Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School

  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School serves 257 students in grades 3-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 68% (which is higher 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 71% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School's student population of 257 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School is 0.64, which is more 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
15%
10%
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Hispanic
20%
26%
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Black
10%
16%
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White
54%
46%
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.640.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School and the percentage of 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 NameSpringfield Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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