School Details

Miller Street Elementary School

41 Miller St, Newark, NJ 07114
(973) 733-6815
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 432 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

35%
42%
66%
56%
50%
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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

18%
31%
59%
38%
49%
78%
60%
69%
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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
31%
61%
57%
52%
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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
35%
66%
66%
53%
79%

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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

27%
33%
65%
34%
33%
64%

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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
56%
82%
42%
42%
69%
37%
50%
79%

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
  • Newark School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Miller Street Elementary School is a public middle school in Newark. The principal of Miller Street Elementary School is Ms Shakirah Miller, who can be contacted at smiller@nps.k12.nj.us. 432 students go to Miller Street Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 16% of the Miller Street Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 432 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Miller Street Elementary School is 13:1. Louise A. Spencer Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 53%
Hispanic 48% 38%
White, non-Hispanic 0.5% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 85%
Limited English proficiency 16% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love That school is like a big family teachers are the best they always care my kids and teach them well.....

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is terrible My child has shown no improvement what so ever being there since prek4! i would've liked for this school to have been closed down but unfortunately it is still up and running. The principal cares little for certain students no etiquette no nothing! Some teachers do show compassion respect and make an effort to help your child . . but other than that . . . . it is TERRIBLE! I HIGHLY DISLIKE THIS SCHOOL!! IT DESERVES NO STARS NOT EVEN ONE!

  • (3 years ago)

    I just graduated today June 28th 2011 t Miller Street School we rate number 1 in reading 180 program ( i was in a regular class though) Miller has lots pride and the students are nice caring i was there since kindergarten and now i'n leaving for ninth grade going to university and if it was not for my teachers teaching well i would be going to shabazz . As a former 8th grader as of today i really miller is the best

  • (4 years ago)

    Miller Street School is striving toward excellence daily. Collectively parents maintanance office support staff aides teachers and administrators begin each day stating our purpose / expectations for our children school family and future. As a school we continuously work with familiesand community to help support the progress of our children. We do have challenges and meet them head on upon discovery everyone is held accountable for ensuring the social emotional academics and safety of our students. Miller Street School is not perfect - however we have staff that care for / about the well being of our youth. Many of our middle school students remain after school just to talk with staff seeking individual attention in subject matter / nuturing and guideness. We have a diverse school family culturally and economically- we encourage each member to share their strengths and offer support when possible.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school actually has wonderful and caring teachers. They have a difficult time with student behavior issues and that is what is keeping this school back. The principal is not very supportive of the teachers but the assistant prinicipal is. I have to agree with the review from 2004 the morale is very poor amongst teachers because of the lack of support and difficult students. A good discipline plan needs to be implemented and followed for any progress to be made. There aren't many consequences for bad behavior however good discipline plans focus on rewarding good behavior not just punishing the bad ones.

  • (10 years ago)

    Parent involvement is the main factor in determining student success. We can not leave all responsibilities to the teachers all the time. Having said that I did have my children enrolled in the school last year. They were having problems with reading and math and this year after placing them in a private school I have seen drastic improvements. Private schools do have less discipline problems and the reading and math curriculums were better.

  • (11 years ago)

    I believe this is a poorly runned school. I registered my children here and on the very first day I witnessed three very young students runninbg around in the hallway hitting each other with a hard cover book. A teacher walked right by them and said nothing. I asked the teacher is in fact he is a teacher. He replied 'yes'. This school has security and these students were roaming the hallways with no care. Also the athletics in this school is horrible. There is no moral amongst the teachers. I did speak with one teacher that had horrible things to say about the running of the school and lack of teacher's attention to push for 100%. This is very sad and I have no choice but to have my children in this school due to the district rules. Someone should come to this school and investigate how this school is run. I've seen actual fights among students and the only one out there to break it up was a substitute principal. Where was the security. They need real security guards!

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