School Details

Magowan Elementary School

405 Cherrix Avenue, Edgewater Park, NJ 08010
(609) 877-1430
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 532 students 7 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

64%
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66%
72%
72%
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
  • Edgewater Park Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
54%
60%
67%
67%
75%
93%
93%
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
  • Edgewater Park Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Magowan Elementary School is a public elementary school in Elmer. The principal of Magowan Elementary School is Ms Elizabeth Miles and can be contacted at bmiles@edgewaterpark.k12.nj.us. 532 students attend Magowan Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the Magowan Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 44% of the 532 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Magowan Elementary School is 7:1. J C Stuart Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 38% 39%
Black, non-Hispanic 34% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 23% 21%
Multiracial 2% 1%
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 44% 43%
Limited English proficiency 4% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I have visited Magowan Elementary School and I was so impressed with the administration staff and students. It is an exceptional learning environment that works diligently to educate it's students through positive leadership and the reinforcement of successful behaviors.

  • (5 years ago)

    I know I'm a little bias but I also KNOW it's justified! Magowan Elementary is a Pre K - 4th grade building with a very diverse population of families. We are a true example of a diamond in the rough! As the communities around us face challenges with drugs gangs and violence students and families enter our building and soon find out there are plenty of alternatives. The sense of sincere caring is evident. Our school wide core values are to be responsible be respectful be caring and be safe. We take the time to teach children what we expect from them. We take the time to reinforce the expectations knowing that all children learn at a different pace. We take the time to recognize the children for their positive choices. We take the time to listen and share mutual respect with children and parents. We take the time to plan fun exciting activities that unite our entire school community. While taking time for all of these important steps in creating an exceptional school our staff is truly dedicated to delivering the strongest academic programs possible. Our teachers and support staff are hungry for knowledge and initiate implementation of instructional techniques proven to be best practice. Our school motto is 'Together We Can!' I can tell you with confidence these are not just words at Magowan! We are a school team and family filled with pride passion and sincere caring for what we do and who we serve! Sometimes kids say it all... 'MAGOWAN ROCKS!' Thank you for recognizing schools!!

  • (5 years ago)

    We have a terrific staff of dedicated teachers who are willing and interested to try new programs. Our principal cares about the school the staff and knows our students by name. We continue to find ways to improve that unite our school such as Mighty Max fact of the day uniform P/T conf scheduling our schoolwide PBSIS ticket program that rewards postive behavior clearly identified benchmarks for success that extend across grade levels and more...Our kids are in a safe school and know they are cared about and supported. Thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. I am very pleased with the curriculum and the teaching methods. My son is 7-years old and has been attending the school since kindergarten he will begin 2nd grade and he has learned so much. I am very happy the school teaches the children at an early age a second language (Spanish).

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a great one! My child attend PK and they encourage a lot of parent interraction and they have the time to work with the children. Small class sizes and very good teachers that care.

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