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Pine Grove Manor Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2009

My daughter is in Kindergarten. We are extremely pleased with what she learned last year in Pre-K, and how much she has already picked up in the first few weeks of school. We love the teachers and would highly recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2006

Pine Grove Manor is a performing arts magnet school that offers an education integrated with creative movement, drama, music and art. The teachers are enthusiastic professionals who work hard to deliver a quality education to the students. All four of my children have attended PGM. It is a warm, caring environment that is student-centered. Parents are always welcome and are quite involved within the school activities. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2006

Comments about Pre-K: Empahsis on arts, basic self-sufficiency. Teachers let children dictate how much they want on numerical competency. Regular reports on what they learned for the week. My child loves the school and the teachers and has great regard for them.
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Posted January 25, 2005

Pine Grove is a very unique school. I was fortunate to have started my 2 daughters in this school. Due to family reasons we had to relocate to another state and I had to transfer my children. Looking back, I now know how to tell the difference between a good school and the best school. Pine Grove is the best. It is so much like a family. The staff and the teachers really care about the students. They make going to school fun. Of course there is a lot of hard work in academics, but learning the Arts in this school adds extra magnitude to your child's learning. Everyone from the Principal to the Security Guard takes care of you and your family. I hope I can one day move back and return to PGM! -Dawn Eure
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Posted July 15, 2004

Both my children have gone to Pine Grove School since they were 5 years old. PGM is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. PGM has been a blessing to me and my family. Worlds cannot express how I feel about everyone at PGM. The greatest part of PGM is it a family,from the PTO, teachers and Staff of PGM we work as a team. Thank you PGM for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '
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Posted March 8, 2004

My daughter is in 2nd grade in Pine Grove and I am thoroughly impressed with every aspect of this school. They teach, not only the regular curriculum, but great values, morals & safety, as well. My daughter has come so far in such a short period of time. Students receive specialized (wether the child is falling short or excelling) teachings, as needed and I have never seen a principal so proud of his kids as this one. It is more like a big family. I had no choice on schools when we moved to Franklin Township and I am happy she was assigned to this one. There is no doubt in my mind, the education these children are receiving now, in Pine Grove, will lead them to a better jump in high school.
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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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
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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 59% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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40%

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48%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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66%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students48%
Female44%
Male52%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learners27%
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learners42%
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former53%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male35%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learners33%
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learners50%
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former56%
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
Hispanic 51% 22%
Black 32% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
White 7% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Rose Abreu

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130 Highland Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873
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