School Details

George L. Hess Elementary School

700 Babcock Road, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
(609) 476-6101
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 2-5 1529 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

65%
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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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
59%
72%
72%
78%
88%
88%
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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
56%
61%
81%
81%
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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George L. Hess Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hamilton Township. The principal of George L. Hess Elementary School is Mrs Jennifer Baldwin, who can be contacted at baldwinj@hamiltonschools.org. 1,529 children attend George L. Hess Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the George L. Hess Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 44% of the 1,529 students here are paying reduced lunch prices.The class size at George L. Hess Elementary School is 22, and the student to teacher ratio is 11:1. Atlantic County Elementary/Middle School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Dance

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 52% 54%
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 25% 23%
Hispanic 18% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.03%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 38%
Limited English proficiency 5% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son used to goto this school. The curriculum is very behind for 1st graders. Our friend's daughter goes here and her spelling words are something for a 3 yr old. One word was "ant". My son is now in Linwood Seaview and his latest spelling words are "greedy" "reward" "consequence". If you want your children to compete in the real world I would suggest moving out of this district.

  • (6 years ago)

    i went here forsix years this school is a great environment for kids to grow up in with its excellent condition and pool services i highly recamened sending your child here

  • (9 years ago)

    Strong academic focus. Large class sizes 25+ children to a class. Cut afterschool activities. Reduced programs for art and music. School serves hundreds of students in grades 2-5.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent academic start for my child!

  • (9 years ago)

    George L. Hess academic programs are strong extracurricular activities are inclusive and parent involvement is welcomed. Many thanks to faculty and staff for preparing our children for living and learning in the 21st century.

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