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Lalor Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 22 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

The primary purpose of the instructional program at Lalor Elementary School is to provide students with a learning environment that is enriched, supportive, and responsive to their academic and social needs. Our dedicated staff focuses on facilitating student-centered learning to ensure success and positive outcomes for all of our children.

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Posted February 12, 2013

This school needs to be shut down, or the district needs to seriously start to inquire about what is going on there. The staff are rude to parents and they do not put the children first. I fought hard to get my son removed from this school and thank god that I did. He is now doing great in another school within the district. This school is on the borderline of the Hamilton/Trenton city line, and I feel the township treats the school as if it were a Trenton city school instead of a Hamilton Township School. The district does not care about the residents and children in this school because it is not in the more affluent section of Hamilton Township. This is really a shame because the children and parents in this area of the township deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

This school is a mess. The parents do not volunteer and there is a serious lack of communication between the rude office staff and parents. My daughter has a physical disability that is continually ignored and instead we are harassed about her attendance. This school is under fire and they choose to pick on the good students versus fixing their issues. out of the 5 yrs my daughter has attended 2 teachers have cause her depression and deem highly unqualified to teach. Currently seeking a lawyer in education law to help assist us with several serious issues we are having.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2012

Children receive little or no remedial help when struggling. This school has a history of holding children back, rather than providing interventions to assist them with areas of difficulty. Child study team turns down students that other schools would easily classify and accept. I've never seen anything like it. Long time teachers seem "broken" and new teachers are quick to beg for a transfer, because of the forced peer "ignore learning problem, treat a discipline problem" atmosphere. An eduction report suggested this school be shut down, along with Greenwood school, and hopefully this will happen soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

My wife and I are impressed with Lalor School, its caring staff and their principal, Mr. Morris. My son participates in the school orchestra, is in the gifted & talented program and shares a 3rd grade classroom with hard-working peers. Back to School Night earlier this year was well-attended; the Lalor PTA, Mr. Morris and my son's teacher were very informative. We are very happy with our child's academic performance this year. Make sure your child is in school to do their work, because the principal and his teachers encourage accountability and responsibility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2005

We moved and my oldest daughter transfer from catholic school to Lalor last year. She went from being reffered for assistance for dyslexia to an honor student. The teaching staff is very involved with the childrens' education more on a personal level rather than a classroom level. She is now excelling in acedemics, playing violin and has many new friends at Lalor.
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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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students57%
Female65%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students39%
Female41%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students39%
Female43%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female27%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special education33%
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 48% 22%
White 25% 51%
Black 22% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Pamela Hernandez

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25 Barnt Deklyn Road
Trenton, NJ 08610
Phone: (609) 631-4156

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