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Number 4 Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 715 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

Based on my opinion Number 4 school is a great school. You always have a few in the bunch that are just winging it but in all sincerity my experience was positve. The principal is a strong but caring. This day in age the children need a good old fashioned leader that expresses concern, love & no tolerance to whats obviously wrong. My son had a great third grade teacher that not only bonded with my son but pushed him to his potential. My duaghter had excellent kindergarden teachers, that showed team effort. Overall its a school that I hope continues to move forward.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2011

P.S. #4 has a very attentive staff, and I find that the curriculum is quite rigorous considering the town where this school is located. The teachers seem well qualified and also care for the students. I wish more parents would attend the monthly P.T.O. meetings and become more involved with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2004

I think Ps # 4 is a good school for many reasons. This school has everything you would want your kid to go to school, it's an excelent school. I'm sad i've to go the Middle School and not graduated there. It's an honor for me to be in the school. It's the best !
—Submitted by a student


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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

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 Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students36%
Female41%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former13%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former53%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female83%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
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 Students48%
Female61%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education17%
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former20%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female74%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education33%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
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%
Female52%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female89%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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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25%
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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

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
Hispanic 96% 22%
White 3% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Black 0% 16%
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 86%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Sixto Cardenas

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6300 Palisade Ave
West New York, NJ 07093
Phone: (201) 553-4200

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