Grade Downing Elementary School

3rd & Central Aves
Runnemede, NJ 08078
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Grade Downing Elementary School serves 125 students in grades Kindergarten-3.
Grade Downing Elementary School 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 11-19% (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 30-39% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Grade Downing Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

Grade Downing Elementary School's student population of 125 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-3
Total Students
125 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
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School Rankings

Grade Downing Elementary School 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 Grade Downing Elementary School is 0.47, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1618 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11-19%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
13%
32%
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Black
9%
15%
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White
71%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.47
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
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 Grade Downing Elementary School's ranking?
Grade Downing Elementary School is ranked #1618 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?
11-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 30-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Grade Downing Elementary School?
125 students attend Grade Downing Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Grade Downing Elementary School students are White, 13% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Grade Downing Elementary School?
Grade Downing Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Grade Downing Elementary School offer ?
Grade Downing Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-3
What school district is Grade Downing Elementary School part of?
Grade Downing Elementary School is part of Runnemede Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-3
  • Enrollment: 125 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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