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Jefferson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 76 students

 

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Posted May 26, 2007

From my personal experince with jeffeson school, i beleive this a great school! i have two children here and thay have recived all the help thay've needed! the teachers are great & will always take time to speak to you regarding any concerns. Thanks jefferson school & to the union city bourd of ed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

A good school, offering great educational opportunities for the young mind. Enthusiasm and professionalism is manifested by the teaching staff as well as the principal and administration. Parents collaboration sums up the great package at Jefferson School.
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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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students60%
Female50%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education53%
General education82%
English language learners27%
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Former60%

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education73%
General education93%
English language learners87%
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former83%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students41%
Female62%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former41%

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education75%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former87%
Limited English Proficient Former85%

Science

All Students83%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education69%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former82%
Limited English Proficient Former82%
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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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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  • Milena Aquino

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3400 Palisade Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 348-5960

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