Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Summary:

Grover Cleveland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rahway, New Jersey, serving students from pre-kindergarten to 6th grade as part of the Rahway Public School District. With a student population of 469, the school has a predominantly African American (48.83%) and Hispanic (34.12%) student body, and has consistently ranked in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools over the past decade.

Grover Cleveland Elementary School faces significant challenges, including high chronic absenteeism rates that have risen from 10.5% in 2016-2017 to 32.3% in 2021-2022, well above the rates of nearby schools like Roosevelt Elementary School (22.3%) and Madison Elementary School (19.2%). The school's academic performance, as measured by proficiency rates on the NJSLA, is consistently lower than the Rahway Public School District and the state of New Jersey averages, with significant disparities in subgroup performance.

While Grover Cleveland Elementary School's English Language Learners perform well, ranking in the top 30% of New Jersey elementary schools, the school's special education students and students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds perform significantly worse, ranking in the bottom 15% and 40% of the state, respectively. These challenges, coupled with the high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (59.91%), suggest that the school faces significant obstacles in supporting its diverse student population and improving overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 486 E Milton Ave
       Rahway, NJ  07065-5202


(732) 396-1040

District: Rahway Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1009th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,500 Help


Students who attend Grover Cleveland Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High:    Rahway High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  469

Racial breakdown:

African American:
48.8%
Hispanic:
34.1%
White:
7.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59.9% Help


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Compare Details Grover Cleveland Elementary School ranks worse than 75.2% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.16. (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 Racial makeup is: African American (48.8%), Hispanic (34.1%), White (7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Grover Cleveland Elementary School is 12.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Grover Cleveland Elementary School employs 37.8 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Grover Cleveland Elementary School is $12,500. 2 elementary schools in the Rahway Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Grover Cleveland Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Grover Cleveland Elementary School 1009th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Grover Cleveland Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Rahway Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Rahway Public School District 545th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Grover Cleveland Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 18.86 989th 1204 17.9%
2004 21.31 1098th 1298 15.4%
2005 15.49 1150th 1303 11.7%
2006 7.40 1209th 1314 8.0%
2007 9.15 1218th 1329 8.4%
2008 19.84 1150th 1338 14.1%
2009 23.32 1120th 1346 16.8%
2010 48.38 855th 1354 36.9%
2011 37.63 988th 1360 27.4%
2012 49.37 832nd 1363 39.0%
2013 25.20 1098th 1367 19.7%
2014 22.34 1124th 1363 17.5%
2015 28.18 997th 1357 26.5%
2016 29.09 997th 1346 25.9%
2017 18.68 1117th 1352 17.4%
2018 20.41 1114th 1353 17.7%
2019 16.86 1153rd 1360 15.2%
2021 16.58 1089th 1317 17.3%
2022 20.23 1073rd 1345 20.2%
2023 25.16 1009th 1342 24.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.83 203rd 434 53.2%
2019 32.24 307th 463 33.7%
2021 43.11 177th 411 56.9%
2022 58.27 136th 489 72.2%
2023 58.13 146th 499 70.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.03 783rd 1001 21.8%
2019 15.89 877th 1007 12.9%
2021 15.52 785th 868 9.6%
2022 17.18 822nd 949 13.4%
2023 14.89 858th 958 10.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.27 672nd 942 28.7%
2019 36.98 586th 948 38.2%
2021 33.81 573rd 839 31.7%
2022 33.30 578th 863 33.0%
2023 49.62 400th 910 56.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.93 1087th 1333 18.5%
2019 19.43 1097th 1331 17.6%
2021 19.43 1045th 1290 19.0%
2022 19.88 1052nd 1326 20.7%
2023 23.67 997th 1318 24.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.99 1056th 1334 20.8%
2019 17.40 1118th 1335 16.3%
2021 18.45 1033rd 1297 20.4%
2022 23.05 999th 1324 24.5%
2023 30.17 907th 1315 31.0%
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Rank History for African American students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.77 212th 517 59.0%
2019 38.79 337th 522 35.4%
2021 31.26 339th 456 25.7%
2022 43.39 275th 494 44.3%
2023 56.17 183rd 463 60.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.29 596th 870 31.5%
2019 34.52 588th 899 34.6%
2021 40.67 504th 896 43.8%
2022 40.91 525th 953 44.9%
2023 45.14 501st 982 49.0%
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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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Grover Cleveland Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 134 89 2 32 1 n/a n/a 0 258
1989 111 90 4 35 0 n/a n/a 0 240
1990 111 73 4 40 0 n/a n/a 0 228
1991 109 85 6 29 1 n/a n/a 0 230
1992 142 85 10 32 2 n/a n/a 0 271
1993 140 76 6 36 1 n/a n/a 0 259
1994 122 83 6 35 0 n/a n/a 0 246
1995 115 104 6 44 1 n/a n/a 0 270
1996 115 104 6 44 1 n/a n/a 0 270
1998 98 122 3 56 1 n/a n/a 0 280
1999 80 126 4 62 1 n/a n/a 0 273
2000 74 133 10 64 0 n/a n/a 0 281
2001 63 122 8 67 1 n/a n/a 0 261
2002 52 126 10 98 2 n/a n/a 0 288
2003 52 126 10 98 2 n/a n/a 0 288
2004 73 117 7 127 2 n/a n/a 0 326
2005 57 102 9 133 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2006 27 195 9 109 0 n/a n/a 0 340
2007 29 186 5 104 0 n/a n/a 0 324
2008 27 177 5 103 1 n/a n/a 0 313
2009 26 173 3 107 2 0 0 0 311
2010 31 154 0 113 2 1 1 0 302
2011 25 136 8 133 0 0 4 0 306
2012 29 149 11 148 0 0 6 0 343
2013 36 286 12 203 0 4 18 0 559
2014 31 279 11 191 1 3 19 0 535
2015 37 286 11 195 2 3 20 0 554
2016 33 284 13 164 1 3 30 0 528
2017 28 277 21 178 1 3 34 0 542
2018 28 280 26 181 2 3 39 0 559
2019 23 275 20 187 2 2 39 0 548
2020 21 261 14 167 4 1 29 0 497
2021 22 262 20 166 6 2 35 0 513
2022 26 250 21 166 5 2 25 0 495
2023 33 229 21 160 4 0 22 0 469

