School Details

John Adams Elementary School

1450 Redmond Street, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
(732) 289-3102
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 704 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

66%
69%
66%
77%
79%
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
  • North Brunswick Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
56%
59%
73%
81%
78%
78%
87%
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
  • North Brunswick Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
62%
61%
81%
82%
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
  • North Brunswick Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John Adams Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Brunswick. The principal of John Adams Elementary School is Dr Frederick Johnson and can be contacted at fjohnson@nbtschools.org. 704 students attend John Adams Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 10% of the John Adams Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 27% of the 704 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at John Adams Elementary School is 10:1. Nuview Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 29%
Asian 37% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 25%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 20%
Hispanic 16% 25%
Multiracial 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.04%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 33%
Limited English proficiency 10% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My child loves going to school everyday and I owe that to the wonderful staff of John Adams. They are the only elementary school that consistently pass the standardized test!

  • (1 year ago)

    John Adams Elementary School. I'm very happy with the school. Both the principle and teachers are very caring. Teachers teach according to your child's ability and challenge is given to those who have higher abilities so that they learn more and are not bored. My child is very happy with the school and so am I.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child is in the preschool program and I find that it is inexplicable why they charge so much money for a program that basically does nothing for children except give them 2 hours of social time. The teacher was the most difficult uncommunicative person I have ever meet and I felt snubbed by her. She is elderly and does not have any idea how to use computers or email. The township and school also does not have any proper feedback forum. If parents knew how inefficient this program is they may not fight to get their children in it. Overal quite bad quality.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter now 11 loves the years she spent with the teachers in this school. She has been at John Adams for 5 years loved every day of it. I owe a big thank you to the teachers and staff of John Adams.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is John Adams first year with an all day kindergarten classes and I understand there may be some adjustments by the staff however our children are not being given homework until mid October. I find this unacceptable and question the learning methods of this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child loves going to school everyday and I owe that to the wonderful staff of John Adams. They are the only elementary school that consistently pass the standardized test!

  • (9 years ago)

    I really like John Adams my daughter loves going there. All she talks about is how much she likes her teachers. I'm really glad to know that she is being taught well in John Adams.

  • (10 years ago)

    Extremely poor handling of students with learning disabilities. Nothing gets done for them unless the parent does it. Its like pulling teeth to get anything out of them. The special ed teachers are good but unfortunately children spend very limited time with them so there is only so much they can do for them. Their Summer program for special ed students really is awful. Have seen problems with them in this area for multiple generations now.

  • (10 years ago)

    Exelent in dicipline. Good coordination among students teachers and parents making students more responsible to do their homework properly. Language and Math teaching skills are exelent. Little behind in internet or computer skills but no complaints. Rizwan.

  • (10 years ago)

    Poor handling of inter-student conflict. Children who repeatedly cause problems are not monitored to protect the children who don't. Conflict is met with psycho-babble rather than common sense.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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