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Pines Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 11 students

 
 

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Posted May 18, 2010

The teachers are wonderful and they have the best principal ever!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

We love Pines Lake for the fabulous teachers, secretary and most wonderful principal, who makes it so easy to feel at home with FAMILY there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Great school Excellent teachers. Great school nurse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2010

our school is great startin g from the principal to the staff and the great secreatry
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

Great principal,great teachers, it doesn't get any better than this. Nice to know there is such a great school in today's world of chaos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I love Pines Lake School because all of the staff members are great and they make my children eager to learn new and important things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

It has been a great learning enviornment for the kids the teachers really care about the education and learning atmoshere. The setting of the school is nestled in the woods like it's secluded from everything else. It really is a beautiful school as well. We love Pines Lake School!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Good teachers, fabulous surroundings, involving curriculam and my kids love the school and teachers and other students....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

A small, nuturing environment that offers comfort, growth and learning for kids while exposing them to alot of great subject matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

Very organized and friendly for students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Combination of excellent location, caring principal and a galaxy of highly qualified teachers make this school an enchanting temple for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I just love the loving family atmosphere the principal and teachers bring to our children each day in really caring... This means alot...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Teachers can differentiate the curriculum for each individual student with lots of TLC. My children love Pines Lake school although this is their first year at this school. I am so glad that I moved to this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My children could not have gotten a better education in private school. Our faculty and teachers are outstanding
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My children are second generation to Pines Lake School. Not only am I proud to say I am successful as a result of all that Pines Lake school taught me, but I have the privilege to have my own children educated at 'The Best School in The Nation'. Our school involves the children in learning the ABCs, 123s, as well as what it means to give back to your community, your school, and others. Pines Lake is not just a school-it's a community where each family is treated with care. When you feel loved, you can learn anything. That's what Pines Lake offers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

We have a terrific staff that cares about our kids. We have lots of great after school and school programs that keep our kids entertained and educated. Pines Lake is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Pines Lake school is wonderful! They have the best staff and principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I love the teachers and Mrs. Longo (the principal). My daughters last two teachers have been the kind of teachers who not only know how to teach well and appeal to children, they also teach with a passion and fullness of heart. We are lucky!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

There is no better way to put it: Pines Lake is the BEST school there is. Wonderful teachers and staff who not only teach, but do it with passion and in a nurturing way. The staff is attentive to all of the children. They show that they care through their teaching and interaction with the children and their families. Dedicated, supportive, positive role models.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Pines Lake Elementary School is nestled in the hills of beautiful Wayne, NJ. The tree-lined drive into the school property is an entryway that is both warm and inviting. One can't help but notice the possitive vibe that is felt once you step foot in the building. The students walking throughout the hallway verify by their laughter alone that this school is one awesome place. The principal and her staff make every attempt to nurture the 350+ students who attend P.L.E and go the extra mile to make everyone feel like family! Pines Lake Elementary school offers excellent programs designed to fit the needs of many different types of learners. The students learn at an early age to have compassion for others by helping out classmates, needy children world-wide, and fellow community members through the prize winning programs developed by the Kids Care Club. The students at Pines Lake Elementary School are shining examples of the quality of teaching that goes on every day!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students83%
Female93%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education65%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education88%
General education88%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education53%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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

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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 79% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
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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511 Pines Lake Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 633-3175

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