School Details

Kuser Elementary School

70 Newkirk Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08629
(609) 631-4155
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 336 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

40%
63%
66%
36%
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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
54%
60%
42%
65%
75%
72%
86%
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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
56%
62%
47%
75%
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
  • Hamilton Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kuser Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hamilton Township. The principal of Kuser Elementary School is Mr Roberto Kesting, whose e-mail is rkesting@hamilton.k12.nj.us. 336 children attend Kuser Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 3% of the Kuser Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 60% of the 336 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kuser Elementary School is 11:1. Greenwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 4%
Asian 7% %
Multiracial 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 36% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 27% 56%
Hispanic 26% 19%
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 60% 34%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic learning institution. This school just brings the positives out of learning. Students here will begin to discover their strengths and weaknesses while developing charismatic skills that will carry them a long way.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children attended Kuser Elementary. I found this school to be challenging and stimulating. The teacher are great and stay in contact with you. They really do love our kids. The willingness of the staff to impart positive outlooks and to encourage the students has made the experience here great.

  • (9 years ago)

    My child is very new so far the school has been great the principal is very nice and seems to really care about them and the school. The teachers are excellent.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think Kuser is a wonderful school with the highest quality teachers....we loved the school so much the teachers were all top notch and my sons Ryan and Alex both thrived there and loved their school....We need to appreciate our teachers more because they are the ones that help shape our childrens future along with us...they deserve our utmost thanks and respect...Kuser's School Principal Teachers and staff are the cream of the crop and have my eternal gratitude for giving them a strong learning foundation!

  • (11 years ago)

    Kuser School has a dynamic principal and teaching staff. Both my children graduated from Kuser. Both children were A students and had wonderful learning experiences at Kuser as well as social. It is a well rounded school. My children got their foundation at Kuser and were more than ready to enter middle school. I will always be grateful to the staff at Kuser School for all they have done and for making a mark in the lives of my children.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think this school could be so much better. The PTA is fantastic. However the change in Principal almost every year is frustrating. I think the lunch aides need parenting skills. They are too hard on the kids. They are just kids. The teachers are wonderful and they will work with your child. Absolutely love the speech teacher. However the nurse and guidance need some common sense.

  • (11 years ago)

    My child has graduated from this school. I don't think they prepare the children very well for Middle School. Lack of teacher support for the child. More concern over under achievers than over achievers. Of course due to more Federal funding. They don't work with the gifted child. More emphasis on trival things than school work.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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