School Details

South Seventeenth Street Elementary School

Test Scores by grade

44%
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

24%
31%
59%
56%
49%
78%
64%
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

23%
31%
61%
35%
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

18%
35%
66%
26%
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

16%
33%
65%
14%
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

56%
56%
82%
44%
42%
69%
60%
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

South Seventeenth Street Elementary School is a public middle school in Newark. The principal of South Seventeenth Street Elementary School is Mr Clarence Allen, whose e-mail is callen@nps.k12.nj.us. 488 children attend South Seventeenth Street Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the South Seventeenth Street Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 98% of the 488 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Seventeenth Street Elementary School is 16:1. University Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 88% 57%
Hispanic 12% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
White, non-Hispanic 0% 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98% 82%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i Used to Go Here A Long time ago i miss my favorite teachers lol It Used to be good but i think it probably got worse due to all the gang members living around the communities but who can determine how life goes only thing teachers are capable of is what they can handle something in there range but Mrs White Ms Roberson Mrs Mitchell Ms Brown Ms Carlisle Ms Johnson i think they did a good teaching me when i was there but the school overall like teachers other then them i remember one teacher used to be funny in class saying stuff like "Simple Shannon" i forgot if he was talking to a student but it was funny in the Pre-K area I Remember Mr Allen From way back before South 17th He used to be a principal at George Washington carver when people used to try and jump me Compare South 17th to George Washington G.W is worse be lucky if your kid doesn't get bullied before the 3rd grade over there i used to live across the street from the school had to run cause i didn't know how to fight everyday at lunch time but i do see why the rating of the school is 2 out of 10 but look where its at you cant expect it to be some princeton in the ghetto you get what you get the way jersey is

  • (1 year ago)

    The one bad experience I have is that my daughter study in this school. Teachers who had not been bad except the last one is I'm not convinced but that school personnel should work on a farm and not a school. They are rude security smoke in the school gate and next to the children talk with attitude to children and not to mention the vice principal who is always screaming and looking owed and not paid . Where will be the principal ... sorry for the mothers who continue to have their children there ... Thank God it's the last year of my daughter's school in that school

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the school has great potential under the leadership of Mr. Wright. However I feel that the teacher commitment and dedication to teaching the children and providing them with a strong curriculum should be challenged. I feel that the children's mind are not being challenged enough and therefore it will continue to allow them to achieve below average. I feel that the teachers should be re-evaluated and that as principal he should not feel that just because they were good 10 years ago means that they are the same caring and strong teachers prepared and ready to send forth strong minds and bodies today. Don't lose focus on the children re-evaluate your staff. I have children that quote remarks from one of their teachers and she seems famous for saying I don't care at least once a day as it relates to things they should feel comfortable asking her.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the some do not put the safety of the kids first nor do I think they are giving our kids the tools they need to be successful in the future.

  • (11 years ago)

    We have a very good Principal. The success of this school is primary because of his leadership. He is concern about his faculty and especially his students. He tries to meet all the needs of the teachers when it comes to teaching tools. He send all his teachers to seminars to enhance their teaching ability.

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