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Signal Hill School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 21 students

 
 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son has Down Syndrome; he is essentially non-verbal and has severe feeding issues, plus a cognitive delay. He has been in Signal Hill since his 3rd birthday and has received outstanding care there. His teachers, therapists, case manager, and aides have all gone above and beyond to accommodate and assist him in any possible way. I marvel at the things they do, as if my son was their son as well. He is offered inclusion opportunities as appropriate, his feeding issues are addressed, his fine and gross motor weaknesses are being worked on daily as is his speech. The use of his iPad with speech a speech app has been embraced as a tool to assist him until his speech is intelligible. I have NEVER had any difficulty getting whatever help I need to assist my son in succeeding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

signal hill is an excellent school. The best in Voorhees. The fact that the school is almost exclusively the Sturbridge development makes it even better. Your kids get to go to school with thier neighbors in thier community and the teachers who also live in the development. How wonderful is that!! Not to mention that we're a lake community and have wonderfule family activities year round.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2008

This is the best possible environment for an elementary school child. The program for the gifted students stands out, as well as the library.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

Wasn't impressed with cirriculum or teachers, took my son out, he is now in private school ,excelling. Don't recommend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

Great school. Comprehensive learning system with plenty of extra curriculum exposure. Teachers are great and truly care for the kids needs. One of my two kids needed special attention and for the past 3 years he went through Individual Education Program - which greatly improved his learning. He is out of IEP and will be going to regular class next year. I am
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2007

Fantastic school. Our son scored at the very tip top on the national exams. Worth the heavy tax money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2003

Signal Hill is probably the best school my kids will ever go to! Best! Some advice for the parents is that this school is number 1!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

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82%

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77%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
93%

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96%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
80%

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85%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
92%

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90%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

2012

 
 
97%

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100%

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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students76%
Female86%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students82%
Female90%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education54%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female100%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education77%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 70% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 8% 16%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 3% 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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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33 Signal Hill Drive
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Phone: (856) 767-6749

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