J Spencer Smith School

Serves grades KG - 5

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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
101 Downey Drive
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone
(201) 816-7715
District
TENAFLY PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
BERGEN COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
374
Classroom Teachers
28

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to New Jersey

10

(10 is best)

Better than 92.3% of NJ schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

J Spencer Smith School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 76 52
Proficiency in Reading 81 50
Proficiency in Math 70 55

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 84 54
Proficiency in Reading 85 57
Proficiency in Math 82 50

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 77 51
Proficiency in Reading 80 57
Proficiency in Math 74 46

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 13.53
AVG FOR DISTRICT 12.47
AVG FOR STATE 12.10
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 57 15.2%
Grade 1 52 13.9%
Grade 2 60 16.0%
Grade 3 71 19.0%
Grade 4 69 18.4%
Grade 5 60 16.0%
Total 374 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 60.3% 56.1% 43.9%
Black 3.1% 1.4% 15.7%
Hispanic 4.5% 7.2% 29.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 32.1% 35.3% 10.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.0% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 2.1% 2.3% 36.5%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.1% 1.5% 31.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.1% 0.8% 4.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 14,687 8,882,190
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 2,832.1 1,203
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 4.2% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 29.9% 18.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 21.4% 32.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 31.1% 27.9%
65 OR OLDER 13.3% 15.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 4,600 3,203,864
Single Parent Households With Children 3.7% 9.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.0% 89.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 81.5% 38.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 55.0% 22.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.6% 17.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.2% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 4.8% 14.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 7.9% 13.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 4.8% 11.0%
$15,000 or less 4.7% 8.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,773 $42,547,622 54.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,441 $8,821,774 11.2%
Staff $686 $2,479,204 3.1%
General Administration $252 $910,728 1.2%
School Administration $1,407 $5,084,898 6.5%
Operation $1,577 $5,699,278 7.2%
Transportation $96 $346,944 0.4%
Other $593 $2,143,102 2.7%
Total Support $7,052 $25,485,928 32.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,953 $10,672,142 13.6%
Total Expenditures $21,778 $78,705,692 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $11,015 $15,487,324,159 49.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $2,061 $2,897,747,403 9.3%
Staff $593 $834,099,359 2.7%
General Administration $397 $558,620,417 1.8%
School Administration $997 $1,401,340,416 4.5%
Operation $1,911 $2,686,765,332 8.6%
Transportation $754 $1,059,620,211 3.4%
Other $490 $688,604,947 2.2%
Total Support $7,203 $10,126,757,956 32.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,901 $5,484,201,846 17.6%
Total Expenditures $22,119 $31,098,296,526 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%