School Details

Cambridge Elementary School

35 Cambridge Road, Kendall Park, NJ 08824
(732) 297-2941
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 552 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

88%
80%
66%
92%
93%
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
  • South Brunswick Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
75%
59%
91%
92%
78%
98%
96%
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
  • South Brunswick Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
79%
61%
94%
90%
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
  • South Brunswick Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cambridge Elementary School is a public elementary school in South Brunswick. The principal of Cambridge Elementary School is Mrs Bonnie Capes, whose e-mail is bonnie.capes@sbschools.org. 552 students attend Cambridge Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian, and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Cambridge Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 6% of the 552 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Cambridge Elementary School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 10:1. Constable Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 7% 5%
Asian 47% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 40%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 9%
Multiracial 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.01%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6% 7%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Very happy with the school. We moved from a top ranked school district in CA and were a little apprehensive at first. My child is doing really well. Excellent new principal and a superlative music program.

  • (7 years ago)

    The new addition and renovations completed in September 2007 are wonderful. They not only improve classrooms but also improve the music art phys.ed lunch and afterschool spaces. The staff & administration of this school have exceeded our expectations. They are equal to or better than the other two elementary schools we've experienced in South Brunswick (Greenbrook and Monmouth Junction). We look forward to sending our second child there. Parents are encouraged to participate in school activities.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from Cambridge in 1994. I am graduating from college with an Engineering Degree in May. Cambridge developed my math and science skills by allowing me to attend upper grade classes for math. Also the music department was incrediable! Mr. Famous was principal when I was there. I loved Cambridge. I would love to go back to elementry school!

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers are caring and conscientous. However the administration is horrible! Mr. Famous the principal sits in his office and has no idea of what is going on in the school. Although he claims to welcome parent involvement he does not. He gets very nervous when parents are around and I am not quite certain what he is trying to hide. Miss Huggins the assistant principal is even worse.

  • (11 years ago)

    Cambridge is a unique local neighborhood school with a superior staff PTO and mix of students. Extra-curricular clubs such as drama mad science theater week etc. meet after school for further child enrichment. My daugter is in first grade and is reading Level 3 books (those are intended for grades 2-4). Her writing and math skills are well developed too. Her teacher is Mrs. Samelson. Mr. Famous the principal is attentive caring organized involved and very efficient in running this school. I would highly recommend it as 2 of my children have graduated from it and 1 is still in Cambridge. It got it's Blue Ribbon status for a good reason!!

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Overall score

(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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