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Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 377 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2007

My daughter has been at School One for 5 years and I can't say enough to praise the school, the teachers, the staff and of course the wonderful principal Mr. Grysko. He is very caring and very involved with the students and the parents. Excellent PTA. Everyone at School One is just amazing. My daughter loves the school and will miss it now that she is moving to Park Middle. Thank you so much School One!! Sunilda G.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2006

Fabulous principal, great staff, low ratios.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2004

My son is in 3rd grade right now and he started at this school in the middle of Kidergarten. We are originally from Brookly and moved here 3 years ago. This school has welcomed my son with open arms the falculty the students and the parents. We have never felt so welcomed any where as we have in School One. Mr. Grysco is a wonderful principal and he is great with the kids. He knows every childs name and who there parents are. The involvement that the parents have is great and the PTA is amazing. There is no better school in Scotch Plains then School One.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2004

This school is top rate. My daughter went there and my son is in Kindergarten currently. One of the main reasons for the success of the school is the excellent principal, Mr. Grysco. He is fully involved, knows every single student by first name (and their parents...too) The teachers are excellent as well! Parents take pride in their involvement with extra curricular activities.
—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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education72%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students77%
Female88%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female91%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
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
White 67% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Black 11% 16%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Two or more races 3% 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 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Merrie Snow

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563 Willow Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 322-7731

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