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North Dover Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 60 students

 
 

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Posted March 28, 2008

My son has been attending North Dover since kindergaten. He has had wonderful teachers who do everything and anything for him to do well. He had a speech problem when we moved here and after only 2 months of speech therapy he spoke perfectly! The faculty is caring compasionate and will go above and beyond. If I would have had such teachers I would have done much better. North Dover is clean, well mainatined classical music is piped throughout all day in the hallways. The children seem to be from a more upperclass group therefore making it a wonderful expereince all around! The principal is always on hand to help as well as all the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

Unfortunately, this school is not what it once was. The teachers and administration are wonderful, but with the growth of the area of the area, class sizes have continued to grow with no additional classrooms added. Fifth grade classes approach 30 children. Due to the large number of Senior citizens in town, budgets are regularly defeated, ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2003

My two children are attending North Dover Elementary School. We have found that the Principal is very professional and personable. My children have had great teachers. They have challenged my children to be the best students they can be and have helped them build their self-esteem. My wife and I wanted to live here because the Toms River School District has a great reputation. We are very pleased with our decision based on our experience with the teachers and staff of North Dover Elementary. Our children are excelling academically.


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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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

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

All Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education75%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education88%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education36%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female83%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education54%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students73%
Female85%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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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Math growth at this school

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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 80% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 3% 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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1759 New Hampshire Avenue
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 505-5860

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