Shady Lane Elementary School

Summary:

Shady Lane Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Westville, New Jersey, serving grades 1-5 with a total enrollment of 386 students. Despite its diverse student population, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools and struggles with lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students compared to nearby schools.

Shady Lane Elementary School has a more racially diverse student population than nearby schools, with 39.12% White, 18.91% African American, 24.09% Hispanic, and 11.4% Asian students. However, the school's academic performance on state assessments is significantly below the state and Deptford Township Public School District averages, with proficiency rates ranging from 12.2% to 46.5% across different grade levels and subject areas. The school also experiences higher chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 8.2% to 14.6% over the past 5 years, which may be contributing to the lower academic performance.

Compared to nearby schools like Central Early Childhood Center and Lake Tract Elementary School, which are also part of the Deptford Township Public School District, Shady Lane Elementary School has a significantly lower academic performance. This suggests that there may be unique challenges or factors specific to Shady Lane Elementary School that are contributing to its underperformance. However, the school's lower student-teacher ratio and its ranking history, which has reached 2 stars out of 5 in some years, indicate that there may be opportunities for improvement with the right strategies and interventions.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 130 Peach Street
       Westville, NJ  08093-9718


(856) 384-6046

District: Deptford Township Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
975th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,987 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  386

Racial breakdown:

White:
39.1%
Hispanic:
24.1%
African American:
18.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.1% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Shady Lane Elementary School ranks worse than 72.7% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Deptford Township Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.94. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Shady Lane Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (39.1%), Hispanic (24.1%), African American (18.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Deptford Township Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Shady Lane Elementary School is 10.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Deptford Township Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Shady Lane Elementary School is $7,987, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Deptford Township Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Shady Lane Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Shady Lane Elementary School 975th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Shady Lane Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Deptford Township Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Deptford Township Public School District 479th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Shady Lane Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 40.81 828th 1204 31.2%
2004 39.16 939th 1298 27.7%
2005 32.14 1018th 1303 21.9%
2006 29.64 1055th 1314 19.7%
2007 39.70 988th 1329 25.7%
2008 33.26 1036th 1338 22.6%
2009 35.22 1012th 1346 24.8%
2010 44.75 903rd 1354 33.3%
2011 41.99 933rd 1360 31.4%
2012 40.91 939th 1363 31.1%
2013 42.31 920th 1367 32.7%
2014 40.26 946th 1363 30.6%
2015 38.59 864th 1357 36.3%
2016 21.89 1091st 1346 18.9%
2017 18.79 1116th 1352 17.5%
2018 22.89 1088th 1353 19.6%
2019 23.61 1076th 1360 20.9%
2021 30.06 869th 1317 34.0%
2022 26.94 980th 1345 27.1%
2023 27.94 975th 1342 27.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 57.46 143rd 489 70.8%
2023 45.53 215th 499 56.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.40 774th 1001 22.7%
2019 19.23 809th 1007 19.7%
2021 24.83 647th 868 25.5%
2022 33.33 572nd 949 39.7%
2023 33.37 576th 958 39.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.81 814th 942 13.6%
2019 30.96 658th 948 30.6%
2021 65.28 173rd 839 79.4%
2022 39.15 510th 863 40.9%
2023 35.55 580th 910 36.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.04 984th 1333 26.2%
2019 33.77 923rd 1331 30.7%
2021 38.00 761st 1290 41.0%
2022 29.83 913th 1326 31.1%
2023 31.89 889th 1318 32.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.90 1089th 1334 18.4%
2019 17.85 1112th 1335 16.7%
2021 25.95 899th 1297 30.7%
2022 26.59 958th 1324 27.6%
2023 26.48 962nd 1315 26.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.65 341st 517 34.0%
2019 34.58 371st 522 28.9%
2021 49.36 201st 456 55.9%
2022 53.92 213th 494 56.9%
2023 49.64 217th 463 53.1%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.95 732nd 870 15.9%
2019 43.04 501st 899 44.3%
2021 41.82 483rd 896 46.1%
2022 25.18 719th 953 24.6%
2023 30.03 685th 982 30.2%
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Rank History for White students at Shady Lane Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.24 901st 1022 11.8%
2019 17.32 884th 1023 13.6%
2021 21.42 832nd 964 13.7%
2022 19.94 832nd 976 14.8%
2023 14.11 874th 975 10.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Shady Lane Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 357 86 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1989 364 79 3 5 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1990 362 82 4 7 1 n/a n/a 0 456
1991 349 109 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 468
1992 339 115 2 10 1 n/a n/a 0 467
1993 281 110 2 6 2 n/a n/a 0 401
1994 281 102 4 12 1 n/a n/a 0 400
1995 261 111 2 15 3 n/a n/a 0 392
1996 261 111 2 15 3 n/a n/a 0 392
1998 258 128 3 17 2 n/a n/a 0 408
1999 261 122 7 17 2 n/a n/a 0 409
2000 256 116 9 17 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2001 275 110 10 18 0 n/a n/a 0 413
2002 335 135 26 18 0 n/a n/a 0 514
2003 335 135 26 18 0 n/a n/a 0 514
2004 338 139 32 22 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2005 288 125 20 10 0 n/a n/a 0 443
2006 294 152 16 30 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2007 305 138 21 36 1 n/a n/a 0 501
2008 290 132 17 54 1 n/a n/a 0 494
2009 275 131 21 60 1 1 3 0 492
2010 284 118 24 69 1 1 6 0 503
2011 307 128 23 77 1 1 12 0 549
2012 283 145 29 79 1 2 8 0 547
2013 303 164 28 72 2 2 1 0 572
2014 256 138 22 65 2 2 0 0 485
2015 211 122 17 56 1 2 0 0 409
2016 223 131 17 64 1 2 0 0 438
2017 221 135 22 65 0 2 0 0 445
2018 200 133 21 63 0 1 1 0 419
2019 186 115 25 62 0 1 1 0 390
2020 171 116 34 76 0 1 8 0 406
2021 147 91 33 78 0 1 11 0 361
2022 138 92 38 78 0 0 23 0 369
2023 151 73 44 93 0 0 25 0 386

