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South River Elementary School

Public | PK, 3-5 & ungraded | 605 students

 

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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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education32%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former30%
Limited English Proficient Former46%

Math

All Students76%
Female70%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education43%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former40%
Limited English Proficient Former55%
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 Students47%
Female52%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education63%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former47%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male49%
Black33%
Asian92%
Hispanic44%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education27%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black47%
Asian100%
Hispanic63%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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
White 58% 51%
Hispanic 29% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Wayne Sherman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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81 Johnson Place
South River, NJ 08882
Phone: (732) 613-4073

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