South Seventeenth Street School

  • South Seventeenth Street School serves 490 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 9% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • South Seventeenth Street 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • South Seventeenth Street School's student population of 490 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students490 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Seventeenth Street School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Seventeenth Street School is 0.23, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2149 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Seventeenth Street 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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Hispanic
13%
26%
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Black
87%
16%
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White
n/a
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Seventeenth Street School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Seventeenth Street School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.230.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Seventeenth Street School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Seventeenth Street School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNewark Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Principal once said it's only Newark so the teacher had all right to talk to student in a RUDE manner. My suggestion, teachers without passion and concern should always try to find jobs where they live. A small amount of parents complains, and so it is to my understanding that if the situation only affects a small number of concern parents that it will not be looked into. A lot needs to be addressed at this school. Some great administrators and teachers are still there. However, there are some that are disrespectful to students and parents. Yea I mean they need to find another profession.
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