Blackwood Elementary School

  • Blackwood Elementary School serves 593 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 45% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Blackwood Elementary School's student population of 593 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students593 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Blackwood Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Blackwood Elementary School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1381 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Blackwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
10%
10%
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Hispanic
12%
27%
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Black
36%
16%
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White
40%
45%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Blackwood Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.690.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Blackwood Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGloucester Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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I cannot say enough great things about this school. My daughter graduated last year. Excellent staff in office. Teachers were amazing with the kids. Not just the level of education but genuine love, care, nurturing and development of the kids. They seem to really love what they are doing. Highly recommend.
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