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Union Valley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 550 students

 
 

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Posted September 15, 2010

my daughter attended union valley from 2-5th and it is an excellent school. the teachers AND administration all care about the children and it is reflected in their teaching. the only two criticism i found were 1) there seriously needs to be more diversity in the teaching staff 2) gloucester twp schools should re-institute playgrounds for the children. UV is a great school and i hope that it stays that way!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

its a very hands on school and the parents are always involved in helping
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2009

Two of my children passed throught this school, It has the best teachers and staff I have ever delt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

so far i am very impressed by the my children's teachers, the programs offered, and thier focus on communcations with the ; the teachers are very positive and offer con't. positive reinforcemnt and its a beautiful building
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

The administration is so kind and accessible to the children and the parents. Any concerns I have had are addressed and communicated clearly with resolve. The teachers are fantastic too. Always nurturing the kids and encouraging them to be prepared for their next step in life. Union Valley is a great school. I am goin to miss the school, all my children are out and in middle and high school now. I would highly recommend this school to anyont wanting the best fulfilled education with such a caring staff. I cannot more kind words to the principle and vice principle. They have made this school a terrific place to grow. The ladies in the office are just the best too. Thanks to you all. Thank you for all your great guidance. My kids still come back to visit. 'They love you guys'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

We have been with Union Valley from the first day the doors opened! We have one child attending UV and two graduates. The best word to describe Union Valley is 'FAMILY'! Everyone at UV cares about the children. Each child is treated as an individual and their needs met from extra help to advanced learning. We have witness many programs first hand and happy with the results. We will be very sad when June '08 rolls around as our youngest moves onto middle school. We feel fortunate and blessed to be a part of the Union Valley Family. We could not have asked for a better environment for our children to grow and flourish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2007

I am very pleased with Union Valley. My son is doing excellent thanks to his teachers and the other staff. It is a very friendly and informative environment for children to attend. I couldn't be more pleased with my sons overall performance since he has been attending Union Valley. The principals are excellent and on top of things. All the staff is polite and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2007

I think UNION VALLEY is excellent! My son finished 5th grade and my daughter is in 4th. Every year since the school opened has been awesome. I have been nothing but pleased w/ every teacher,office staff members and principals ! Both my children are enjoying the outstanding EXCEL program. Thank you to the wonderful,caring staff of UV!! Karen Dunbar
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2006

I have a child in kindergarten and I am completely satisfied with every this school is about the back to school night was nothing less that perfect and all the teachers and principals were great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Union Valley is one of the best schools in our area. Every time I call I get a nice and helpful person on the phone. The teachers are fabulous. The teachers believe that communication is so important and as a parent I feel informed all the time, not only about my students progress but about upcoming events and so on. Everyone in this school takes pride in their jobs and appreciate the children as much as the children appreciate them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2005

Academically this school is excellent. Teachers will make calls to home immediately if there is a problem, however they do have some issues regarding behavior modification in some classrooms. One of the teachers has a program where the children 'earn' money for positive behaior and 'lose' money for negative behavior. Then they 'lose' money if they have to got to the bathroom at non-approved bathroom times. So far, one 5th grader wet his pants, and one ended up in the hospital with severe abdominal pain for constipation. The teacher, instead of modifying the program to not include bathroom time, told parents they could 'opt out'-effectivley ostracizing thier child from the program with thier friends.This is a health issue and the only negative about this school so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

Union Valley is outstanding! I am impressed with their dedication to the students. They involve the parents and encourage us to get involved with our child's academic and extracurricular activities. Their Latchkey program is top notch as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2004

Mr. Bohonko & Ms. Pogozelski rock. The teachers and support staff are superior. Office staff, Mrs. Carr and Mrs. Arnone are very efficient.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My 3 Children attend this school and I'm very happy with their success,and what they do to achieve it is excellent. Satified Union Valley Mom
—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.

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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

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

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female84%
Male90%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male55%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education26%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education58%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education79%
General education100%
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 Students53%
Female60%
Male44%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education11%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education56%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 70% 51%
Black 15% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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