University Heights Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 645 Paxson Avenue
       Hamilton, NJ  08690


(609) 631-4167

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District: Hamilton Township Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
632nd of 1,360 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,468 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  11.5
Number of students:  339

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.5%
Hispanic:
23.0%
African American:
15.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  26.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the New Jersey Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details University Heights Elementary School ranks better than 53.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 4th among 17 ranked elementary schools in the Hamilton Township Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.39. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at University Heights Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52.5%), Hispanic (23%), African American (15.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 26.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at University Heights Elementary School is 11.5, which is the 4th best among 17 elementary schools in the Hamilton Township Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at University Heights Elementary School is $12,468, which is the highest among 17 elementary schools in the Hamilton Township Public School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

University Heights Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks University Heights Elementary School 632nd of 1360 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See University Heights Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Hamilton Township Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hamilton Township Public School District 467th of 618 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for University Heights Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 52.91 683rd 1204 43.3%
2004 62.68 614th 1298 52.7%
2005 74.45 349th 1303 73.2%
2006 80.58 147th 1314 88.8%
2007 68.90 497th 1329 62.6%
2008 62.28 634th 1338 52.6%
2009 60.64 640th 1346 52.5%
2010 56.75 715th 1354 47.2%
2011 69.95 474th 1360 65.1%
2012 69.63 500th 1363 63.3%
2013 65.99 585th 1367 57.2%
2014 60.13 656th 1363 51.9%
2015 62.39 530th 1357 60.9%
2016 61.24 564th 1346 58.1%
2017 71.95 432nd 1352 68.0%
2018 59.61 584th 1353 56.8%
2019 56.39 632nd 1360 53.5%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Open Quote Both of my Children attended this school and I found the teachers to be approachable and extremely knowledgeable on subject matter and student development. Absolutely wonderful staff who get the most from almost every student. My two girls left University heights prepared for middle school & with very strong foundations for future development. Best school in Hamilton NJ in my humble opinion. Close Quote



Enrollment information for University Heights Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 406 7 38 4 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1989 388 8 24 2 0 n/a n/a 0 422
1990 382 8 31 2 0 n/a n/a 0 423
1991 372 8 30 1 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1992 351 12 26 6 0 n/a n/a 0 395
1993 339 14 29 5 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1994 321 20 24 5 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1995 317 20 23 10 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1996 317 20 23 10 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1998 329 23 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 377
1999 332 15 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 366
2000 288 15 10 8 3 n/a n/a 0 324
2001 279 9 21 5 2 n/a n/a 0 316
2002 307 11 14 14 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2003 307 11 14 14 0 n/a n/a 0 346
2004 330 13 15 16 3 n/a n/a 0 377
2005 332 15 12 17 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2006 345 19 12 21 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2007 328 22 16 32 0 n/a n/a 0 398
2008 321 24 21 34 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2009 306 34 14 34 2 0 0 0 390
2010 290 34 9 40 1 0 0 0 374
2011 284 22 13 29 3 0 4 0 355
2012 259 23 13 34 1 0 3 0 333
2013 245 30 15 39 0 1 4 0 334
2014 228 29 19 39 1 1 3 0 320
2015 211 17 20 38 0 0 5 0 291
2016 218 30 18 52 0 0 7 0 325
2017 216 25 17 50 0 1 8 0 317
2018 199 22 17 57 0 1 9 0 305
2019 180 35 17 75 0 1 12 0 320
2020 178 52 16 78 0 1 14 0 339

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 University Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 455 23.0 19.7 n/a
1989 422 22.0 19.1 n/a
1990 423 23.0 18.3 1.7
1991 411 22.0 18.6 2.9
1992 395 22.0 17.9 4.8
1993 387 21.0 18.4 3.1
1994 370 21.0 17.6 3.8
1995 370 20.0 18.5 5.7
1996 370 20.0 18.5 5.7
1998 377 21.0 18.0 4.8
1999 366 21.0 17.4 5.7
2000 324 20.0 16.2 8.3
2001 316 20.2 15.6 7.6
2002 346 22.0 15.7 8.4
2003 346 22.0 15.7 8.4
2004 377 23.0 16.4 8.2
2005 376 23.0 16.3 n/a
2006 397 24.0 16.5 5.3
2007 398 23.0 17.3 12.1
2008 400 19.0 21.1 10.5
2009 390 29.5 12.2 12.3
2010 374 22.0 17.0 16.3
2011 355 20.0 17.7 15.2
2012 333 24.0 13.8 18.3
2013 334 25.3 13.1 21.3
2014 320 26.9 11.8 25.3
2015 291 26.0 11.1 20.3
2016 325 27.0 12.0 24.9
2017 317 28.1 11.2 24.3
2018 305 28.5 10.6 23.6
2019 320 28.5 11.2 24.1
2020 339 29.2 11.5 26.3

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio University Heights Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 455 23.0 19.7 n/a
1989 422 22.0 19.1 n/a
1990 423 23.0 18.3 1.7
1991 411 22.0 18.6 2.9
1992 395 22.0 17.9 4.8
1993 387 21.0 18.4 3.1
1994 370 21.0 17.6 3.8
1995 370 20.0 18.5 5.7
1996 370 20.0 18.5 5.7
1998 377 21.0 18.0 4.8
1999 366 21.0 17.4 5.7
2000 324 20.0 16.2 8.3
2001 316 20.2 15.6 7.6
2002 346 22.0 15.7 8.4
2003 346 22.0 15.7 8.4
2004 377 23.0 16.4 8.2
2005 376 23.0 16.3 n/a
2006 397 24.0 16.5 5.3
2007 398 23.0 17.3 12.1
2008 400 19.0 21.1 10.5
2009 390 29.5 12.2 12.3
2010 374 22.0 17.0 16.3
2011 355 20.0 17.7 15.2
2012 333 24.0 13.8 18.3
2013 334 25.3 13.1 21.3
2014 320 26.9 11.8 25.3
2015 291 26.0 11.1 20.3
2016 325 27.0 12.0 24.9
2017 317 28.1 11.2 24.3
2018 305 28.5 10.6 23.6
2019 320 28.5 11.2 24.1
2020 339 29.2 11.5 26.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for University Heights Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $06 (0.0%) $12,462 (100.0%) $12,468

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education




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