School Details

James J. Flynn Elementary School

850 Chamberlain Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 376-6080
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 871 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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71%
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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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
40%
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64%
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75%
78%
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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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

James J. Flynn Elementary School is a public elementary school in Perth Amboy. The principal of James J. Flynn Elementary School is Mr John Cilia, whose e-mail is johncilia@paps.net. 871 students go to James J. Flynn Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the James J. Flynn Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 871 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at James J. Flynn Elementary School is 9:1. Assumption Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 7%
Hispanic 84% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 66%
Limited English proficiency 6% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Flynn School has an amazing staff that not only teach our children but respect and guide them. Everyone from the lunch people custodians nurses teachers and both the principles and principle.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child loves this school and the small class sizes and involvement with the parent teacher relationship is just great. Simply put this school was far better then the higher rated schoool he attented in New York. Love the area of woodbridge and being a resident of Hopelawn. I am proud to call myself a New Jersey resident. Thank you Carol

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful teachers. Helped my child get through the tough subjects with extra attention by tudoring and his grades reflected that. Started him off great for later on. Now he is entering fifth grade and loves this area. So glad I moved from New York City to New Jersey for this great school and the ones to come.

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended this this school from kindergarten through 5th grade. Yes James J. Flynn school used to have 5th grade. It was my neighborhood school and it was diverse with students from the neighboring areas. I have fond memories of this school. I felt supported and cared for by the teachers and administrators. Of course this was 40+ years ago. Mr. Mascara was the Principal then. I can only wish your child will leave James J Flynn school with the memories I still hold dear to my heart.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not able to rate my daughter s teacher as it s her first day in Kindergarten today but I do have a whole lot to say about the Principal Mr. Cilia. He is the rudest most inarticulate person I have ever come across. He belittles parents and has not a clue on communication or people skills. As a former Perth Amboy student it is saddening to see there has been no progress in the school district since I was a student over 10 years ago. It is even more disturbing to see a former guidance counselor speak to anyone in that tone let alone screaming at parents over the mike at Kindergarten orientation. Yes it was a circus. He is one of the prime examples of why there will never be process in the town of Perth Amboy and why this particular district will always be categorized as urban. My daughter has yet to complete her fist day in Kindergarten and I have already regretted our decision. For those young couples that still reside in Perth Amboy please take this into consideration before you have kids. Get married save your money and get out!

  • (5 years ago)

    the only problem is the food

  • (7 years ago)

    i used to go to this school ! and its awesome ! i loved it ! especially my teachers ! mrs. flisser mrs. linnell and mrs. paver. i love you flynn school !!!!

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

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