School Details

Speedway Avenue Elementary School

701 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07106
(973) 374-2740
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-7 438 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

24%
42%
66%
27%
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
  • The Newark Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
49%
78%
48%
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
  • The Newark Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
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
  • The Newark Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

10%
35%
66%
33%
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
  • The Newark Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
56%
82%
24%
42%
69%
34%
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
  • The Newark Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Speedway Avenue Elementary School is a public middle school in Newark. The principal of Speedway Avenue Elementary School is Mr Gerald Samuels and can be contacted at gsamuels@nps.k12.nj.us. 438 children attend Speedway Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 74% of the 438 students here are paying reduced lunch prices.The class size at Speedway Avenue Elementary School is 13, and the ratio of students to teachers is 11:1. South Seventeenth Street Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 96% 57%
Hispanic 4% 34%
Asian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%
Multiracial 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 74% 82%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If you are a parent who cares about your child's education do not send your child to this school. The teachers and principal are focused on giving attitudes vs. teaching. Its doesn't seem like they are interested in making sure your child learn. To me it seemed like they were more interested in doing the basic of their jobs instead of putting their heart's into it. Its impossible for any child to learn since most of the children are disruptive and the teachers are clueless on how to correct the issue.

  • (1 year ago)

    Their is a need of more parent involvement and better PTO leadership overall this school has come a long way the children are working harder to improve their behavior and work abilities.

  • (4 years ago)

    the school has great teachers there needs to be a stronger principal in place. My daughter also recieves an excellent music and dance education which cant be found in most private schools.

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