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Berkeley Avenue Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 

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Posted August 8, 2012

My daughter has attended Berkeley for two years thus far and I can not be happier with the school. The teachers are wonderful, approachable, and knowledgable. The curriculum is challenging and the work is differentiated. All around it's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2007

My daughter just graduate from Berkeley she had a great time there, all teachers care about their students and grades. Dr. Murphy was a excellent principal and Mr. Gonzalez the new principal is doing also a great job there, Way to go Berkeley and keep the great job! We will keep reaching for the stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

My children will graduate from Berkeley Elementary school this year. My husband and I have been thrilled to have our children learn from the best. They came into the school the first year that Dr. Murphy arrived and the excitement and enthusiasm has been overwhelming in the past 5 years. We have always celebrated the diversity that is evident at Berkeley and our children will grow up to see no color, race or religion as a criteria for a good person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I think this school is very interactive and the teachers do a very well job in helping the students achieve their goals.
—Submitted by a former 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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female95%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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 Students75%
Female90%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former75%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former85%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
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 Students88%
Female100%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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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

Above 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 54% 51%
Hispanic 22% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 9%
Black 9% 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 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Fiorello

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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47 Berkeley Ave
Westwood, NJ 07675
Phone: (201) 664-7760

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