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Cedar Grove Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 149 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 2, 2014

My son loves this school. He has straight A's, works hard, plays hard. This has always been the top rated school in town for a reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

As a teacher at Cedar Grove School,I am proud of our 4th grade teachers. Thank you for acknowledging them
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2010

Love this school!!! Great teachers. Great administrators. Our kids are so lucky to have adults that care about their success in the classroom and front office.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I have a son in there now and daughter who used to attend there. They employ excellent teachers who are wonderful with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Great teachers, great administators, great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I attended Cedar Grove and both my children, sorry too see that both my kids will no longer be in this school for the '08 '09 year. They are both now going into 7th and 6th grade. This school is so personable , great teachers and staff, nice programs available for all ages. I really felt that this was a more close -comfortable type school. Not congested and overfilled like most regular public schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2008

Cedar Grove is a terrific school. We had three of our children there at one point. This summer we moved to another state so sadly our two children who were still at Cedar Grove had to transfer. Caring, concerned teachers and a top academic program led by competent administrators were the hallmarks of Cedar Grove. The children who move into the area within the boundaries of Cedar Grove are fortunate indeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

What a wonderful school! We just moved to a new home in this area over the summer and our two children were registered for Cedar Grove. Both the principal and assistant were so welcoming and caring. We are so pleased with our children's teachers. You can tell that they both love their work. The academics are rigorous, yet the children are carefully taught for understanding. I am very impressed by the math program the school uses. There are many special prgrams for the children and a great playground and outdoor atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

Cedat Grove has such a warm inviting atmosphere. The teachers are caring and eager to help the students learn. The Principal and Supervisor are easily approachable and very supportive to staff and students. It is by far one of the best experiences I have had in an elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

I have two children in this school and have been very happy to have them there. This is a school with a top academic program and kind and caring people from the principal on down. I was totally surprised by the one comment stating that the administrators are not well suited for the young ones. I have never heard anyone say this before and do not feel that it is at all true.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Cedar grove is good as far as academics is concerned. Unfortunately, the principal and vice principal do not belong in an elementary school. They need to be in charge of young adults, for the simple fact that they do not know how to interact with children. As for the teachers, so far, the ones my child has had were not that bad. My next child will definitely be going to a different school... Unfortunately my child and i had to learn this the hard way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

really nice place for kids-great teachers-young and energetic and older and more experienced, could use more activities (sports, clubs) at lower grades (only 5-6 allowed). really great administration and staff, lots of opportunities for parental invlolvement
—Submitted by a parent


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 66% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

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 59% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

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

All Students83%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
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 Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education58%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education92%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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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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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of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below 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 82% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 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 20%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Toms River, NJ 08753
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