Memorial Elementary School

11 Ely Ave
South Amboy, NJ 08879
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Memorial Elementary School serves 398 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Memorial Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (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 70-74% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Memorial Elementary School's student population of 398 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students398 students
This chart display total students of Memorial Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Memorial Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Memorial Elementary School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Memorial Elementary School by grade.

School Rankings

Memorial Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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 Memorial Elementary School is 0.64, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#449 out of 2221 schools
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Memorial Elementary School, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Memorial Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
19%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
17%
29%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
7%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
54%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Memorial Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score
0.640.70
This chart display the diversity score of Memorial Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Memorial Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOld Bridge Township School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Memorial Elementary School is Matawan Regional High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Matawan-aberdeen Middle School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Keyport Leroy Gordon Cooper Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 234 students
    0.5 miles
    160 Birchwood Drive
    Keyport, NJ 07735
    (732) 290-3881
    0.5 K-5 234
  • Cliffwood Cliffwood Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 337 students
    1.2 miles
    422 Cliffwood Avenue
    Cliffwood, NJ 07721
    (732) 705-5600
    1.2 K-3 337
  • Cliffwood Matawan-aberdeen Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 6-8 | 891 students
    1.4 miles
    469 Matawan Avenue
    Cliffwood, NJ 07721
    (732) 705-5400
    1.4 6-8 891
  • Matawan Ravine Drive Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-3 | 343 students
    1.6 miles
    170 Ravine Drive
    Matawan, NJ 07747
    (732) 705-5800
    1.6 K-3 343
  • Parlin Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-3 | 525 students
    2.2 miles
    601 Ernston Road
    Parlin, NJ 08859
    (732) 525-5230
    2.2 K-3 525

School Reviews

Review Memorial Elementary School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Exploring post graduation options for high school students.
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
June 17, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. The effects of the global pandemic will be felt for years to come, though maybe more so in certain populations. Here’s what you need to know about the current state of special education in the United States.