Red Bank Primary School outperformed peers but significantly lagged that state as a whole on academic achievement, according to data recently released by the New Jersey Department of Education.
The state's new performance reports, which replace the school report cards issued in past years, rates schools on a variety of metrics. The performance report looks at a school's ranking compared to the rest of the state and to a peer group with a similar demographic. Red Bank Primary School's peers included Spruce Street Elementary in Lakewood, West End School in Long Branch and Audrey W. Clark School in Long Branch, among others.
Red Bank Primary School outperformed 13 percent of the state and 60 percent of its peer group on academic achievement, which takes into account New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) results.
On the college and career readiness metric, which considers chronic absence results, Red Bank Primary School ranked above 60 percent of the state and 90 percent of its peer group.
Results for Red Bank Primary School on the student growth metric, which measures NJ ASK scores from one year to the next, were not available.
Schools scoring above the 80th percentile are considered very high performing; the 60th to 79.9th percentile is high performing; the 40th to 59.9th percentile is average performing; the 20th to 39.9th percentile is lagging; and scores below the 19.9th percentile are considered significantly lagging, according the state's scoring metric.
To see how other schools in the area fared, click the link here: http://education.state.nj.us/pr/nav.php?c=25