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Roosevelt Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2014

By far the newest and cleanest school in town. The principal, Mr. Diehl, greets each student and parents every am and pm, overseeing the traffic by the loop, securing safety. Teachers are very warm and great and so with school activities specially the Multi-cultural day and Halloween Parade. Proud of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2014

I love love love this school. The teachers are just wonderful and I absolutely adore the principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

My son absolutely loves this school, and his teachers. So far, I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter loves going to school! Her teachers so far have been great and so is the Principal!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I only have great things to say about this school. I have 2 children there and they both are doing extremely well. The teacher are caring and the atmosphere is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Don't like this school at all! Teachers need to be trained on how to deal with students in the class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

My daughter is attended K to 2nd grades.Next year she will attend 3rd grade. Teachers and Pricipal are excellent. Qualiy of eduction is very good. This school has Spanish classes starting from 1st grade. PAL program keeps parents involved in the school. School performed better in rating than other schools with higher funding. I attribute this success to teacher's hardwork and focus on each students individual learning needs. School has music and computer classes with free summer camps and summer reading programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

State of the art facilities with caring teachers. Their Enrichment Program (Pre-K) should be extended.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female82%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students67%
Female77%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic69%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic77%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic92%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 9%
White 29% 51%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black 14% 16%
Two or more races 3% 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 22%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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135 Jackson Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Phone: (908) 754-4620

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