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Shady Lane Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 449 26.0 17.2 n/a
1989 451 27.0 16.7 n/a
1990 456 29.0 15.7 31.8
1991 468 29.0 16.1 26.9
1992 467 31.0 15.0 27.6
1993 401 25.0 16.0 37.9
1994 400 24.0 16.7 33.5
1995 392 22.0 17.8 37
1996 392 22.0 17.8 37
1998 408 22.0 18.5 36.8
1999 409 24.0 17.0 35.5
2000 398 23.0 17.3 42.7
2001 413 23.2 17.8 34.4
2002 514 28.0 18.4 39.1
2003 514 28.0 18.4 39.1
2004 531 30.0 17.7 40.5
2005 443 26.0 17.0 n/a
2006 492 30.0 16.4 36
2007 501 33.0 15.2 42.9
2008 494 25.0 19.8 41.5
2009 492 37.9 11.8 40.7
2010 503 28.0 17.9 40.6
2011 549 28.0 19.6 41.9
2012 547 35.2 15.5 46.3
2013 572 39.3 14.5 51.7
2014 485 37.4 12.9 55.5
2015 409 36.0 11.3 52.8
2016 438 38.0 11.5 55.9
2017 445 39.4 11.2 57.3
2018 419 35.4 11.8 54.7
2019 390 34.2 11.4 51.5
2020 406 33.6 12.0 46.1
2021 361 31.9 11.3 45.2
2022 369 32.9 11.2 35.5
2023 386 35.6 10.8 39.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Shady Lane Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 449 26.0 17.2 n/a
1989 451 27.0 16.7 n/a
1990 456 29.0 15.7 31.8
1991 468 29.0 16.1 26.9
1992 467 31.0 15.0 27.6
1993 401 25.0 16.0 37.9
1994 400 24.0 16.7 33.5
1995 392 22.0 17.8 37
1996 392 22.0 17.8 37
1998 408 22.0 18.5 36.8
1999 409 24.0 17.0 35.5
2000 398 23.0 17.3 42.7
2001 413 23.2 17.8 34.4
2002 514 28.0 18.4 39.1
2003 514 28.0 18.4 39.1
2004 531 30.0 17.7 40.5
2005 443 26.0 17.0 n/a
2006 492 30.0 16.4 36
2007 501 33.0 15.2 42.9
2008 494 25.0 19.8 41.5
2009 492 37.9 11.8 40.7
2010 503 28.0 17.9 40.6
2011 549 28.0 19.6 41.9
2012 547 35.2 15.5 46.3
2013 572 39.3 14.5 51.7
2014 485 37.4 12.9 55.5
2015 409 36.0 11.3 52.8
2016 438 38.0 11.5 55.9
2017 445 39.4 11.2 57.3
2018 419 35.4 11.8 54.7
2019 390 34.2 11.4 51.5
2020 406 33.6 12.0 46.1
2021 361 31.9 11.3 45.2
2022 369 32.9 11.2 35.5
2023 386 35.6 10.8 39.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Shady Lane Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $373 (4.7%) $7,614 (95.3%) $7,987

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Shady Lane Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1076th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 975th of 1342 Elementary schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Shady Lane Elementary School)39.125.3
 13.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Deptford Township Public School District)45.629.4
 16.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Shady Lane Elementary School)37.737.7
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Deptford Township Public School District)48.537.6
 10.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Shady Lane Elementary School)44.246.5
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Deptford Township Public School District)4335.6
 7.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Shady Lane Elementary School)24.338
 13.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Deptford Township Public School District)3531.8
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Shady Lane Elementary School)5027.4
 22.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Deptford Township Public School District)51.834
 17.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Shady Lane Elementary School)35.723
 12.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Deptford Township Public School District)45.932.9
 13%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Shady Lane Elementary School)26.927.3
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Deptford Township Public School District)46.135.7
 10.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.147.6
 8.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Shady Lane Elementary School)23.115.2
 7.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Deptford Township Public School District)35.725
 10.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.631.3
 9.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students390386
 1%
African American11573
 36.5%
American Indian00
Asian2544
 76%
Hispanic6293
 50%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White186151
 18.8%
Two or More Races125
 2400%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.5%39.1%
 12.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 386 students attended Shady Lane Elementary School.

Students at Shady Lane Elementary School are 39% White, 24% Hispanic, 19% African American, 11% Asian, 6% Two or more races.

Shady Lane Elementary School ranks 975th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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