J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 16 Kevin Road
       Scotch Plains, NJ  07076


(908) 757-7555

District: Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
164th of 1,317 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,390 Help

Students who attend J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Terrill Middle School
High:    Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.6
Number of students:  489

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.9%
Asian:
16.8%
Hispanic:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.6%

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Compare Details J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School ranks better than 87.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks first among 5 ranked elementary schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 85.26. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District. Student population at J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (59.9%), Asian (16.8%), Hispanic (12.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 1.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School is 12.6, which is the highest among 5 elementary schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District! (See more...)
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Compare J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School employs 38.5 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School is $7,390, which is the lowest among 5 elementary schools in the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School 164th of 1317 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District 128th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 69.42 453rd 1204 62.4%
2004 72.95 374th 1298 71.2%
2005 71.91 415th 1303 68.2%
2006 78.95 202nd 1314 84.6%
2007 77.94 206th 1329 84.5%
2008 76.41 286th 1338 78.6%
2009 76.84 292nd 1346 78.3%
2010 82.52 140th 1354 89.7%
2011 79.72 218th 1360 84.0%
2012 80.40 207th 1363 84.8%
2013 77.65 300th 1367 78.1%
2014 81.31 209th 1363 84.7%
2015 89.72 117th 1357 91.4%
2016 87.13 141st 1346 89.5%
2017 91.80 59th 1352 95.6%
2018 90.04 97th 1353 92.8%
2019 80.63 266th 1360 80.4%
2021 85.26 164th 1317 87.5%

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

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Enrollment information for J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 298 50 25 0 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1989 298 54 20 0 0 n/a n/a 0 372
1990 302 61 21 0 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1991 280 57 26 8 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1992 262 67 25 11 0 n/a n/a 0 365
1993 292 69 36 12 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1994 297 48 41 20 0 n/a n/a 0 406
1995 354 37 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1996 354 37 21 14 0 n/a n/a 0 426
1998 423 40 39 19 0 n/a n/a 0 521
1999 419 45 47 16 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2000 446 43 50 15 0 n/a n/a 0 554
2001 466 38 49 18 0 n/a n/a 0 571
2002 411 39 50 19 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2003 411 39 50 19 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2004 403 43 50 15 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2005 433 40 53 14 1 n/a n/a 0 541
2006 437 43 48 20 0 n/a n/a 0 548
2007 417 47 51 29 1 n/a n/a 0 545
2008 403 37 61 26 1 n/a n/a 0 528
2009 397 41 57 22 1 1 0 0 519
2010 433 40 59 19 1 0 0 0 552
2011 394 39 59 31 1 0 10 0 534
2012 360 26 66 41 1 0 17 0 511
2013 352 25 57 41 0 1 22 0 498
2014 351 27 58 36 0 1 24 0 497
2015 315 26 57 36 0 1 22 0 457
2016 303 25 67 58 0 1 18 0 472
2017 341 27 74 57 0 2 15 0 516
2018 353 27 82 61 0 1 16 0 540
2019 356 32 76 69 0 0 19 0 552
2020 344 34 76 67 1 0 19 0 541
2021 293 33 82 60 1 0 20 0 489

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 J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 373 22.0 16.9 n/a
1989 372 25.0 14.8 n/a
1990 384 25.0 15.3 2.3
1991 371 21.0 17.6 1.9
1992 365 22.0 16.5 4.1
1993 409 22.5 18.2 4.6
1994 406 22.0 18.5 3.2
1995 426 24.5 17.4 3.8
1996 426 24.5 17.4 3.8
1998 521 31.0 16.8 1.7
1999 527 31.0 17.0 2.5
2000 554 32.0 17.3 4
2001 571 32.3 17.7 3.7
2002 519 31.0 16.7 3.7
2003 519 31.0 16.7 3.7
2004 511 32.3 15.8 3.9
2005 541 33.0 16.4 n/a
2006 548 34.0 16.1 2.7
2007 545 34.0 16.0 3.9
2008 528 31.0 17.0 2.3
2009 519 37.4 11.9 3.3
2010 552 30.0 18.4 2.9
2011 534 33.1 16.1 3
2012 511 36.2 14.0 1.6
2013 498 33.9 14.6 3.4
2014 497 34.0 14.6 3.2
2015 457 33.0 13.8 4.4
2016 472 33.0 14.3 5.3
2017 516 38.5 13.4 4.1
2018 540 38.2 14.1 2.6
2019 552 39.0 14.1 2
2020 541 38.5 14.0 1.7
2021 489 38.5 12.6 1.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 373 22.0 16.9 n/a
1989 372 25.0 14.8 n/a
1990 384 25.0 15.3 2.3
1991 371 21.0 17.6 1.9
1992 365 22.0 16.5 4.1
1993 409 22.5 18.2 4.6
1994 406 22.0 18.5 3.2
1995 426 24.5 17.4 3.8
1996 426 24.5 17.4 3.8
1998 521 31.0 16.8 1.7
1999 527 31.0 17.0 2.5
2000 554 32.0 17.3 4
2001 571 32.3 17.7 3.7
2002 519 31.0 16.7 3.7
2003 519 31.0 16.7 3.7
2004 511 32.3 15.8 3.9
2005 541 33.0 16.4 n/a
2006 548 34.0 16.1 2.7
2007 545 34.0 16.0 3.9
2008 528 31.0 17.0 2.3
2009 519 37.4 11.9 3.3
2010 552 30.0 18.4 2.9
2011 534 33.1 16.1 3
2012 511 36.2 14.0 1.6
2013 498 33.9 14.6 3.4
2014 497 34.0 14.6 3.2
2015 457 33.0 13.8 4.4
2016 472 33.0 14.3 5.3
2017 516 38.5 13.4 4.1
2018 540 38.2 14.1 2.6
2019 552 39.0 14.1 2
2020 541 38.5 14.0 1.7
2021 489 38.5 12.6 1.6

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 J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $09 (0.1%) $7,381 (99.9%) $7,390

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

Impact of COVID-19 on J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 266th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 164th of 1317 Elementary schools
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students552489
 11.4%
African American3233
 3.1%
American Indian01
Asian7682
 7.9%
Hispanic6960
 13%
Pacific Islander00
White356293
 17.7%
Two or More Races1920
 5.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2%1.6%
 0.4%




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