School Details

Jefferson Elementary School

Prospect St, West Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 228-5994
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 & ungraded 308 students 18 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

86%
81%
66%
83%
83%
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
  • Caldwell-West Caldwell School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
85%
60%
92%
87%
75%
99%
98%
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
  • Caldwell-West Caldwell School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
86%
62%
88%
91%
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
  • Caldwell-West Caldwell School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Jefferson Elementary School is a public elementary school in West Caldwell. The principal of Jefferson Elementary School is Mr Timothy Ayers, who can be contacted at tayers@cwcboe.org. 308 children attend Jefferson Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Jefferson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 8% of the 308 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Jefferson Elementary School is 18:1. Essex Fells Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 85%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% %
Hispanic 12% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8% 4%
Limited English proficiency 2% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Our son is in Jefferson and we are more than pleased with the attention from the teachers and administration. Any concern we've ever had has been answered in a timely manner. All of the family events have been extremely successful and fun. The only downside I'd say would be a lack of technology... there are some netbooks and computers in the library they share... but I think this is more of a district wide issue and not particular to this school. I believe with the upcoming standardized testing needing to use computers they will likely be investing more.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 children in Jefferson School and we have all a lot of satisfactions with this school

  • (8 years ago)

    My child has attended Jefferson kindergarten and 1st grade. We've been very satisfied with the quality of her teachers and the progress she has made. Parents here are very involved. If there was one area for improvement it would be smaller class sizes. I believe there are around 26 kids in the class.

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(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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