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MacAfee Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 27 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted July 3, 2014

Plus side of MacAfee Elementary School is that it equipped with high tech system, has decent library and indoor gym, cafeteria, offers AM Care and have well versed teachers focusing to chalenge each student to higher level. Negative side of the school is that management organizes many activities have no education value for student but raise small fund.Such as constantly advertise and encourage parents to take kids to fast food restaurant so that portion of the money spent there go to school. School does not communicate exam results online and everything is paper based. Overall, I gave average rating since it has good staffing and equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2011

Overall, I am satisfied with the school, teachers and principal. I have 2 children currently enrolled. The older one hasn't had any issues with the teachers or the students. The only issue with his class last year was that NO one volunteered to be a class parent. At the lower grades, there seemed to be more parent involvement. The younger one just finished kindergarten. The only complaint I have is that he was injured at school by another child and I didn't get a call or email from the school nurse or teacher informing me of the injury. (It was a minor injury, but I would have liked to receive a call anyway!)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2011

I LOVE MACAFEE!!!!! The teachers are incredible. Spend just an hour in their shoes and you will greatly appreciate all that they do. I have 3 childrend currently at this school. My PreK student loves going to Mrs Ortega's class in the afternoon (she is incredibly patient and is preparing them for full time learning). My 1st grader is in Ms Bent's class, she goes above and beyond just teaching at the school, she also treats all her students as individuals with respect. My 2nd grader is in Mrs Hurd's class, she is incredible and will always keeps me posted on my son's progress. The school nurse Mrs Goldstein showed me and filed the paperwork needed to get my daughter home instruction. She is very attentive to the children's health needs and keeps me aware of the visits my children make to her office. Mr Grippo the principal has a wonderful staffe. The school cares for each and every child there. HAVE I SAID ENOUGH, I LOVE MACAFEE!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have the BEST teachers, staff, parents and students here @ MacAfee! Through hard work, love, dedication, and cooperation, we constantly strive to provide All of our students with the best possible education. I consider it an honor to work with such passionate professionals, supportive, caring parents/guardians, and wonderful students:-D
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I think it is a great school. My daughter loves it. Te principal Mr Rosen is great & my daughter's teacher Mrs Stephenson is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

I think Macafee Road School is a great school. This is the second year for my son and he is learning alot and having fun. We are glad we decided to try this school. I think the AfterCare Program is a great idea and it really helps parents like me who have to work past school hours. Thanks Macafee.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

This is my daughter's second year at MacAfee Road and she loves it there. She has learned so much, last year in Kindergarten. The teachers and staff members are very helpful and caring. I have not had one problem with the school. We look forward to the next couple of years at MacAfee Road School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

I went to the school and my two children go I love the principal and his staff and teachers the school is wonderful and the environment and quality is great they really care about the childrens lives and their future!
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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51%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students51%
Female43%
Male57%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special education21%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female66%
Male72%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education42%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
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%
Female71%
Male45%
Black44%
Asian92%
Hispanic73%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education20%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black68%
Asian92%
Hispanic80%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black90%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education60%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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

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
Black 45% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 9%
White 18% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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53 MacAfee Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
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