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Kuser Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted February 20, 2014

Fantastic learning institution. This school just brings the positives out of learning. Students here will begin to discover their strengths and weaknesses while developing charismatic skills that will carry them a long way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Both of my children attended Kuser Elementary. I found this school to be challenging and stimulating. The teacher are great and stay in contact with you. They really do love our kids. The willingness of the staff to impart positive outlooks and to encourage the students has made the experience here great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

My child is very new, so far the school has been great the principal is very nice and seems to really care about them and the school. The teachers are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2003

I think Kuser is a wonderful school with the highest quality teachers....we loved the school so much, the teachers were all top notch, and my sons Ryan and Alex both thrived there and loved their school....We need to appreciate our teachers more because they are the ones that help shape our childrens future, along with us...they deserve our utmost thanks and respect...Kuser's School Principal, Teachers and staff are the cream of the crop and have my eternal gratitude for giving them a strong learning foundation!
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Posted September 9, 2003

Kuser School has a dynamic principal and teaching staff. Both my children graduated from Kuser. Both children were A students and had wonderful learning experiences at Kuser as well as social. It is a well rounded school. My children got their foundation at Kuser and were more than ready to enter middle school. I will always be grateful to the staff at Kuser School for all they have done and for making a mark in the lives of my children.
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Posted August 25, 2003

I think this school could be so much better. The PTA is fantastic. However, the change in Principal almost every year is frustrating. I think the lunch aides need parenting skills. They are too hard on the kids. They are just kids. The teachers are wonderful and they will work with your child. Absolutely love the speech teacher. However, the nurse and guidance need some common sense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2003

My child has graduated from this school. I don't think they prepare the children very well for Middle School. Lack of teacher support for the child. More concern over under achievers than over achievers. Of course due to more Federal funding. They don't work with the gifted child. More emphasis on trival things than school work.
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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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students34%
Female44%
Male25%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant34%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female42%
Male53%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
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%
Female44%
Male14%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
White35%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female66%
Male37%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education42%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
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
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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25%
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

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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
Black 36% 16%
White 27% 51%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Two or more races 4% 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 60%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Roberto Kesting

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70 Newkirk Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08629
Phone: (609) 631-4155

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