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P. J. Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 538 students

 

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Posted October 11, 2013

This school is HORRIBLE! YES, there are a handful of teachers who care, but their hands are tied due to continuous budget cuts and a serious lack of cooperation/participation from parents. My son transferred from the Toms River, NJ school system and, after less than a week, was BEGGING to go back. The detestable registration process alone had me ready to home school him for the remainder of the year. GHETTO GHETTO GHETTO!! RUN as fast as you can to a neighboring township or charter school. Your child MAY have a chance there!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

My son just started this school and Im ready to ask for a transfer, no organization and a (security person) screaming to the kids in the cafeteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

this school makes us (parent) proud because our son dave got perfect score on the NJASK5 math score 300 under Teacher Mr. Butler, also they keep my three kids on safe. So i dont think the staffs there are bad influence or probably who commented in this school have no idea of taking care of their kids. i rate this school 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

Worst school ever. There's no respect from the administration to the kids. Bad teachers, bad principal, she doesnt have any idea of what she is doing. No security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

This is a fantastic school . I really enjoy seeing the kids in uniform
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
32%
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 66% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
45%
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 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
18%
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 82% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
20%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students37%
Female50%
Male20%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
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 Students11%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant11%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students41%
Female37%
Male46%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students53%
Female50%
Male57%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education16%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant13%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Female38%
Male24%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant31%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male34%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant30%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students37%
Female33%
Male43%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
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 Students25%
Female33%
Male11%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Special educationn/a
General education26%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students14%
Female15%
Male11%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged14%
Special educationn/a
General education14%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant14%
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 Students43%
Female45%
Male42%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students25%
Female24%
Male26%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students32%
Female28%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education37%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
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.

2013

 
 
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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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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
Black 80% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
White 2% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 86%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Wayne Dennis

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Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: (609) 656-4980

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