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Lower Alloways Creek Elementary School

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Posted August 18, 2014

this is a quiet rural school which has for many years past graduated the top students in salem county. It is set in a wonderful slow paced area and is farming community. It is a breath of fresh air in a faced paced world. Unfortunately there are some who want to "bring us up date". We have had very successful graduates and do not need the north jersey mindset creeping into our rural setting. New rules and changes have not been implemented to make it a better school we are NOW no longer the top graduating students going on to High school. What ashame. I am saddened by the choice this school board has made to hire an immature power seeking superintendant. What a wrong fit for our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Great school and great teachers! My family could not be happier with the job done at Lower Alloway Creek Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

Lower Alloways Creek school affords the students that attend not only comprehensive classroom instruction but also a full compliment of scheduled experiences in the allied arts as well. The district has been able to achieve federal AYP successfully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2005

Wonderful School. Academically the school has proven to me that they have high standards. My children have a solid educational background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

My children go to LAC.(lower alloways creek) I think it is a very safe school for children of all ages. They also have very educated staff. And they use that knowdege to teach our children. This school has all specials Music, library, art, shop and home ec, gym, health and computers. And YOU TAKE THEM ALL..WOW. As for after school activites thats what it lacks. They do hower have basketball and cheerleading. But if you want to play other sports( softball, and Basketball for example) our county offers them. Over all its a great school!
—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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

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 61% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

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 65% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
59%
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 82% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female82%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students65%
Femalen/a
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
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 Students67%
Female73%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female91%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
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 Students75%
Female91%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students54%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Femalen/a
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
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 Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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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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
White 96% 51%
Black 2% 16%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Fred Pratta

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