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Livingston Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 11, 2011

This school is a wonderful school. A great place for learning and nurturing. They have so many activities and character building programs that the students can get involved in that other schools don't have . They stress reading and writing in many extracurricular areas. The principal is inovative and creative and always thinks about the kids first. She is always pleasant and sets a fine example. Several times I had problems and she solved them quickly and effectively. In all the years my children have attended this school I had very few problems with their teachers. Most of them went above and beyond. The previous poster obviously has an individual issue. All the parents I know feel as I do. My children benefited greatly from attending this school. It prepared them extremely well for the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I love the Principal, Miss Digiovanni. She has a very warm smile and seems to care about the kids. My little girl, Jessica is in the second grade and is in Mrs. vonNessi's class. She is a wonderful, beautiful, and caring teacher. I wish I was back in school again with her. My daughter usually comes home everyday very happy about what she is learning. She writes thoughtful notes to her teachers. Special mention about the school nurse. She is very sweet, and kind. Also, Mrs. Conneely and Mrs. Butchko were also my little girls teachers. I love them just as much. This school gets 10 stars from me. Sincerely, Christina Peterpaul
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

I love Livingston School, my three daugters have gone there and they loved it. The teachers are wonderful and the pta is fantastic they do so much for our children. Get involved it will be the best thing you ever do for your child, this was my first year and i love it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2009

Two of my three children currently attend Livingston school. I think the principal, Mrs. DiGiovanni is doing a wonderful job and she is very approachable by both students and parents. My children are learning a lot and enjoy school. I am a teacher in another school district and I am extremely satisfied with the education provided. I will confidently send my third child to Livingston when she is old enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2006

Dr.Lentine is the new principal at livingston school. The teachers are excellent and really care about their students education. The PTA does an outstanding job at this school. I only wish they had a chess club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

I have two children that attend Livingston School.The teachers are great and my children have learned a lot.The principal,Mrs.Bergen is really nice and knows every student my name.
—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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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57%

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60%

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71%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
81%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

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 Students57%
Female55%
Male59%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students58%
Female61%
Male56%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
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

Above 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
Black 36% 16%
White 30% 51%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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960 Midland Blvd
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: (908) 851-6440

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