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Harrison Elementary School

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Posted April 13, 2010

I have two children in Harrison and the experience has been great. This is my second year with Mrs. Ringwood who is a very involved and commited instructor for one of the Kindegarten classes. She has an open door policy for the parents and my children have learned so much educationally and socially under her tuteledge. I have also had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Alvarez for first grade and now Ms. Stockert for second grade. They have challanged my child to be the best and the confidence and love of learning this has brought is an invaluable treasure and such a pleasure to witness as a parent. I believe the low rating for this school is because of the change of leadership in the schools and board, I hope that can rectified as time progresses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Mrs Ringwood is an fantastic teacher. My daughter loves her and feels very confortable in her class. Mrs. Ringwood always has time to discuss things with me before or after school. I can email her at anytime and get a responce. I am very pleased with the principle as well. She is very responsive. I am not happy with my son's 3rd grade teacher, however. Be careful of the teacher your child is assigned to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

Pro: Great PTA and Parent/Teacher invlovement. Con: Horrible teacher to student ratios. 5th grade has 27 students per class! Only 3 classes. Should've been a 4th, yielding appx 20 per class!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

Harrison is a wonderful school, Very supportive of their students with strong leadership. Barbara Tedesco is an amazing woman who cares for each and every one of her studednts and parents.
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Posted March 28, 2004

Harrison School has exceptional teachers who always go the extra mile for the children. Very dedicated and caring staff and principal.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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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

All Students65%
Female78%
Male55%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learners55%
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learners82%
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female72%
Male50%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former92%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former92%
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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26%
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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 54% 22%
Black 38% 16%
White 4% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 76%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Lissette Gonzalez-perez

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310 Harrison Ave
Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: (908) 298-2052

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