Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Tuckerton Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 345 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars


Sweep tile
No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM Pacific Time (PT) on April 1, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 on April 30, 2014 (the “Promotion Period”). Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 years and older. Each school that receives a new, published review will get one (1) entry into the sweepstakes, up to ten (10) entries throughout the Promotion Period. See the Official Rules for details. Sponsor: GreatSchools, 1999 Harrison St., Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612.

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

9 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted November 16, 2010

Both my children attended Tuckerton elementary school until we were forcus to moved due to my husbands job transfering. I loved the school, it was like a private education. My children had one on one help. the classroom sizes are very small. The teachers are loving, caring but firm. The school, teachers and parents are all very involved in the children's lives as well as our local police deptment. They believe in forming a great relationship with the kids while they are young in hopes to help prevent bad behavior later. Love and miss this school. Their expectations from the children are high as it should be. The provide tons of extra help for the students that are in need. Can't say enough good stuff about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

TES is a great school. The teachers are nurturing and firm. The class sizes are small and students get individual attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

I have had children in 3 other school districts and this is by far the best school I have ever sent any of my children to. The biggest shock for me was my first Honor Roll Assembly-I realized there were more children ON the honor roll than weren't. They were all cheering their friends on for gettting good grades. It isn't often you see 5th grade boys high fiving each other for making straight A's. This is what this school is about and does for these children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2007

I am so happy we are no longer in this school. My children are doing much better. The teachers are great in this school. If you have a child with a IEP this is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I rated this schools 'teacher quality' a 5, because some of the teachers are so amazingly awesome. Obviously, I would trust them to be a positive influence in my child's life. I know first hand because my grandmother,my father and,I were all students there as well, as my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2006

Exceptional school with very high percentage of teachers with Masters Degrees and some with doctorates. The old principal has been replaced. There is a warmth of community spirit and a wealth of educational opportunities for the children. Most classes have less than 15 children. There are only 2-3 classes per grade. This school is one of NJs finest and best kept secrets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

Tuckerton Elementary was a wonderful experience for my son. One of the reasons we moved to Tuckerton was the school. Coming from a larger district, kids are often lost in the sauce. The lice issue was even more rampant in the larger district along with a lot of other illnesses! My son blossomed under the guide of talented teachers and was prepared for the transition to Pinelands. The town and the school both have a small town feel that I was looking for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

I moved to Tuckerton with the school in mind. I feel the review I just read is ridiculous. It is an outstanding school, with great teachers, and great activities. I have had no problems safety wise, and all the parents chip in. The lice incident was a family in the districts issue, in which the school did all it could to resolve, it has the charm and personality of an old fashion town school. All of the students have great experiences here socially and academically. The sizes of the classes are perfect for one on one teaching, it is not over crowded like near by little egg. The towns restriction on much more building will keep it that way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My child went to Tuckerton for Kindergarten and then we moved. I am so happy we moved out the Tuckerton school district and would have found a way to transfer my son. I was very unhappy with the safety and security with the school and bus drivers. I was never asked for identification nor was anyone else from my family when picking my child up. I recieved and large number of notes that children in the class had lice and think it is excessive when you recieve more than 2-3 notes in one school year. I think this school needs outside help on how to run a school. The school also needs better administration when it comes to the principal. I had a major problem with the bus and my child was put on it and let off at my home instead of the babysitters house at 5 years old. This is not only a safety issue but a security, which they do not take seriously in my opinion. I hope this helps any parent who needs to send their child there to be more aware.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
100%
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 66% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students37%
Female43%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female63%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 Students37%
Female43%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female62%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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%
Female39%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White42%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students50%
Female58%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 52%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian 2% 9%
Black 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Janet Gangemi

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School leaders can update this information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

To learn more about enrolling, please call the school.
 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

Marine Street
Po Box 217
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-2858

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT