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Sayen Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 301 students

 
 

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Posted February 6, 2014

First year at Sayen, and it is a great small school. Awesome teachers and great leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

We have been very happy with Sayen. My daughter is in Kindergarten and is so happy to go to school every day. Our experience with our daughter's teacher has been wonderful and the curriculum is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

Sayen Elementary is an excellent school, it seems the principal and the teachers my children have had truly enjoy and excel in their position!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2006

Sayen is wonderful - the PTA does an amazing job in keeping families involved, as does the school administration. The school is a good size - not too crowded for a public school. One of the nicest qualities of Sayen is the feeling of 'home-iness' - the wonderful secretary somehow seems to know all the kids by name, and has the magical ability to recognize parents as well. Teachers at Sayen are very good; there seems to be a nice mix of young, enthusiastic staff and older, more experienced instructors. We've been very satisfied with our son's experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

This is an oustanding school. Most of the teachers are fantastic. There are a few however who have been teaching for many years and it's time to move on. The principal is the best and has done a great job with the school. I don't know where we would be without Dr. Braender.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%

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

All Students71%
Female71%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female71%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students44%
Female50%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female43%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students57%
Female70%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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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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 84% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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