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Thomas A. Edison Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 128 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2012

I for starters along with many other parent think this school is a disgrace! Although there are some good teachers who actually enjoy what they do and helping the kids I must say that the administrative staff doesnt quite feel the same! They are rude and unhelpful they always have attitudes and favor certain parents and students also they always have excuses and can never answer a question honestly. My child was suppose to get extra help with reading and it was never issued to her when asked about it i got the run around or how my neice is in a resourse class and they put a teacher who has no patience with children and also shouldnt be an aide yet they found her worthy enough to be in such an attention seeking class if asked would i recommend this school to another my answer would be no it is unorganized and ridiculous looking to change my daughter and neices school for the upcoming year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2010

In our case, the school is our pre-k teacher. She is great and really take care of our kid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

I am a teacher and can't wait to leave. The school leaderships is horrible. I am embarrassed to say I work here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 16, 2006

Very good school, pays special attention to each student's needs, and definately very educational.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2005

The administration is unhelpful. The teachers do not emphasis English as a primary language. Overall I find the staff unwilling to supply information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2004

I love this school my chld was there since k-7 grade because we moved but she's been in 4 different schools and this was the one she best liked and didnt get in trouble! She had good communication with her teachers and the principal is just all so nice. He really does his job well. I would recomend this school to everyone and even though my daughter plays for a different school she still says 'go rams'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 11, 2004

This is a great school for your child. From kindergarden to eighth grade, they are all well educated students. The schools has 2 school yards, a cafeteria, and a pool. There are over 2,000 kids in the school so your child won't be lonely.
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

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 61% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students44%
Female54%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former46%

Math

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education37%
General education56%
English language learners37%
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former40%
Limited English Proficient Former50%
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 Students38%
Female44%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant38%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former50%

Math

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
General education71%
English language learners49%
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former57%
Limited English Proficient Former69%

Science

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education46%
General education90%
English language learners70%
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Former81%
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 Students41%
Female52%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former38%

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education47%
General education81%
English language learners36%
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former57%
Limited English Proficient Former72%
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 Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education17%
General education51%
English language learners12%
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former13%
Limited English Proficient Former13%

Math

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education44%
General education89%
English language learners56%
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former65%
Limited English Proficient Former80%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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%
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Math growth at this school

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
Hispanic 95% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
White 2% 51%
Black 1% 16%
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 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Eliseo Aleman

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507 West St
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 348-5965

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