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Samuel S. Yellin Elementary School

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Posted February 5, 2011

The teachers and administrators are accessible and great to talk to. They put forth their best effort in all areas to do a great job with the children. If there is a challenge, it is easy to speak with someone who really cares and work through a problem


Posted November 12, 2007

My daughter just started at this school this year for 8th grade, and I believe this is the best school ever for her. Teachers are awesome
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2005

The quality of teachers and overall academic program is good. Some differences exist in quality and levels of commitment between teachers as in all schools. There is a healthy mix of 'old school' and newer generation instructors. The recent Federal mandates have had a positive effect on its curriculum. Budgetary restrictions have had a severe adverse impact on extracurricular activities. A problem that exisits is that of inequality in terms or student representation. Because only approximately 1/4 of students in grades 7 & 8 come from the adjoining Laurel Springs elementary school they are under-represented on student councils. Because of their majority standing, Stratford natives control most student activities. Furthermore, their history in Yellin puts them in closer contact with the teachers and administration, thus putting LS students at a potential or real disadvantage dispite their generally higher levels of preparedness and achievement. In these areas ther remains room for improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2005

I'm actually a student at Yellin. I will mostly be talking about seventh and eighth grade. Yellin in my opinion is not the best choice for your child. First of all, the budget money is not at the best level and affects the quality of our learning. The sports are pretty bad. We have cheerleading, girls and boys basketball, and softball. That is it. Considering the fact that we do not have a seperate junior high, students do not get half of the effect. Seventh and Eighth graders do not have music. There are very few clubs. Art is excellent all thanks to our teacher. The Parents are involed quite a bit. There is PTO which is Parent, Teacher Organization. We do have National Junior Honor Society. It is a organization where you are recognized for your academics. Although, you can have that around the nation. Yellin is okay.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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 59% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

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 66% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

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 82% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

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

All Students64%
Female78%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female98%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
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 Students80%
Female88%
Male74%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education24%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Black100%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education59%
General education100%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male57%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Other ethnicity77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education19%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicity65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education13%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education41%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education23%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education46%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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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 78% 51%
Black 12% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
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 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Thomas Attanasi

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Stratford, NJ 08084
Phone: (856) 783-1094

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