J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

Serves grades PK - 4

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year [note on school closures TBD].
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
16 Kevin Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone
(908) 757-7555
District
SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
UNION COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
541
Classroom Teachers
39

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to New Jersey

8

(10 is best)

Better than 79.1% of NJ schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

100 80 60 40 20 0
77%
52%
72%
49%
82%
54%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 4

80 60 40 20 0
65%
53%
67%
56%
62%
50%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
14
13
12
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade pk 54 10.0%
Kindergarten 76 14.0%
Grade 1 94 17.4%
Grade 2 115 21.3%
Grade 3 87 16.1%
Grade 4 112 20.7%
Total 541 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 65.9% 67.8% 42.8%
Black 6.5% 7.3% 15.2%
Hispanic 12.8% 13.4% 31.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 14.6% 11.1% 10.5%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 0.4% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 1.7% 4.0% 37.1%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.5% 3.0% 32.4%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.2% 1.0% 4.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 31,865 8,882,190
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 3,062.7 1,203
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.7% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 19.5% 18.7%
20-44 YEARS OLD 27.4% 31.9%
45-64 YEARS OLD 31.1% 27.7%
65 OR OLDER 16.4% 15.9%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 11,267 3,231,874
Single Parent Households With Children 6.5% 9.6%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.0% 89.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 62.2% 39.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 44.4% 24.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.9% 17.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.8% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 8.8% 14.6%
$30,000 - $49,999 7.3% 12.9%
$15,000 - $29,999 6.4% 10.4%
$15,000 or less 4.4% 8.1%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,280 $56,612,000 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,862 $10,252,000 9.6%
Staff $815 $4,488,000 4.2%
General Administration $186 $1,025,000 1.0%
School Administration $819 $4,509,000 4.2%
Operation $1,742 $9,592,000 9.0%
Transportation $331 $1,823,000 1.7%
Other $375 $2,063,000 1.9%
Total Support $6,129 $33,752,000 31.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,885 $15,889,000 15.0%
Total Expenditures $19,294 $106,253,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,128 $15,710,354,000 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,167 $3,060,054,000 9.6%
Staff $768 $1,083,625,000 3.4%
General Administration $407 $574,582,000 1.8%
School Administration $1,028 $1,451,598,000 4.5%
Operation $1,938 $2,736,501,000 8.6%
Transportation $777 $1,096,518,000 3.4%
Other $505 $712,711,000 2.2%
Total Support $7,590 $10,715,589,000 33.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,948 $5,573,392,000 17.4%
Total Expenditures $22,666 $31,999,335,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,069 $358,201,987,000 50.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $716 $36,303,849,544 5.1%
Staff $569 $28,839,133,000 4.1%
General Administration $233 $11,807,269,000 1.7%
School Administration $680 $34,450,660,000 4.8%
Operation $1,094 $55,418,509,000 7.8%
Transportation $494 $25,019,268,456 3.5%
Other $430 $21,796,799,000 3.1%
Total Support $4,216 $213,635,488,000 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,767 $140,198,177,000 19.7%
Total Expenditures $14,052 $712,035,652,000 100.0%