Heywood Avenue Elementary School

421 Heywood Ave
Orange, NJ 07050
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Heywood Avenue Elementary School serves 364 students in grades Prekindergarten-7.
Heywood Avenue 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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (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 50% (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 lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

School Overview

Heywood Avenue Elementary School's student population of 364 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-7
Total Students
364 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Heywood Avenue Elementary School 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 Heywood Avenue Elementary School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1481 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
13%
29%
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Black
86%
15%
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White
n/a
44%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.25
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-7
  • Students: 364 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.25 (Btm 50%)

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