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Number 2 Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 624 students

 

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Posted September 12, 2013

PS2 is fast moving with new principal. high qualified and experienced teachers, hard working staffs in school. GT program and summer school was successful. As the community wishes, PS2 is growing up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Public School #2 is a much nicer and newer building than the other public schools in West New York but is plagued by the same overcrowded and rowdiness that all of the other schools in town are dealing with.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
99%
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

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

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 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students47%
Female45%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education15%
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former26%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education62%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former42%
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 Students43%
Female42%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education42%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education68%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
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 Students44%
Female51%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education13%
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education67%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic89%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education36%
General education97%
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

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
Hispanic 91% 22%
White 6% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 78%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Bernard Abbadessa

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5200 Broadway
West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 553-4040

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