Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School

666 South Springfield Ave.

Springfield, NJ 07081

Tel: (973)376-1025
  • 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 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%.
  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School operates within the Springfield Public School District.

Top Placements (New Jersey)

Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School is Listed among the top 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 grown by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 3-5
Total Students257 students
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeThelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 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%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
71%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
15%
10%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
20%
26%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Black Students (1991-2016)
Black
10%
16%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
54%
46%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School White Students (1988-2016)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsThelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.43
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
33%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School is Springfield Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Springfield Public School District's student population of 2,279 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $16,769 in this district is less than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $16,464 is less than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    School District NameSpringfield Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    5
    2
    Number of Students Managed2,279921
    Springfield Public School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    47%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    62%
    50%
    District Total Revenue$37 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$37 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$16,769$20,569
    District Spending / Student$16,464$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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