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Glenwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 488 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 16, 2014

My child is just about to complete their first year at Glenwood, in K, and the experience could not have been better. Involved, detailed, immersive, family inclusion and a tremendous community. I could not have asked for, nor expected, anything more.. simply a terrific experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2013

My child is in K and has the best teacher ever. She is so patient and kind. We could not be happier. His classmates are also very fun and seem to all get along well. The boys and girls all play together. The one negative is there is not much play time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

Great school. Most teachers are excellent. Kids are exposed to fun ways to learn in nurturing environment. Thoughts on improvements: Automate the way children bring home folders filled with forms. Too much time is asked of parents to commit to school activities makes it difficult for family where both work .


Posted December 20, 2009

Our daughter is in K and we are beyond thrilled with the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

We just completed our first year @ Glenwood and we are blown away by this school. The principal and staff are incredible--personable, involved, caring and incredibly nurturing. The teachers are experienced, tenured and very caring. The curriculum is as advanced as the private schools my children previously attended. The music program is AMAZING. They have an excellent after school program. The school radiates warmth, the walls are papered with art work, children run about happily and I feel happy leaving my kids there every day. The only critique I have is that the car pool at the end of the day is not as secure as I would prefer. It is a privilidge to have my children attend this incredibly fine institution. Schools like this are a a rare find. F and educators like Dr. Jasin, the principal, are equally rare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

My son attended kindergarten at Glenwood last year. It was an amazing experience! The school's staff work as a real team, are caring and kind, with an obvious goal of bringing out the best in each child. I never expected a public school to live up to my high expectations. This one has.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I am a parent of a 6 year old girl that attends Glenwood Elementary School and I have to say that I am impressed. Coming from NY and one of the better public schools I was astounded at the level of care that the staff has for every child. My child is in wonderful hands and the education that she is receiving is fantastic as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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90%

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83%

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86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
100%

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99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education71%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education79%
General education99%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students93%
Female100%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education73%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education50%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education86%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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48%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

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
White 74% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Short Hills, NJ 07078
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