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 Grover Cleveland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 258 14.0 18.4 n/a
1989 240 15.0 16.0 n/a
1990 228 14.0 16.2 20.2
1991 230 14.0 16.4 27
1992 271 15.0 18.0 23.6
1993 259 15.0 17.3 25.9
1994 246 14.0 17.6 31.3
1995 270 14.0 19.3 36.3
1996 270 14.0 19.3 36.3
1998 280 14.0 20.0 25
1999 273 15.0 18.2 28.9
2000 281 15.0 18.7 46.6
2001 261 15.3 17.1 46
2002 288 23.0 12.5 52.1
2003 288 23.0 12.5 52.1
2004 326 21.0 15.5 45.4
2005 301 20.0 15.1 n/a
2006 340 23.0 14.8 55
2007 324 22.0 14.7 57.1
2008 313 19.0 16.5 60.1
2009 311 25.8 9.5 63.7
2010 302 20.0 15.1 66.6
2011 306 18.2 16.8 61.1
2012 343 22.1 15.4 64.1
2013 559 37.3 14.9 71
2014 535 37.5 14.2 65
2015 554 38.0 14.5 63.9
2016 528 36.0 14.6 63.1
2017 542 40.0 13.5 50.7
2018 559 44.0 12.7 63.1
2019 548 44.0 12.4 64.8
2020 497 43.0 11.5 55.7
2021 513 40.3 12.7 58.9
2022 495 38.3 12.9 41.4
2023 469 37.8 12.4 59.9

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 Grover Cleveland Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 258 14.0 18.4 n/a
1989 240 15.0 16.0 n/a
1990 228 14.0 16.2 20.2
1991 230 14.0 16.4 27
1992 271 15.0 18.0 23.6
1993 259 15.0 17.3 25.9
1994 246 14.0 17.6 31.3
1995 270 14.0 19.3 36.3
1996 270 14.0 19.3 36.3
1998 280 14.0 20.0 25
1999 273 15.0 18.2 28.9
2000 281 15.0 18.7 46.6
2001 261 15.3 17.1 46
2002 288 23.0 12.5 52.1
2003 288 23.0 12.5 52.1
2004 326 21.0 15.5 45.4
2005 301 20.0 15.1 n/a
2006 340 23.0 14.8 55
2007 324 22.0 14.7 57.1
2008 313 19.0 16.5 60.1
2009 311 25.8 9.5 63.7
2010 302 20.0 15.1 66.6
2011 306 18.2 16.8 61.1
2012 343 22.1 15.4 64.1
2013 559 37.3 14.9 71
2014 535 37.5 14.2 65
2015 554 38.0 14.5 63.9
2016 528 36.0 14.6 63.1
2017 542 40.0 13.5 50.7
2018 559 44.0 12.7 63.1
2019 548 44.0 12.4 64.8
2020 497 43.0 11.5 55.7
2021 513 40.3 12.7 58.9
2022 495 38.3 12.9 41.4
2023 469 37.8 12.4 59.9

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 Grover Cleveland Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $257 (2.1%) $12,243 (97.9%) $12,500

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Grover Cleveland 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 1153rd of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1009th of 1342 Elementary schools
 9.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)25.722.7
 3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)32.825.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)24.337.3
 13%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)39.631.7
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)33.341.5
 8.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.341
 2.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)25.724.6
 1.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)32.323.3
 9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)31.839.7
 7.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)43.645.1
 1.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)23.918.8
 5.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)25.922.7
 3.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)41.534.2
 7.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Rahway Public School District)49.637.5
 12.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Grover Cleveland Elementary School)28.920.8
 8.1%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Rahway Public School District)2620.3
 5.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students548469
 14.4%
African American275229
 16.7%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian2021
 5%
Hispanic187160
 14.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White2333
 43.5%
Two or More Races3922
 43.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients64.8%59.9%
 4.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Grover Cleveland Elementary School

Grover Cleveland Elementary School ranks in the bottom 24.8% of New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 469 students attended Grover Cleveland Elementary School.

Students who attend Grover Cleveland Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy
High : Rahway High School

Students at Grover Cleveland Elementary School are 49% African American, 34% Hispanic, 7% White, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.


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