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Elizabeth Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 14 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2014

Love love love this school.'Me and my son both love this school The principal is awesome very involved The security guys love all the children and go extra mile for their safety. As far the academics ,the teachers are wonderful ,very knowledgeable It's total up the to kid to achieve his goals. Always introducing new programs for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2014

Friendly, caring and knowledgeable staff, superb principal, very good learning standards. My two love school so much! They are particularly fond of the specials, science, art, music, health, library, and the excellent P.E. program. My kids are learning at a fast clip with weekly classroom tests to keep track of their progress. There is a reasonable amount of homework, not too much, not too little, just right in our experience. We just wish there was an Elizabeth Avenue School Part II ( Middle) and III ( High) ! Fantastic school. Truly the BEST!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2014

My son attended this school in Kindergarten and my heart was broken when we were forced to relocate to another school due to change in address. The staff was wonderful from the principal even the janitors! My son suffered a seizure in class and everyone worked quickly and aggressively to get him safely to the hospital. His teacher Mrs. Langsteadler was the best! Very concerned about his recovery and did everything in her power to keep him caught up with classwork. My child learned a lot in the short time he was there and 2 years later still talks about his favorite school ELIZABETH AVE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

Mother of three, whose kids are overachievers....and do very well!! Great parental involvement!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

they are loving and kids are safe. however, the school failed to raise academic standard. There are great gaps among children entering kindergartden, and continues to be gaps all the way until they graduate from this school. They have not addressed any measure to close this gap, which affects the overall academic performance of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2008

I have 3 kids that have & are in this school since 2000 and I can't say enough about the staff and how much these kids & their families become a part of this school, everyone comes together & works as one . This school is a Pre-K to 4th grade school, it is listed as K-4th. The school also offers quite a few after school activities that I have seen the kids just get so involved in & take such pride in as well, as a mom of 4 kids I have enjoyed watching & participating in this school. The principal is one of the most wonderful people you'll meet she is kind & loving as well as strick when needed. The teachers are some of the best you will interact with the kids love them, this school is family & education. The best around! I will be here until2013!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

the teachers are friendly and knowledgeable. The aministration is supportive and professional. The academic standards are high. The after school programs are varied and educational. Great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2006

The teachers are wonderful. They really care about the students.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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47%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
98%
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 Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black41%
Asian75%
Hispanic23%
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education17%
General education51%
English language learners10%
Not migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female52%
Male65%
Black57%
Asian92%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education48%
General education67%
English language learners35%
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
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 Students43%
Female58%
Male28%
Black34%
Asian82%
Hispanic33%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black62%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education55%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former54%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanic80%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education73%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former62%
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

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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
Black 35% 16%
Hispanic 31% 22%
White 17% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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363 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: (732) 356-0113

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