Robert Gordon Elementary School

59 West Grant Ave,

Roselle Park, NJ, 07204-1915

Tel: (908)245-2285
Grades: KG-5

269 students

Robert Gordon Elementary School serves 269 students in grades KG-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Robert Gordon Elementary School operates within the Roselle Park School District.

Overview

The student population of 269 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 269 students
Robert Gordon Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Robert Gordon Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Robert Gordon Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.66 is equal to the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 12:1
Robert Gordon Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
9%
Robert Gordon Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
41%
23%
Robert Gordon Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
8%
17%
Robert Gordon Elementary School Black (1994-2012)
White
41%
51%
Robert Gordon Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Robert Gordon Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Robert Gordon Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.66 0.66
Robert Gordon Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
29%
Robert Gordon Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%
Robert Gordon Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,995 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Roselle Park School District
Number of Schools
Managed
5
2
Number of Students Managed 1,995 919
Roselle Park School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
District Total Revenue $32 MM $20 MM
Roselle Park School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $31 MM $19 MM
Roselle Park School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $15,738 $20,414
Roselle Park School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $15,312 $19,395
Roselle Park School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Roselle Park High School (0.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Roselle Park Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ernest J Finizio Aldene Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Roselle Park Roselle Park Middle School
    57 West Grant Ave
    Roselle Park , NJ , 07204
    (908)245-1634
    0  mi  |  489  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Roselle Park Roselle Park High School
    185 West Webster Ave
    Roselle Park , NJ , 07204
    (908)241-4550
    0.3  mi  |  614  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Roselle Kindergarten Success Academy
    150 East 3rd Ave
    Roselle , NJ , 07203
    (908)298-2040
    0.5  mi  |  238  students  |  Gr.  KG
  • Roselle Park Ernest J Finizio Aldene Elementary School
    339 West Webster Ave
    Roselle Park , NJ , 07204
    (908)245-1521
    0.6  mi  |  301  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Roselle Park Sherman Elementary School
    375 East Grant Ave
    Roselle Park , NJ , 07204
    (908)245-1886
    0.7  mi  |  322  students  |  Gr.  KG-5

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