School Details

Grant Elementary School

104 Henry St, Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
(201) 641-0441
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 & ungraded 226 students 7 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

88%
74%
66%
94%
88%
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
  • Ridgefield Park School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
66%
59%
88%
88%
78%
100%
98%
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
  • Ridgefield Park School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
77%
61%
95%
89%
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
  • Ridgefield Park School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
83%
66%
85%
91%
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
  • Ridgefield Park School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Grant Elementary School is a public middle school in Ridgefield Park. The principal of Grant Elementary School is Ms Angela Bender and can be contacted at abender@rpps.net. 226 students attend Grant Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Grant Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 226 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Grant Elementary School is 7:1. Ridgefield Park Jr Sr High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 61% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 19% 32%
Asian 18% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 34%
Limited English proficiency 12% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Grant Elementary School is a wonderful School my daughter went in needing a lot of help and came along way in a short period of time with the Teachers help.It seems to me that the Teachers and staff care about the children.Were very happy and thankful with Grant School.

  • (1 year ago)

    Grant school is the best over all school in ridgefield park. I was previously in the 6th grade there and every single morning you got treated with the respect you deserve. For example everyone always says good morning. I miss it so much but I still strongly suggest that you should send your child there.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child went to Grant School for kindergarten and was constantly harassed by Mrs. Romba. My child was at a higher level than the others (Not a prodigy just slightly ahead) and was bored because while others were learning to read my child could read pretty well. Mrs Romba did not challenge my child with higher level material so my child continued to be bored and started talking to others (Worst offense) she in-turn sent my child to the Principals office. When I spoke to her and said my child was gifted she said that my child was "not gifted". Well my child is no longer in Grant school and is in Gifted and Talented at the present school. Have your kids go to Roosevelt school. Its much better.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son goes in this school in Kindergarten and at this time he and my family is quite happy overall. Its a small school but fits perfectly with the village style living which is only 10 miles from Manhattan NYC - busiest city in the world ) - hence love it.

  • (7 years ago)

    Grant School has come along way..from being a so-so school to being number one Elementary School in the State! Kudos to Mr. Onorato and Mrs. Bender and the wonderful teachers at Grant School!

  • (7 years ago)

    Mrs. Beeman a second grade teacher is a teacher 'above the class'. Her organization motivation and interest in teaching is unique and has a positive impact on children.

  • (7 years ago)

    The Village of Ridgefield Park has come such a long way. They are currently #1 in the state with the 4th grade assessments. The Superintendent Vice Superintendent as well as the Board members Teachers Principals have all contributed their knowledge of teaching to the students to achieve great success. A Great big thank you to all who have taught our children the means to become a successful member of society that will benefit their lifetime as well as the others who surround them. The Academic programs have benefited our children greatly. The principal has and follows her open door policy. This makes us feel as if we are a big part of the school. Grant school feels like home which is where the HEART is! Congratulations and thank you to all.

  • (9 years ago)

    Ms. Spina the third Grade teacher is an excellent teacher. I can see the changes in my son's attitude in his study and towards the school. Excellent job.

  • (10 years ago)

    Quality education is not provided at Grant School. Partially because the parents of the students in this school don't care about the education in which the children are receiving. Parents need to stop looking at school as 'child care' and focus on quality education. The teachers get paid well but there doesn't seem to be any pressure to produce.

  • (10 years ago)

    I would not consider sending my child back to this school. Some of the teachers are nice young and good. However the quality of education is poor. If they kept the good teachers there may be a difference.

  • (11 years ago)

    In my opinion this school is the best. Mr.Onorato is a fantastic Principal.This man truly and deeply cares for each and everyone of his students. No matter the weather he is out there every morning to greet them and at 3 00 he is out there to send them on their way. He is always available to parents and their needs. The teachers are as wonderful. I feel very safe and I am proud my child attends this school.

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