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Ross Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 421 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted today

Great school, great teachers and a wonderful principal. Unfortunately, the principal will be leaving at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. I would recommend this school hands down.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2013

I am surprised to see why Ross Street Elementary School is rated 5 out of 10, to me it is a big understatement. Our daughter loved and learned so much while going to the school. Both Mr. Weitz (1st Grade) and Mrs, Smith (2nd Grade) went above and beyond to establish personal connection to our daughter. We moved to Westfield in the middle of the year, but my daughter missed Ross Street so much she wanted to go back. I would like to mention that her teacher at elementary school in Westfield told us that she is well ahead of other students since she already knows most of the curriculum that other students in the class started to learn. I would like to mention Mrs. Hahn is a wonderful principal. Thanks Ross Street Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I had moved to Woodbridge and I didn't know what to expect when placing my child into the public school system. The school has exceeded my expectations in every way. The teachers are very caring and helpful, and the principal is outstanding. Mrs. Hahn goes above and beyond for the school and its students. My child loves it there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I was a former student at Ross Street School. I really miss the teachers who were so nice and always helped me with my work. I learned so much from them. It is a great school!!!


Posted April 23, 2013

My daughter attends first grade here. Ms. Mcnair is a very good teacher. My daughter is above level on everything. The school offers free before school tutoring for children who need it, which is wonderful and RARE... and Mrs. Haan is a wonderful principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

Academically and technologically leaves a few things desired, but I do believe that the staff here really cares about the students. I am surprised to see people bashing Mrs. Hahn. She has never been anything but attentive and compassionate in all my dealings with her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2012

If you want your son/daughter to be treated as the school mascot a "raccoon" then this is the place you should have them, plain and simple GARBAGE! The new principal Kimberly Hahn is a worthless, pathetic and most unprofessional individual I've met. She ridicules and chastises the children so beware and make sure to listen to your children and most of all stand up for your children or she will bully them. I had to report her to the Superintendent for all the shananigans she tried to pull with my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

My daughter loves to go to her school.... The new Principal Mrs. Hahn has done a wonderful work.. I was concerned at start to put my daughter in that school because of other people comments, but now that she is there I have no complaints and I am actually greatfull with all the staff and techers... Whenever I needed them they got in touch very quickly, both teachers and staff.... Ross Street is THE BEST!!!!! Let's go Racoons!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

The office staff is extremely unpleasant to say the least. They seem to think that having alot of students is an excuse to treat people badly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2011

nasty office staff and teachers ignore emails and notes. my daughter complained that teachers never checked the homework's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

not at all impressed. too many students, very impersonal. nasty office staff and teachers ignore emails and notes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

Great and wonderful - my son loves to go there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

No problems to mention. School is adequate for the elementary level. Principal is very dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

Ross St. is a nice school and has very nice teachers. The students all get help when they need it and plenty of it!
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male51%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male77%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students64%
Female76%
Male50%
Black36%
Asian92%
Hispanic59%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female85%
Male67%
Black64%
Asian92%
Hispanic63%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Black71%
Asian92%
Hispanic93%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 35% 22%
White 32% 52%
Black 16% 16%
Asian 14% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Kimberly Hahn

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Ross Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 602-8511

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