grade) and am so pleased with the educational as well as social experience they have had. It has been an absolute blessing that my children have been able to attend Sherman School for their entire elementary education. The principle is concerned for all the students and creates an atmosphere of safe and accelerated education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

Sherman School offer so much help for the children and they really do want the children to succeed. I have 2 children in the school now and they both have additonal classes during the day for reading help and socializing. There has been such a large difference in them from last year to this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2004

My child just switched from Robert Gordon to Sherman School this school year. RG is a good school, but my child was 'labled' when she was bullied by an older, taller child & all my child did was defend herself. After numerous phone calls, the principal 'punished' my child & not the other student & from then on, it went downhill, from her schoolwork to the teachers treating her differently, etc. This year we enrolled her into Sherman School & so far, she has made many new friends, her teacher is wonderful, & I am very pleased with the Prinicipal there. Her grades are all very good and she actually enjoys going to school. Sherman School cares about the children & the teachers, principal, & aftercare are always there for you & don't just 'yes' you when you have a problem. They will actually do something about it to recitfy it.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
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 Students68%
Female78%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
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 Students62%
Female70%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former47%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female76%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former87%
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%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 45% 22%
White 42% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Black 4% 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 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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375 E Grant Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Phone: (908) 245-1886

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