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South Amboy Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 625 students

 

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Posted August 5, 2013

My child's school is great. They have attentive teachers and staff that work well with the diverse community of South Amboy. I have had my son enrolled in other systems and South Amboy has been the best by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2013

I have three children that attend SAES and I am very proud of their academic success. As a teacher myself in a neighboring town, I am love their early World Culture program and Robust vocabulary enrichment activities. My daughters are so proud of their school and teachers. The SAES staff and administration are professional, compassionate and very dedicated to their profession. They are always personalizing the individual education of their students. As an educator myself, I couldn't be more pleased with SAES! Keep up the fantastic job! We love you guys! T
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2013

It could be better. SOME of the teachers & staff tend to show favortism to students because their parents attended & grew up in town. Its very hard to feel welcomed by other parents. The only ones that show interest is the Principal & Vice Principal but their plates are full which is understandable.There is nothing to stimulate the children. No field trips out of town except to the library which any one can go to. During recess there is only one activity which causes quarrels. The teachers that should be watching during recess are not attentive enough. It takes too long for issues to be ressolved among students. Overall Im glad my kids no longer attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

No need for private school. This is an excellent school. One of our children recently graduated and the other will be entering the fifth grade. The teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the students for standardized tests; and they also really care about their students. Our kids have always enjoyed their teachers. Additionally, both the principal and vice principal are very hands-on. Like any school, parental involvement is necessary to augment success. My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised and recommend the school highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

THE TEACHERS AND STAFF REALLY CARE AND WANT TO SEE THE STUDENT SUCCEED.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

the schools programs are wonderful and all the teachers and staff are great. im very happy my children are going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2009

Love the school. My child is going into 2nd grade - we have great teachers thus far - and she is happy to go to school each day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

My son just finished Kindergarten and we are very happy here! It is amazing how much he has learned in just a short year! Great job SA!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

My daughter is in pre k and I'm very happy with the program but more importantly the teachers and aids. They are really interested in the children and I feel good about sending my child there each morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

We took our kids out of a private Montessori school to give our local elementary school a chance. So far, so good. Our boys are in kindergarten and the second grade and both have adjusted well. The principal seems involved and in our meetings with their teachers, we have been pleasantly surprised. I'd like to see the school start rating higher in terms of test scores and overall Great Schools rating. I believe this will happen over time as more families who are actively involved with their childrens' education enroll their children in the public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2004

My kid loves this school. I think her 5th grade teacher is great.
—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.

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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 66% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students67%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education38%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education52%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education36%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female79%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female96%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education91%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special education33%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female75%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education33%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students64%
Female70%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female79%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 52%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Asian 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Dr Christine Robbins

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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249 John St
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Phone: (732) 525-2118

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