Demarest Elementary School

  • Demarest Elementary School serves 524 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 64% (which is higher 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 72% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Demarest Elementary School's student population of 524 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students524 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Demarest Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Demarest Elementary School is 0.71, 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#575 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
8%
10%
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Hispanic
33%
27%
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Black
20%
16%
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White
38%
45%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Demarest Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.710.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBloomfield Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  • Bloomfield Bloomfield Middle School
    Grades: 7-8 | 931 students
    0.3 miles
    60 Huck Road
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973)680-8620
    0.3 7-8 931
  • Bloomfield Brookdale Elementary School
    Grades: K-6 | 351 students
    0.6 miles
    1230 Broad Street
    Bloomfield, NJ 07003
    (973)680-8520
    0.6 K-6 351
  • Nutley Radcliffe School
    Grades: PK-6 | 340 students
    0.6 miles
    379 Bloomfield Ave
    Nutley, NJ 07110
    (973)667-8819
    0.6 PK-6 340
  • Nutley Lincoln School
    Grades: K-6 | 470 students
    0.8 miles
    301 Harrison St
    Nutley, NJ 07110
    (973)661-8882
    0.8 K-6 470
  • Glen Ridge Forest Avenue School
    Grades: PK-2 | 240 students
    0.9 miles
    287 Forest Ave
    Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
    (973)429-8308
    0.9 PK-2 240

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