George L. Hess Educational Complex

700 Babcock Road
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
George L. Hess Educational Complex serves 1,263 students in grades 2-5.
George L. Hess Educational Complex placed 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%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 8% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 2-5
  • Enrollment: 1,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

George L. Hess Educational Complex ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

George L. Hess Educational Complex's student population of 1,263 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-5
Total Students
1,263 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
118 teachers
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School Rankings

George L. Hess Educational Complex is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of George L. Hess Educational Complex is 0.74, which is more 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)
Overall Testing Rank
#1775 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
26%
32%
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Black
24%
15%
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White
37%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 George L. Hess Educational Complex's ranking?
George L. Hess Educational Complex is ranked #1775 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
8% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend George L. Hess Educational Complex?
1,263 students attend George L. Hess Educational Complex.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of George L. Hess Educational Complex students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, 24% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of George L. Hess Educational Complex?
George L. Hess Educational Complex has a student ration of 11:1, which is equal to the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does George L. Hess Educational Complex offer ?
George L. Hess Educational Complex offers enrollment in grades 2-5
What school district is George L. Hess Educational Complex part of?
George L. Hess Educational Complex is part of Hamilton Township School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 2-5
  • Enrollment: 1,263 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 8% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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