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West Dover Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 407 students

 

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Posted December 8, 2010

Terrific school! The teachers do all they can to ensure a quality education and are extremely caring. All 4 of my children have attended West Dover and have greatly enjoyed the years there. They also have a strong committment to a safe environment and an excellent communication link with parents which was invaluable to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2008

This is a great school! The class sizes are small and all the teachers and administrators are so warm and caring as well as very involved with the activities of the school. The PTO also has wonderful activities and programs that really involve the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

We love this school. It is a nice small school in a large town. Great school spirit. Great parent involvement. The pricipal is wonderful and the teachers care about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

This is a great little school! My kids both went there and they loved it. We were very happy with most of the teachers and administrators. The facility is older and not very state of the art but it is nonetheless a very well run school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2005

This school has a very caring principal, staff and teachers. They work together for the benefit of each child. Having experience with other schools in the district, and also with other districts, I believe that this is one of the best schools that my children have attended. Important values are taught and reinforced. Students are generally well-behaved. There are lots of extracurricular activities to choose from and parent involvement is high.
—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.

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

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

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education64%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students55%
Female50%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female75%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female97%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education19%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
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%
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

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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 71% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 7% 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 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Pallen

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Toms River, NJ 08753
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