School Details

Number 27 Elementary School

250 Richmond Ave, Paterson, NJ 07502
(973) 321-0270
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 & ungraded 863 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

71%
41%
66%
66%
57%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
29%
59%
64%
58%
78%
82%
71%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
35%
61%
69%
58%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
39%
66%
86%
57%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
35%
65%
60%
37%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
62%
82%
63%
46%
69%
60%
51%
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
  • Paterson School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Number 27 Elementary School is a public middle school in Paterson. The principal of Number 27 Elementary School is Ms Boblyn Ranger-dobbs, who can be contacted at bdobbs@paterson.k12.nj.us. 863 students go to Number 27 Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Number 27 Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 863 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Number 27 Elementary School is 12:1. St. Mary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 64% 62%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 4%
Asian 12% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 86%
Limited English proficiency 4% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been in this school since kindergarten and it started out great. The lower grade teachers are awesome. Once she got to 6th grade things changed. The teacher is unorganized not prepared and focused too much on social networks. Using YouTube to teach my child history is not teaching what happened to history books and testing. Now it's all about blogs Instagram and Facebook. My daughters education is suffering because her teacher is doing a poor job and does not communicate to the parents when the child needs help. Thank god we will be moving soon and my child will get the education she deserves

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has been in School 27 since 3rd grade. She has been through ups and downs both scholastically and with her peers; however her teachers have shown nothing but support and go out on a limb to help her. Ms. Harvey Ms. Chapman Mrs. Aiello Mr. Pindilli are fantastic! Ms. Dobbs gets things done. Funny but a friend of mine transferred their daughter to a school in Haledon. That school was far below the academics of School 27. Nothing but good things going on here. However as another parent said make sure you child can attend School 27 because other schools in Paterson are horrible. Not crazy about the office administration or Ms. Ayala though.

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal Mrs Dobbs is The best. The teachers however need to show more of an interest in the well being of the children.

  • (6 years ago)

    Terrible administration although the new vp looks promising. Wonder school as a whole. Dedicated teachers that are the best. Only pta in paterson who do wonderful things- major drawback- dont buy a house unless they open enrollment because kids are being bussed to school across town and parents are not happy about that. Best school in town if you can get in!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    it has a good enviroment and has a very good college status this scool is chibin

  • (8 years ago)

    This is the first year my kids are in this school and I think the school is very good. The only thing I would suggest to change is the way the second-graders sit. They sit like in Kinder garden around tables in groups of about eight kids. I believe by now all those kids should be sitting independently in chairs.

  • (11 years ago)

    I think that if we parents would make presence in schools our kids would get better education with less students per classroom better discipline and letting the teachers and kids make a better work. Besides we pay a lot of taxes maybe less than other districts but we got nothing comparing to those.

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