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Oak Valley Elementary School

Public | 2-6 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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Posted October 12, 2010

Oak Valley school is a very tight knit school everyone knows each other and the all the teachers are fantastic and the Mr Schilling is great with the kids lets not forget Mrs Tillery who always has a great smile for everyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

I have 3 sons-one has just graduated 6th grade, one will be in 5th next year & the other won't attend OV for a few years. The 6th grader has been in OV since 2nd grade & I can't say enough about how well prepared he is for middle school. The teachers, nurse, guidance counselor, and principal have invested so much of their time, patience, effort & wisdom into my son's education. He's an honor roll/principal's list student, band member, & socially mature. I have the peace of mind knowing my soon to be 5th grader has the same staff helping to shape him as well. I look forward to sending my littlest son in just a few years. The building is older & lacks air conditioning - but I wouldn't trade the QUALITY education for air conditioning anyday! Love this school! I would recommend it to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2009

The teachers are great and care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

My daughter transferred from a Catholic School when we moved to the Deptford area and at first, I was very nervous about her not going to a private school. I think I made an excellent decision putting her in this school as she is getting what I feel is a better education than her private school would have offered. The faculty, staff & PTA are all very hard and ambitious workers who have one very important interest in mind...our children. I agree that Oak Valley Elementary School is the BEST school in Deptford Twp!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

The faculty are very caring and involved. The PTA is excellent. Very active, many good programs. They use 'Everyday Math.' Is difficult for us who learned math 'the old way,' to help kids at home. Reading is done in ability grouping, but not math. Small class size (17 in my daughter's 2nd grade class.' Good program for teaching responsibility, kindness, etc... No air conditioners. Gets VERY hot in the summer. Kids need cold water bottles in the summer. Old building is clean, but dingy gray. Play ground has minimal equipment. Good band program for older kids. They get music once per week. Library, gym, and art twice per week. Class Moms get limited access to room. Others, only if needed for field trip (once per year). Good access to tachers and administrators. New principal coming in 2006-07.
—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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

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 66% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education67%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male83%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education67%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students60%
Female62%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education23%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education62%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education69%
General education93%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female59%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

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 78% 51%
Black 14% 16%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 26%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Wenonah, NJ 08090
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