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Ryerson Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 263 students

 

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Posted November 2, 2010

The principal, teachers, admistrative assistants, PTO Members,and the parents care so much about the children attending the school that they make every experience for the children a special one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Ryerson teachers have HEART! They truly love and care deeply for the students at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I have two children in RYERSON SCHOOL and I am so happy, they have good teachers, good principal, a lot of activities to incentive kids became better in math, science, art. I love it, and I recomend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2009

This is not a bad school. The new principal shows respect for all, and that's a great improvement. The reason why the school was rated low, is because our children are scoring low in the State test. In order to improve this, principal, teachers and parents have to work together. But I noticed that the other schools in Wayne have come down a little as well. Ryerson was at 7 2 years ago, last year 5, now 4. So we have to look and see where we are all missing the mark
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

I have one child in Ryerson and I think it is a great school. The new principal is excellent as well as the staff and PTO members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2008

I currently have three children in Ryerson. The staff is dedicated, principal is wonderful and the children are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

A great school! Great teachers, prinicpal and PTO. Shame on this site for scoring it so low.
—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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White30%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female70%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students57%
Female70%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 74% 51%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 4% 16%
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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Susan Wardell

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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30 Mc Clelland Avenue
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 633-3180

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