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South Toms River Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 375 students

 

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Posted January 19, 2004

I think that South Toms River Elementary School is a wonderful school. The principal staff and teachers really do go the extra mile! Every student is treated like an individual and not just passed along. I have two children there and they make going to school easy. All around I am very pleased with South Toms River Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students57%
Female66%
Male43%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female80%
Male62%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female79%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special education36%
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female55%
Male66%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education64%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 44% 52%
Hispanic 27% 22%
Black 23% 16%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Dennis Holzapfel

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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419 Dover Road
South Toms River, NJ 08757
Phone: (732) 505-5890

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