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Jessie F George Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 288 students

 
 

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Posted November 25, 2010

I am very happy with the education my daughter has received at Jessie F. George School. The teachers are wonderful and really care about the students. I am so pleased that my daughter attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

There is great parent invollement in the school. I feel the children are well cared for and have a great sense of community. The teachers are caring and provide children with a good base.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Our school is not just a school,it's a family. Last year my son started kindergarten and neither of us knew a single person; it didn't take long that the JFG community embraced my son and our family and made us feel as though we had been in the school system for years. The administration, particularly Mrs. Eckel our principal, the teachers, the parents and the kids are....simply stated, first class, all around good people. We are thrilled to be a part of the JFG family and I'm excited that I have a younger child that will be starting JFG in a few years and will prolonging our stay as part of that family for a few years longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The school community of parents, teachers, staff and students is wonderfully caring. They will all go to great lengths to be helpful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

George School is a family... teachers, students, parents make up the foundation. And it's abundantly clear that the kids thrive!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

The teachers and principal are great. They really love our students. They give a lot of their time and are very dedicated to the students. George School Rules!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

JF George has the kindest Teachers that care about their job as teachers and take it to the highest level possible! Making our children the best students and children possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Our school has an amazing support and volunteer collection of parents that love the kids and are doing everything they can to make it an amazing for them! thank you to all!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

Jessie F. George School is an amazing schoolin our district. It is not only educating its students in the most inovative ways, but it has a staff and principal that leads the way in caring about their 'school family'. It doesn't get better than that!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers are excellent, the principal is the best ever & the learning is very impressive. A great foundation for young kids to start!!! Love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

My kids have been so happy with George School, the teachers are excellent and our principal is top notch. An overall great school experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teaching staff and how they encourage my children to climb to great heights. I am a mother of 4 very different children and each has been influance to be all the can be from the out of the box thinker, to a poet, animal lover and dancer the class room teachers encourage growth through learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I love Jessie F. George Elementary School because the teachers are the nicest around! I learned so much there and it was an unforgetable experience. You would be lucky to get to that school. I am proud that i went there and happy for students who are there now!


Posted September 16, 2009

Jessie George School is not just a school it is a community and it is a wonderful place to be a part of. Our school is a school that cares greatly about everyone in it. The teachers are fantastic and our principal is great! Jessie George really is the BEST school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Jessie F George school is great. My daughter is so happy there with. She has loved all her teachers and all the great friends she had made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Jessie F. George school is a great school with wonderful teachers and principal. My kids love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

What's not to love about George School? The principal and teachers are the BEST around, makes me wish I was back in school! The status quo doesn t exist here, they are always looking to improve upon year after year by bringing new fresh ideas. We love our school and so happy it's our neighborhood school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I went to Jessie George School as a child and I am thrilled my daughter goes there also. The teachers, principal and staff really care about the children. It is a warm and welcoming place for any student to be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has some of the most caring & supportive teachers that I have ever met and the parents are always willing to lend a helping hand. It's a great place to be!!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has the most caring teachers, principal and staff. My children enjoy going to school.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students80%
Female96%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female100%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
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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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below 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
White 92% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
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 1%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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