School Details

Valley Road Elementary School

150 Valley Road, Clark, NJ 07066
(732) 388-7900
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 425 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

75%
74%
66%
92%
94%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Clark Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
59%
89%
93%
78%
97%
99%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Clark Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
73%
61%
90%
93%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Clark Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley Road Elementary School is a public elementary school in Clark. The principal of Valley Road Elementary School is Mr Joseph Beltramba and can be contacted at jbeltramba@clarkschools.org. 425 students attend Valley Road Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.7% of the Valley Road Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 425 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valley Road Elementary School is 10:1. St John The Apostle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 89%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Pacific Islander 2% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.2% 1%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 7%
Limited English proficiency 0.7% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Our son has just finished kindergarten in Ms. Grigoli's class and he absolutely loved going to school she made the students school year pleasant and enjoyable while teaching them . Ms. Grigoli went above and beyond for her students and should be nominated for teacher of the year.

  • (1 year ago)

    Happy with the school my son is in kindergarden and he's doing great. Teachers are nice and responsive if you have questions.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter loves Valley Road School. So far we've experienced nothing but great teachers teacher helpers and enthusiastic parents. My only issue is keeping track of when we owe money. It would be much easier to just ask for it all up front. For example we're sending in $10 per month on a specific day for milk why not just collect $80 for the year? All in all however we're happy with our school choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    There's no homework given on Fridays and for the school breaks and the actual homework that is assigned is simple a 5 minute summary but there's a whole bunch of business going on from sales donations gift giving and more sales... Not sure if I send my child to school or to a street fair...

  • (5 years ago)

    not impressed the bullying program is not inforced...very 'clicky' and biased...

  • (8 years ago)

    My son absolutely loves VRS! Their 'Bullying Program' is to be commended. From what I've seen the parents of VRS students really care and get involved. Teachers are friendly and very easy to talk to. The Principal is firm yet pleasant. Communication between the school and parent is good. I really cannot say anything negative about VRS! Go VRS!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is awesome! I love ALL my teachers and the cafeteria food isn't bad. I love going to school everyday because my teacher makes it fun. You never know what to expect! I'm also glad to be able to play with boys and not have bullys pestering me about it. Also I'm glad my teachers are easy to talk to.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter goes to school here and I actually enjoy hearing here tell me about her day at school. She loves school and I believe this school make it easy to love school. There is only one problem though. Both my daughter and I think there are not enough African-Americans and Hispanics in the school. There are zero African Americans and there is only about one or two Hispanics. We are not blaming the school just suggesting it is open to more students. Other than that This school is great and I love that my daughter can easily talk to her teachers classmates and all other people in the school. Also I love the new anti-bullying group. VRS is doing a great job!

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is great. My daughter has a great time there. There are almost no bullys and she and myself can trust the teachers.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools