Central Elementary School

  • Central Elementary School serves 221 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 87% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 73%) for the 2009-10 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 67% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 69%) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • Central Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Central Elementary School's student population of 221 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Total Students221 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Central Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,142 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2009-10 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Central Elementary School is 0.30, which is less 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--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)
87%
73%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)
67%
69%
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
1%
10%
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Hispanic
13%
27%
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Black
n/a
16%
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White
83%
45%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Central Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.300.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGREAT MEADOWS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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