J. Ackerman Coles

  • J. Ackerman Coles serves 516 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • J. Ackerman Coles's student population of 516 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J. Ackerman Coles's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J. Ackerman Coles is 0.52, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#202 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 10%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)80-84%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
15%
10%
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Hispanic
11%
27%
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Black
5%
16%
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White
67%
45%
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Two or more races
2%
2%
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Diversity Score0.520.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
3%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScotch Plains-Fanwood School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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    1.2 miles
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