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Mercerville Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 369 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 16, 2014

Wonderful school - friendly, great families and the best teachers! My son has always enjoyed going to school! Can't say enough good things - love love love it! A real sense of family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

When I was at Mercerville it only gave me happy memories! I had great teachers who cared and taught me well. I have a disability that was hard during my six years there though, it had 4 flights of stairs! It's constantly up and down but you did get a good workout out of them with the stairs, the fun playground equipment, and the huge field! I miss Mercerville! :'(


Posted March 4, 2010

The review of 5 out of I0 stars speaks for itself. As compared to 9 out of I0 or even I0 out of I0 in neighboring townships on Standardized National Testing! That means the Same EXACT tests are given throughout the board. If all we do is praise without introspection, the results will remain the same at Mercerville. There must be something we are doing wrong, would be great to find out what.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I have the priveldge of having 4 children enrolled at Mercerville. I find the faculty encouraging, supportive, and exceptionally skilled with my children. I truly appreicate the Principal and her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2010

The parking and drop off in the morning is a nightmare. The children do not get to experience anything that really challenges them, if they aim to achieve above average results. For children with disabilities, it is a great school, as it seems geared and equiped especially for them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

Mercerville Elementary has given both my children the academic edge they needed, in fact many of the children that attend this school go on to be exceptionally well rounded students. Their involvement in art, sports, music and many of the other extra programs available helps to make it a fun experience as well. Of course, our childrens success comes from an active participation from their parents and Mercerville encourages your envolvement in every facet of their education. Excellent School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2005

The teachers and principal at Mercerville are excellent. They really care about your child's educational needs. I have a son with a learning disability and the support he has received in his five years at this school has been outstanding. He has come a long way and the teachers have been patient and supportive. My daughter also went to Mercerville and she had a wonderful experience there. Parents can discuss any needs their child may have with the teachers and get help or advice. The resource staff is wonderful. I would recommend this school to everyone. The principal has been there for many years and is very fair with all the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

Excellent school. Kids have been very happy here. I have enjoyed all the teachers and the principal.
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

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52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education41%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education53%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female66%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female91%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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%
Female56%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female68%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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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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
White 67% 51%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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