School Details

Cedar Grove Elementary School

179 Cedar Grove Road, Toms River, NJ 08753
(732) 505-5830
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 & ungraded 883 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

78%
73%
66%
83%
79%
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
  • Toms River Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
63%
60%
84%
79%
75%
98%
93%
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
  • Toms River Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
66%
62%
88%
84%
80%

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
  • Toms River Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cedar Grove Elementary School is a public elementary school in Toms River. The principal of Cedar Grove Elementary School is Mr Jeffrey Ryan, whose e-mail is jryan@trschools.com. 883 students go to Cedar Grove Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 3% of the Cedar Grove Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 883 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cedar Grove Elementary School is 12:1. Washington Street Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 79%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Hispanic 11% 10%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.05%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 23%
Limited English proficiency 3% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My child who is an average student who has always been 'proficient' in both Math and Writing is now in 7th grade and still struggling with reading and writing. Hopefully they have revamped their archaic ineffective and inconsistent Reading/Writing curriculum. I have had to spend a lot of money on tutors for skills that should've been learned in earlier years. When I made mention of this to the administrators they blew it off so I was left to start the tutoring in 4th grade. If more parents didn't settle for grades rather than education this wouldn't be the norm.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son loves this school. He has straight A's works hard plays hard. This has always been the top rated school in town for a reason.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a teacher at Cedar Grove School I am proud of our 4th grade teachers. Thank you for acknowledging them

  • (4 years ago)

    Love this school!!! Great teachers. Great administrators. Our kids are so lucky to have adults that care about their success in the classroom and front office.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a son in there now and daughter who used to attend there. They employ excellent teachers who are wonderful with the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers great administators great staff!

  • (7 years ago)

    I attended Cedar Grove and both my children sorry too see that both my kids will no longer be in this school for the '08 '09 year. They are both now going into 7th and 6th grade. This school is so personable great teachers and staff nice programs available for all ages. I really felt that this was a more close -comfortable type school. Not congested and overfilled like most regular public schools around.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cedar Grove is a terrific school. We had three of our children there at one point. This summer we moved to another state so sadly our two children who were still at Cedar Grove had to transfer. Caring concerned teachers and a top academic program led by competent administrators were the hallmarks of Cedar Grove. The children who move into the area within the boundaries of Cedar Grove are fortunate indeed.

  • (7 years ago)

    What a wonderful school! We just moved to a new home in this area over the summer and our two children were registered for Cedar Grove. Both the principal and assistant were so welcoming and caring. We are so pleased with our children's teachers. You can tell that they both love their work. The academics are rigorous yet the children are carefully taught for understanding. I am very impressed by the math program the school uses. There are many special prgrams for the children and a great playground and outdoor atmosphere.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cedat Grove has such a warm inviting atmosphere. The teachers are caring and eager to help the students learn. The Principal and Supervisor are easily approachable and very supportive to staff and students. It is by far one of the best experiences I have had in an elementary school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and have been very happy to have them there. This is a school with a top academic program and kind and caring people from the principal on down. I was totally surprised by the one comment stating that the administrators are not well suited for the young ones. I have never heard anyone say this before and do not feel that it is at all true.

  • (8 years ago)

    Cedar grove is good as far as academics is concerned. Unfortunately the principal and vice principal do not belong in an elementary school. They need to be in charge of young adults for the simple fact that they do not know how to interact with children. As for the teachers so far the ones my child has had were not that bad. My next child will definitely be going to a different school... Unfortunately my child and i had to learn this the hard way.

  • (9 years ago)

    really nice place for kids-great teachers-young and energetic and older and more experienced could use more activities (sports clubs) at lower grades (only 5-6 allowed). really great administration and staff lots of opportunities for parental invlolvement

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