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J C Stuart Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 27 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

I've lived in Willingboro for 15 years and my son attended JC Stuart from Pre-K to 1st grade. JC Stuart is a great school with supporting and nurturing teachers - most of the families were involved. I believe the school can use more funding from the district and state - who knows where the ridiculously high Willingboro taxes go (the 1st graders were using journals that said Welcome to Kindergarten). Principal Yezzi was a great principal - I believe she isn't there anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

I would like to share our experiences with the public and say that J.C. Stuart has been a pleasant experience for the most part with our family. Both of my daughters have had a number of teachers in this school from Chesney to Bodiford to O'Donnell to O'Rourke and we have grown to love everyone of them. I especially appreciated the tutoring program that my daughter received last year. Thank you Ms. Hall and Mr. Curlen for your time sacrificed as we too understand that you have families of your own. Stuarts teachers take the time to help. It is us as parents that reinforce the lessons once they come home. As long as you are an active parent in helping your child succeed then your child will thrive at Stuart. Something as reading to your child for twenty mins every night can make a huge improvement in a childs academics. Its not worth mentioning the negative about Stuart as the POSITIVE outweighs the negative. No school on this planet is 5 stars. Lets be realistic. Keep up the good job Stuart! Go Sharks!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

I have 1 child still at Stuart and 2 others who used to attend. They've all had really great teachers, Mrs. Skufalous, Mrs. Fairly (love her!), Mrs. King, Mrs. Woody/Mrs. Jackson (my daughter cried for a month in Pre-K but later became so close to Mrs. Jackson-thank you!). I wish Mrs. Fairly was still teaching forth grade; my oldest is a junior in high school and she still asks about her. The only teacher I feel shouldn't be teaching young children at all is Mrs. M. Bodiford. I can't believe she's teaching 1st or 2nd graders. I know several parents who've had there child removed from her class and if you read the facial expressions of some of the teachers... My daughter had her when she was 9 and she's full of herself. At back to school night she talked more about her degrees than how she planned to work with the children. She'd be better at the high school level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

All of my children have had Ms Fairlie she is excellent, I highly reccomend her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2011

It does not surprise me to see Marlo Fairlie complimented on this page. She had my son a few years ago and boy did he put her through the ringer with his behavior and antics. Mrs. Fairlie not only has nerves of steel and a great sense of humor but is an excellent educator. She "knows" and reads children very well. Well we got through that year and my son thanks to her is now a solid B student, which compared to his challenging situation is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2009

I have a child that attends Stuart. She has had 2 great teachers so far. Mrs. Fairlie in Kindergarden and Miss Cope in 1st grade. Each of these teachers has been very involved in their students. My child has done very well in each grade and I will continue to make sure that this is the case throughout her academic career. If all parent took the time and got involved in their child's academic career the district may not get such a bad rap. I have the upmost confidence that Stuart will improve under the new principal. Mrs. Yezzi has done a lot of changes just under a years time. I also know that if you have an issue and take it up to her she will work to resolve it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

i have two kids that attend j.c stuart and i think they are receiving a very good education i think it's the parents tat need to discipline there kids it's not the teacher jobs to due so . the teachers are there to teach the children
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

My daughter has Pre-K with Mrs Woody and Mrs Jackson. They are fabulous women and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

My son is in Pre-K4 with Mrs. Morello. She is a fantastic teacher!! We are very happy with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

This school does not treat kids fairly and has alot of problems with discipline. The level of education they recieve is also very poor. I pulled my child out for safty reason - I suggest you do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

This school just reopened in 04. I was hoping for a better experience than I had at another willingboro school. I was wrong to think that this district would enforce 'no tolerance' discipline codes. Bullying in the willingboro schools seems to be okay to the district. Willingboro schools are discriminative and play favorites and I am disgusted to say I went to these schools and graduated from them. I would never recommend these schools to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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56%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
58%

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2010

 
 
57%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

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2010

 
 
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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 Students52%
Female63%
Male35%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female73%
Male58%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students31%
Female28%
Male34%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged40%
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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 Students42%
Female33%
Male53%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Special education23%
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Special education62%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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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
Black 85% 16%
Hispanic 10% 22%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 61%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Jade Yezzi

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70 Sunset Road
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Phone: (609) 835-3881

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