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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 18 students

 
 

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Posted February 23, 2012

I agree with the other parents, its not a school that accommodates special needs. Im talking simple stuff like dealing with ADD or children who need support groups for certain things like dealing with divorce. The principal is nice enough but she is sort of like Ms. Frizzle and Im not sure she has a real grasp on reality. We had the child study meet with us and what a joke, they didnt even interview my child or know who she was. The meeting was poorly organized and with no real resolution. Teachers seem ok though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

The principal is a kook - she is so phony. She pretends to care about kids, but she only cares about raising money. Some of her staff is incompetent and she knows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2010

The steps and process for special needs children needs to be evaluated. The transition process for the child is awful. They threw the child right into the system and the child is the one that suffers. When I spoke to the special needs teacher she didn't even pay attention to me. She didn't even know anything about my child. It would have been better if she had a file on my child. The way I was introduced made me wonder how disorganized is this classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Jefferson school does not welcome kids with special needs.The teachers seem to avoid the effort they need to put for the kids needing extra help.The principal's actions and leadership needs to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

We are very pleased with the teaching staff. They really seem to care about the students. The parents support the school in all activities -sports,academics,fundraisers,etc. The only negative is questionable leadership from the Principal. Although she seems to care for all the children, her actions and leadership could improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

Jefferson School is not the place to be for children with special needs. The current adminstrator is a fine person and very open and willing to accomodate, however the staff that is on hand has a long way to go before being able to handle the needs of students with special needs or in need of in-class- support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2004

Jefferson School has maintained its excellence through many changes of administrators....The current administration and teachers always have the child's best interest in mind at all times.....There is a fair consistency in behavioral expectations for all children. the academics are constantly under scrutiny for improvement, and collaborative efforts between parents, and all staff is obvious. The tolerance for divsersity creates wondeful preparation for life. Its a warm welcoming atmosphere, where respect is accepted. children are always learning the right way to behave, and are spotted or caught doing the right thing. Children will learn alongside of children with all abilities and practice their toleration for all people. Positive self esteem is the key, and 'EVERY STUDENT IS AN HONORED STUDENT IS OUR MOTTO'.
—Submitted by a teacher


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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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72%

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82%

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73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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86%

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97%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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65%

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82%

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60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students69%
Female81%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education36%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
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

Biology I

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

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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 78% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Succasunna, NJ 07876
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