Edward J. Patten Elementary School

  • Edward J. Patten Elementary School serves 1,002 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 28% (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 35% (which is lower 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 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Edward J. Patten Elementary School's student population of 1,002 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students1,002 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Edward J. Patten Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Edward J. Patten Elementary School is 0.23, 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#1675 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
87%
27%
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Black
11%
16%
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White
2%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Edward J. Patten Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.230.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePerth Amboy Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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