School Details

Frederic W. Cook Elementary School

739 Leland Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4215
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-7 & ungraded 264 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

56%
43%
66%
73%
59%
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
  • Plainfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

26%
33%
59%
67%
57%
78%
88%
79%
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
  • Plainfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
36%
61%
81%
60%
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
  • Plainfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
32%
66%
86%
55%
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
  • Plainfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
32%
65%
85%
33%
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
  • Plainfield School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Frederic W. Cook Elementary School is a public middle school in Plainfield. The principal of Frederic W. Cook Elementary School is Ms Caryn Cooper and can be contacted at jmartucci@plainfield.k12.nj.us. 264 students attend Frederic W. Cook Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Frederic W. Cook Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 264 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Frederic W. Cook Elementary School is 9:1. I Am's Temple Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 45%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 1%
Hispanic 18% 54%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Multiracial 1% 0%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 76%
Limited English proficiency 2% 26%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I love this school. My son enjoys going there. Ms. Conlin (Kindergarten teacher ) is absolutley fantastic. My son loves her. I have only attended a few of the events. This Friday I went to the spring concert and the children were amazing. Great music teacher as well. Everyone is very pleasant. I LOVE THE NEW PRINCIPAL Mrs. Cooper. She's very friendly and approachable.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is wonderful my kids has been students for years. Starting from elementary and up. The teachers are kind and has allot of patience. My kids enjoy their school and their friends and have no problems doing their homework because the teachers do such a wonderful job explaining their work assignments.

  • (2 years ago)

    Although the classwork is challenging there are no after school assistance or activities for students. Some teachers communicate with parents but overall teachers do not respond to parents' concerns and there is no rapport between parents and teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school to a parent of a child that follows directions and had home training. If you are raising a bully or a child with anger issues and a foul mouth - F.W. Cook is for you. My son has been harrassed the entire school year and no faculty stepped in to stop this. He was attacked/assulted and the child that was the ring leader was not even suspended. There was no school nurse on site to see about my child's injurys the police were not notified by the school. The principal made 101 excuses as to why things happened but never once took responsibility for not having the school yard supervised. I am so thankful that my child son is in the 5th grade and is moving on next year. That school is the worst!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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