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Swimming River Elementary School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 11 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2013

This school's anti-bullying agenda is horrible. Promotes children not to stand up for themselves while nothing is ever done about the problems. Requested multiple meeting with teachers and staff and never received even phone calls in return. For a staff that is public employees and are supposed to guide our children they should be ashamed of themselves. The administration needs an overhaul for sure and the bullying advisor needs to be replaced ASAP!!!! Teachers ask for donations for supplies while they are given a budget, they also force students to give supplies to other students who do not buy their own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

Swimming River is a awsome school.You have many academic programs to chose from and the teaching is great.
—Submitted by a former 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.

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 59% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
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 61% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male63%
Black31%
Asian86%
Hispanic52%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male91%
Black62%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black85%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male66%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education49%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female89%
Male93%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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

Above 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 64% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Black 10% 16%
Two or more races 7% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Marion Lamberti

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220 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
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