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Valley Road School

Public | K-8 & ungraded | 1 student

 

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Posted June 10, 2014

I love the staff and families at this school. We are a small community doing great things. My child is receiving a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2014

This School is only satisfactory if you have a cookie cutter kid who is nothing more than a robot. They only teach to pass standardaized tests, and it's just a shame. There are some good teachers who truly care, but they are far outumbered. It is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

The school is Excellent!! They always put the children first! I had two kids in the school, one has since moved on to Lenape where she is always on the honor roll. The other also honor roll at Valley Road! Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

Not sure what planet the April 28th person who commented is from, but the south is still the loweest rank in the nation! NJ was voted best in country in 9 out of 20 categories last year. I think that person may just have a personal issue with one or two of the newer teachers. My experience is Stanhope has been excellent to its students with its staff often putting themselves last. Keep up the good work teachers!


Posted January 31, 2011

Family atmosphere with a very caring and creative faculty. It's our second home ;) My daughter has grown so much here...we are so happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

This school was once a great school. I have had 2 older children graduate from this school and 1 in 7th grade now. The quality of the teachers and faculty over the years has diminished severely. It seems that they find a way to rid themselves of the good teachers and keep hiring the ones that are only interested in the money and the benefits. I believe that they all need to look around them including the Super and Principle and their staffs and remember who this school is for. The Children are all suffering here because of all the bureaucratic garbage that goes on. The South have #1 Rated Schools because they are all for the kids and education. The North is all about the money! That's a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

Great school! Very homey! Great teachers! Small classes(# of pupils)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2007

An Outstanding School The quality of education and high level of care is evident throughout this School. From the superintendent to the principal, office staff, teachers through the custodians, it can be seen and felt. If there was any one reason to live in Stanhope this school could be it. Our family could not be more pleased than we are having a child at Valley Road. We feel our daughter is getting the best education possible for high school, college and life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I truly love this school. I feel my child is getting an excellent education & his teacher takes a high interest in her children. My child is very excited each day to go to school, to meet his friends & to learn. The first thing he wants to do when he gets home from school in the afternoon is his homework. The homework given at this age offers a various learning edge for the children & definitely keeps them interested in wanting to learn. This school offers a great Kindergarten experience for children. This is my first year in this town & so far I am very pleased with all I have seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

My son is in third grade and this year I put him in public school. He previously was in a Catholic grade school. My son is very shy, and I was very concerned with his transition. He is doing very well. The students have been very friendly and receptice to the new comer. He has made good friends already.He enjoys going to school this year. He is very happy with the teachers. Their discipline is much more kinder and gentler and works extremely well. I am impressed with the quality of the material he is learning. I have a detailed explanation, provided by his teacher, of his daily activities and what is to be expected of him each day. Thank you Mrs. Marra for a great job.
—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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
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 65% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
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 82% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

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 Students54%
Female58%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female81%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female94%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students61%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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%
Female50%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education42%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special education42%
General education69%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female74%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female48%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female39%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 81% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Maria Cleary

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24 Valley Road
Stanhope, NJ 07874
Phone: (973) 347-0008

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