Sara M. Gilmore Academy

  • Sara M. Gilmore Academy serves 397 students in grades 1-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 80% (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 95% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Sara M. Gilmore Academy placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Sara M. Gilmore Academy's student population of 397 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2014)
Grades OfferedGrades 1-8
Total Students397 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sara M. Gilmore Academy is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Sara M. Gilmore Academy is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#49 out of 2234 schools
(Top 5%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
95%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
6%
10%
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Hispanic
85%
28%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
8%
44%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sara M. Gilmore Academy.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.270.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameUnion City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The teachers know how to teach, the academic programs are great, and they provide students with a time to learn of the arts, they also have a good sports teacher. I can't complain about this school, I learned a lot!
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This school is the finest when it comes to the quality of its programs that it offers to the students. Academically it’s on the top on my chart, the parents are involved fully and encouraged constantly by the school faculty and the principal to participate and welcome their involvement.
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