School Details

Merriam Avenue Elementary School

81 Merriam Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-7202
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 499 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

47%
47%
66%
53%
53%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
60%
81%
81%
75%
91%
91%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
62%
63%
63%
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
  • Newton School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Merriam Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newton. The principal of Merriam Avenue Elementary School is Mrs Karen Perez, whose e-mail is kperez@newtonnj.org. 499 students attend Merriam Avenue Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0.8% of the Merriam Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 499 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Merriam Avenue Elementary School is 9:1. Florence M. Burd Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 17% 11%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 27%
Limited English proficiency 0.8% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Merriam Avenue School the teachers have been wonderful and the technology is great. The teachers librarian music spanish and other special items offered are also top notch. The one item lacking is the parent involvement you see the same parents helping and doing at all the events.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great school as a whole. Academics social aspects citizenship and extra curricular activities. There are so many activities to choose from and great parent involvement as well!

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is given the attention she needs and is well motivated to do her work which I feel is because of the teachers willingness to deal with every child individually.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son goes to this school. Its a nice school as far as teachers and staff goes-however academically my son is in classes with students that need 'more attention' or have learning disabilities and its not fair for both groups of students. My son gets board quickly while he completes his work and is waiting on those who need aid and the teachers need to stop the class to focus on those individuals. There is also not alot of school activites.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter goes to this school and I feel it has the best teachers on staff and she loves going to school everyday.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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