School Details

Branch Brook School

228 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 268-5220
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 & ungraded 170 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

66%
41%
66%
75%
51%
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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
29%
60%
80%
45%
75%
90%
68%
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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Branch Brook School is a public elementary school in Newark. The principal of Branch Brook School is Mr Joseph Cullen and can be contacted at jcullen@nps.k12.nj.us. 170 students attend Branch Brook School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Branch Brook School students have "limited English proficiency." 76% of the 170 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Branch Brook School is 13:1. Roberto Clemente Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 53%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76% 85%
Limited English proficiency 5% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is wonderful. It pushes students to do their best. The level of motivation from the teachers staff and principal is amazing. I love this school no other school compares. There is constant communication between parent and teacher to help your child along. This school values its students and staff and that is what makes it a great place to study. I have 2 children here and they are happy never complain about their school work (and they get quite bit of work to bring home). The children get recognize for their achievements and the music teacher is so loving and patient with the kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    Branch Brook school is like everyone says it's the 'Little School that COULD.' I have worked at this school for for 5 years now and I personally have seen many many changes. The teachers are a great influence to every student that enters and moves on from this wonderful little school. To many of us we don't judge the school by it's size but by all the love care and support that we make sure gets to each and every student whether it be a student from pre-k our special but 'smart' education students or our other grades. Looking at the way these students smile each day really does make a difference to all of the teachers staff and most of all that 'Great Principal' Mr. Demetroulakos (aka) to all of us 'Mr.Dee.'

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