Joseph J Catena School

  • Joseph J Catena School serves 479 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 61% (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 71% (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 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Joseph J Catena School's student population of 479 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 22% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students479 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Joseph J Catena School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Joseph J Catena School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. 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#440 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
9%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
27%
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Black
4%
16%
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White
77%
45%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.390.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFreehold Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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