School Details

Thomas Sharp Elementary School

400 Comly Ave, West Collingswood, NJ 08107
(856) 962-5707
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 159 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

65%
69%
66%
53%
73%
76%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Collingswood Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

36%
61%
60%
54%
82%
75%
83%
91%
89%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Collingswood Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
71%
62%
54%
81%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Collingswood Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas Sharp Elementary School is a public elementary school. The principal of Thomas Sharp Elementary School is Mr Joseph Gurcsik, who can be contacted at jgurcsik@collsk12.org. 159 children attend Thomas Sharp Elementary School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 4% of the Thomas Sharp Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 159 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Thomas Sharp Elementary School is 13:1. Mark Newbie Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 61%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 19% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 36%
Limited English proficiency 4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My daughter just started Kindergarten here at Thomas-Sharp and absolutely loves it. I am really disappointed in the fact that every time you see GreatSchools Rating it states 'below standard'. How can that be when all the other schools in town as well as on a local and state level are all on the same curriculum "the common core". We all may live in different areas and come from different and diverse backgrounds but that only enhances a childs education not take away. Our world today is progressively changing and is not what it was 30 years ago.What is done in school has an importance but it also matters what is done at home. Consider this next time you give this school a 2 out 10. Better yet come visit it for yourself. It is a 'gold nugget' across the pike.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am also having a very positive experience at Sharp School. I have found the administration to be very positive and helpful with my child's needs. It seems like everyone agrees that the teachers are very dedicated. Also my experience with the PTA has been that they are extremely receptive to any parent who would like to volunteer to help out. All you need to do is ask. Oh and BTW I am parent not a staff member.

  • (1 year ago)

    This last review is just not true. Joining the PTA or gettting involved is easy and the PTA president is very approachable also always looking for help. So if you tried to join the PTA all you had to do was join and tell them when you are willing to help and they will gladly encourage and accept your input. also not gossipy at all so I have no idea what you are talking about. Instead of complaining get involved instead of judging lend a helping hand. This school has some of the best teachers and I'm not one of them or staff. Also I'm a member of the PTA been to meetings have you?

  • (1 year ago)

    My child is attending through the 2013-2014 school year. The teachers seem to really care about the kids. However if a child doesn't fit the cookie cutter plan the administrative staff isn't as welcoming. To get involved with the PTA is like pulling teeth normal gossipy group that give others a bad name. The teachers from what we have seen are good. As far as the low scores I dont know since its our first year here but it doesn't surprise us to be honest. The leadership really needs retraining or a serious overhaul. This is the closest school to us however we are looking to change and suggest that you really look at all the schools in the district before settling for this one. When we compared and went to the other schools it was like night and day! We hope there is no issue with getting our child into a different school. If we cannot get a different school within the district we will be trying private or home schooling. I would venture to say some of these other comments are from staff and not parents.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school dedicated teaching staff & the best principal! I highly recommend Sharp Elementary School.

  • (1 year ago)

    The teachers & principal truly care about the students and push them to excel. Also there is a great group of involved parents. I agree with the previous parent's review about the ratings and test scores not telling the full story. However the scores on this site are out dated. I believe that the 2013 score will be better.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am very happy with Thomas Sharp. My child is currently in Kg and his teacher Mrs. Phillips is amazing. She is very supportive encouraging and easily available to the parents. The principal greets the students at the door every morning and is highly involved with the school PTA and the teachers. I can't wait for my little guy to start school there soon!

  • (7 years ago)

    We have 2 kids at Sharp and have been very happy. The teachers genuinely care about the kids and have been great about understanding and adjusting to my children's individual learning and social styles. The parent community is strong and active and there is a nice diversity in the classroom.

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