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McGalliard Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 11 students

 

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Posted March 8, 2010

Three children went through McGallaird, great teachers and great foudation for our children to build on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

Mcgalliard is a terrific school .Is it warm sometimes ...ah , yeah , just like every other older elementary school .If thats the first complaint , then your missing the point . The teachers are excellent , very caring and show interest inside and outside the school .mcgalliard prepares it's students for the next level , no question . We feel very lucky to have our children educated at mcgalliard .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

This school is terrible. Overheated, art-from-a-cart, no advanced programs for readers, just to mention a few drawbacks. Teachers and administration is unresponsive and PTA is political.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2008

needs more aircondidaing and more good food
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

my children have both had great experiences there. they have a good PTA, and I have been able to help in the classroom numerous times! The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2005

Great school, great teachers, lots of opportunities for parents to get involved!
—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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
37%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female56%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female73%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female100%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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%
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Math growth at this school

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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
White 59% 51%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Black 13% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Nathan Webber

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Trenton, NJ 08610
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