School Details

Stony Brook Elementary School

20 Stephenson Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
(609) 737-4000
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 418 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

83%
85%
66%
89%
89%
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
  • Hopewell Valley Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
83%
59%
89%
92%
78%
99%
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
  • Hopewell Valley Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
88%
61%
94%
94%
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
  • Hopewell Valley Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Stony Brook Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hopewell Township. The principal of Stony Brook Elementary School is Mr Steve Wilfing, who can be contacted at swilfing@hvrsd.org. 418 students attend Stony Brook Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the 418 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Stony Brook Elementary School is 8:1. Lawrenceville Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 83%
Multiracial 5% 2%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Asian 29% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 10%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Excellent school. My son is in the language based special education class but is mainstreamed for specials. He loves the school. Great teachers and staff. Principal is wonderful. School community is diverse which I love.

  • (1 year ago)

    One of the main reasons we moved to Hopewell Twp. was the quality of the HVRSD. We're absolutely thrilled with Stony Brook Elementary. They have a VERY involved faculty and Mr. Wilfing is a caring attentive and responsive principal.

  • (1 year ago)

    We moved to the area last year and feel so fortunate to have found Stony Brook. Our daughter attends Kindergarten (which is 1/2 day in the Township) and has progressed tremendously. The teachers staff and principal are all excellent. We cannot say enough good things about the school and community.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school because there are dedicated teachers students who arrive at school wanting to learn and parents who support our educational goals. We are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year and we have built a strong learning community based upon our motto of Truth Beauty & Goodness. Students become lifelong learners here as we educate the whole child and strive to meet the learning needs of all students through differentiated instruction. I do question how long a school or indeed a school district can remain great when its educators are expected to maintain an outstanding level of performance without the benefit of a current contract.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have one child who graduated from Stony Brook and another still there. The quality of academic instruction is outstanding. I used to teach at a high-profile private school in another state and feel that my children are getting a better education here at than they would have with a $25 000 tuition bill at the other school. Reasonable class sizes attention to differentiated instruction awesome music program it's just an amazing place for my kids to be.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. Kids who need help are helped and they have a great gifted and talented program. They participate in international programs and have namy things for a child to enjoy.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an excellent school with very good teachers and learning environment. There is a big emphasis on all round development of the child.

  • (6 years ago)

    we moved recently and are very happy with the school.They focus on all round development of the child.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am very satisfied with the overall experience that my child gets in the school

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