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University Heights/H.D. Morrison Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 333 students

 
 

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Posted November 2, 2009

Wonderful families and focus on the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

It is very welcoming. We have a wonderful teachers and a very active PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

The teachers are top notch and the PTA is very involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

It is only with pleasure to work for a school that embraces teaching each child to reach his or her highest potential. Our PTA sponsors numerous enriching activities throughout the entire year. The school is nestled in a community filled with supportive parents and wonderful students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 20, 2009

The teachers are amazing - they promote DEAR and really push the kids to be all they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

My daughters have excelled at UH! It is a great school, and they have enjoyed their time there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

University Heights Elementary School is a great example of parents and teachers collaborating together for the successful education of our children. Whether it be a PTA sponsored family event, a special visitation day, a family math night to encourage fun ways to learn math or a parent education forum, UH is always thinking of innovative ways to bridge the gap between families and teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

There are many PTA sponsored events for the children as well as families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

The parents, the students, the teachers, the location, the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Our school is an innovative K-5 elementary school that strives to offer each member of its student body the educational opportunities to reach their individual potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

I am the parent of two very bright boys. They love to achieve and impress me with their work. My little guy, skips up to his door every morning and loves to tell me all about his day. This feeling is one a parent will always treasure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

It's a wonderful school with innovative & dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

university heights is a great school. The teachers are wonderful. I could not ask for a better school for my children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

I cannot say enough great things about University Heights. How lucky my children are to be spending their elementary school years here. Great test scores aside, the teachers and staff are top-notch and parental involvement is extremely high. The PTA is phenomenal.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

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

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female74%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students66%
Female79%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female100%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students76%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
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

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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 78% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 7% 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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Trenton, NJ 08690
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