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Battle Hill Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 427 students

 
 

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Posted July 16, 2013

This is the first year my daughter attended Battle Hill. The principal and teachers are great especially Ms. O'Grady and Ms. Mc Cusker's K class. They taught the kids well. They go the extra mile to help the children and coordinate wih the parents. My daughter loves going to school and learning because of teacher's like them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

Great Principal! She greats the students in the morning and very respectfully and professional to the parents. The office staff is wonderful - they guide you when help is needed. The school is very clean, my only complaint is the adults restrooms are very small and lack space in the stalls. My son will be in the 3rd grade and my daughter will be in kindergarten in September. Go Battle Hill!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I love this school... because the staffs of the Battle Hill School who are with my daughter directly and indirectly have been careful and have worked responsibly with the plan that the doctor has recommended and this gives us great security for us as parents, we have no complaint, they have taken our daughter's welfare very seriously, (she has peanut and tree nut allergy), the teacher is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

this is a very good school. the principal is very supportive. The teachers are great. Get involved with the PTA... it will help keep you active.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Battle Hill is an excellent elementary school. The principal is warm and welcoming and the staff is great! Last year 2006/2007 was my son's first year at Battle Hill(third grade) and it was a wonderful experience for my family. I have never, ever seen an elementary school so well put together. The school is always neat and clean. My son was also in a reading program that helped him tremendously with his reading comprehension. The kids even get to learn how to play musical instruments..how cool is that! I also like the fact that Battle Hill's after/before school program (The 'Y') comes into the school instead of the kids leaving. Battle Hill has an excellent academic program teaching children everything they need to know in order to move on to the next grade. My son's teacher, Mrs. Dellano was outstanding, I could not have asked for a better teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

I think Battlehill offers the students alot. The PTA is great. The kids get a ton of extras and they encourage parents to be a part of their children's school experience. I can not believe the things my son has learned so far in Kindergarten. It is amazing. This school offers the kids alot!
—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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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58%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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70%

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82%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

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44%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
72%

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83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
89%

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90%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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%
Female61%
Male44%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
White39%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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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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 33% 51%
Black 29% 16%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Union, NJ 07083
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