School Details

Robert Gordon Elementary School

59 West Grant Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ 07204
(908) 245-2285
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 269 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Roselle Park Board of Education average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
63%
59%
77%
83%
78%
94%
97%
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
  • Roselle Park Board of Education average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
61%
61%
74%
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
  • Roselle Park Board of Education average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Robert Gordon Elementary School is a public elementary school in Roselle Park. The principal of Robert Gordon Elementary School is Mrs Frances Kenny and can be contacted at fkenny@rpsd.org. 269 students go to Robert Gordon Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 5% of the Robert Gordon Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 38% of the 269 students here have subsidized lunches.The class size at Robert Gordon Elementary School is 20, and the student to teacher ratio is 8:1. Ernest J. Finizio - Aldene Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 10%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 48%
Hispanic 41% 36%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 27%
Limited English proficiency 5% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has attended Robert Gordon since Kindergarten. She is about to enter 5th grade and thanks to her amazing teacher has always loved going to school. She is also reading a year above grade level and enjoys writing largely due to the exciting variety of the assignments given. She rarely complains about anything school related and often comes home with exciting stories to tell about her academics.

  • (3 years ago)

    my children were there 2 years i move to fl and the improve in everyway they didnt in r g school....with another principal i think something can be done....

  • (4 years ago)

    I currently have one child at Robert Gordon and one child that graduated from there. The child that graduated received an excellent education because she left there with honors and continues to do so in the Middle School. My child who is currenlty there had troubles reading in grades 1 and 2. Thanks to their excellent reading program my child is now getting A's in reading. This also save me from having to send him to an outside source like Sylvan which is approximately $1 200 for one class. I just want to thank the teachers there who helped my child achieve success. Robert Gordon is definetly underrated.

  • (10 years ago)

    Robert Gordon is a good elementary school. The faculty from Principal to teacher to teachers aide etc. really have the children's best interests at heart. I presently have 2 children in Robert Gordon and I am very happy with the curriculum the school is teaching. I personally have had only good experiences and both my children are happy and content with their educational experience at Robert Gordon. The special services department is definitely a well functioning department in our school district. The resource room in our school has dedicated teachers that are experienced in dealing with different learning disabilities. They are definitely an asset to our school district.

  • (10 years ago)

    Have been aware that several teachers rule by intimidation rather than by proven disciplinary techniques. Same teachers use a negative reinforcement disciplinary technique involving the revocation of tickets. The ticket revocation is indeed simple to administer however it is a constant reminder to the majority of children that they can never meet the perfect standard of retaining 10 tickets for an entire week and are thereby demotivated. Students parents and teachers would be better served by positive reinforcement discipline. The majority of teachers seem to be of adequate technical ability. The principal is involved exhibits leadership skills and applied knowledge of child behavior modification techniques. The principal could provide more cohesive leadership in the area of discipline in the classroom rather than abdicating that role to the individual teachers. Reading writing and arithmetic skills are taught well however these subjects could be made more interesting for the students.

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Overall score

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