700 Babcock Road
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
George L. Hess Educational Complex serves 1,261 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 2-5
  • Students: 1,261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

George L. Hess Educational Complex's student population of 1,261 students has declined by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 118 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 2-5
Total Students
1,261 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 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of George L. Hess Educational Complex is 0.73, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1730 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
57%
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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
25%
31%
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Black
23%
15%
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White
39%
41%
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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
0.73
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 2-5
  • Students: 1,261 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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