Grade Downing Elementary School
Grade Downing Elementary School serves 140 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Grade Downing Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-59% (which is higher 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 50-59% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 59% (majority Hispanic).
- Grades: Kindergarten-3
- Students: 140 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 25%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 50% in NJ
- Math Proficiency: 50-59% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 50-59% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education
Grade Downing Elementary School's student population of 140 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Grade Downing Elementary School is ranked within the top 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 Grade Downing Elementary School is 0.42, which is less 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
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1101 out of 2221 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
National School Lunch Program
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education
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