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John E. Riley Elementary School

Public | K-4 | 331 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted February 2, 2007

Great school! Lots of town and school spirit. We feel great about raising our child in South Plainfield. I think the faculity and staff do a great job for the kids!
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

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 Students82%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female95%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 52%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Black 11% 16%
Asian 6% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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100 Morris Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 754-4620

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