Central Avenue Elementary School

50 Central Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 593-3173
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 484 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

81%
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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
  • Madison School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
79%
60%
76%
86%
75%
93%
97%
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
  • Madison School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
82%
62%
84%
88%
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
  • Madison School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Central Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madison. The principal of Central Avenue Elementary School is Mr Philip Kennedy, whose e-mail is kennedyp@madisonpublicschools.org. 484 students attend Central Avenue Elementary School and identify as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Central Avenue Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 484 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Central Avenue Elementary School is 11:1. Kings Road Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 8%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 74% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Hispanic 17% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 7%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Central Avenue is not what I was expecting. They are not flexible and are not able to deliver personalized education. If you son/ daughter does not fit into the standard they (principal - the new one - and teacher) are not just un able to handle and work with the difference they don't understand it. Don't recommend this school at all at least for someone who doesn't fit in the "american" standard (coming from a different country different religions/ parents with different sex orientation etc). Very disappointed.

  • (1 year ago)

    What a great school! We love the warmth of the school and the emphasis on education. A model school on all levels set in a beautiful town with everything to offer.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers are kind caring and love the kids. Mr. Kennedy is a prinicpal who is always looking out for the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Central Avenue is like a family - the faculty parents and students are all commited to making this school the best! While the best education is a priority there are also enrichment programs sports and family events. I am very happy that my 2 kids attend CAS!

  • (6 years ago)

    excellent school wonderful teachers high parent involvment. I am thrilled that my children attend CAS.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent homey school. It reminds me of how school was when my husband and I were growing up. The facilities are older but there is a warmth in the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think this school is great my daughter goes there and I absolutely love it! There aregreat teachers who teach the students in such creative ways. The principle is very nice and is very friendly with the children. There are a bunch of volunteers and many parents involved with the children. They have so many oppurtuntinties for your children. I would definetly reccomend it!

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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