Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School

445 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 485 students in grades Kindergarten-4, Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 14% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School's student population of 485 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
Total Students
485 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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School Rankings

Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
#2139 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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3%
26%
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14%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
Hispanic
96%
32%
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Black
2%
15%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.08
This chart display the diversity score of Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
76%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School's ranking?
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School is ranked #2139 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School often compared to?
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Edward J. Patten Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
3% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School?
485 students attend Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School?
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School offer ?
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-4
What school district is Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School part of?
Anthony V. Ceres Elementary School is part of Perth Amboy Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Enrollment: 485 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 3% (Btm 50%)
  • : 14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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