James Caldwell Elementary School

Summary:

James Caldwell Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades 3-5 in the Springfield Public School District in New Jersey, with a student population of 219.

James Caldwell Elementary School is a high-performing school, consistently ranking among the top elementary schools in New Jersey. The school has strong academic performance, with a higher percentage of students proficient or better in NJSLA English Language Arts and Mathematics compared to the state average. Additionally, the school has a more racially diverse student population and low chronic absenteeism rates, which are likely contributing factors to its success. The school's relatively low student-teacher ratio and higher spending per student compared to nearby schools may also play a role in its academic achievements.

While James Caldwell Elementary School outperforms other schools in the Springfield district, such as Edward V. Walton Primary School and Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School, it still lags behind the top-performing schools in the nearby Millburn Township School District, such as Wyoming School and Hartshorn School. This suggests that there is room for improvement and potential to learn from the best practices of these higher-achieving schools.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 36 Caldwell Place
       Springfield, NJ  07081


(973) 376-1025

District: Springfield Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
352nd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,601 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  219

Racial breakdown:

White:
56.6%
Hispanic:
22.4%
African American:
10.5%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  11.9% Help


 See top rated New Jersey elementary schools

 Compare James Caldwell Elementary School to nearby elementary schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details James Caldwell Elementary School ranks better than 73.8% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.33. (See more...)
Help
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
Help
Compare Details James Caldwell Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Springfield Public School District. Racial makeup is: White (56.6%), Hispanic (22.4%), African American (10.5%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 11.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Springfield Public School District. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at James Caldwell Elementary School is 11, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Springfield Public School District! (See more...)
Help
Compare James Caldwell Elementary School employs 19.9 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at James Caldwell Elementary School is $15,601, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Springfield Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

James Caldwell Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks James Caldwell Elementary School 352nd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See James Caldwell Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


Special Education students:
Female students:
Male students:
African American students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Springfield Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Springfield Public School District 188th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for James Caldwell Elementary School?

Rank History for James Caldwell Elementary School

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 73.33 380th 1204 68.4%
2004 74.62 337th 1298 74.0%
2005 64.29 592nd 1303 54.6%
2006 69.88 472nd 1314 64.1%
2007 72.89 376th 1329 71.7%
2008 74.08 359th 1338 73.2%
2009 71.64 427th 1346 68.3%
2010 71.87 415th 1354 69.4%
2011 79.96 211th 1360 84.5%
2012 79.92 220th 1363 83.9%
2013 71.58 455th 1367 66.7%
2014 73.25 402nd 1363 70.5%
2015 62.99 518th 1357 61.8%
2016 75.48 351st 1346 73.9%
2017 72.19 426th 1352 68.5%
2018 79.51 272nd 1353 79.9%
2019 75.10 371st 1360 72.7%
2022 83.13 237th 1345 82.4%
2023 75.33 352nd 1342 73.8%
See the entire list of New Jersey Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for Special Education students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.22 229th 1001 77.1%
2019 32.78 615th 1007 38.9%
2022 89.70 62nd 949 93.5%
2023 36.33 535th 958 44.2%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.95 43rd 942 95.4%
2022 71.82 168th 863 80.5%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for Female students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.77 192nd 1333 85.6%
2019 74.59 341st 1331 74.4%
2022 79.08 282nd 1326 78.7%
2023 78.63 274th 1318 79.2%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.33 352nd 1334 73.6%
2019 74.14 346th 1335 74.1%
2022 83.14 220th 1324 83.4%
2023 70.34 386th 1315 70.6%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for African American students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 86.18 48th 494 90.3%
2023 91.31 27th 463 94.2%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.79 112th 870 87.1%
2019 82.30 106th 899 88.2%
2022 80.17 141st 953 85.2%
2023 81.52 135th 982 86.3%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at James Caldwell Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.28 146th 1022 85.7%
2019 67.13 328th 1023 67.9%
2022 83.26 115th 976 88.2%
2023 72.99 232nd 975 76.2%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for White Students!

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.

James Caldwell Elementary School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 





Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for James Caldwell Elementary School.

If you have first-hand knowledge about James Caldwell Elementary School, submit a rating!


Reviews:
No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for James Caldwell Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 194 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 195
1989 200 2 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 207
1990 206 1 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 215
1991 243 1 6 7 0 n/a n/a 0 257
1992 230 2 10 6 0 n/a n/a 0 248
1993 243 3 8 5 0 n/a n/a 0 259
1994 243 2 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1995 205 5 11 13 1 n/a n/a 0 235
1996 205 5 11 13 1 n/a n/a 0 235
1998 211 6 9 22 0 n/a n/a 0 248
1999 223 6 3 25 0 n/a n/a 0 257
2000 235 5 7 23 0 n/a n/a 0 270
2001 228 8 9 32 0 n/a n/a 0 277
2002 230 9 20 36 0 n/a n/a 0 295
2003 230 9 20 36 0 n/a n/a 0 295
2004 213 11 18 42 0 n/a n/a 0 284
2005 220 16 16 46 0 n/a n/a 0 298
2006 160 13 11 38 0 n/a n/a 0 222
2007 164 12 9 36 0 n/a n/a 0 221
2008 161 6 16 40 0 n/a n/a 0 223
2009 167 7 14 36 0 0 0 0 224
2010 163 5 12 29 0 2 1 0 212
2011 161 12 12 23 0 4 2 0 214
2012 171 10 14 35 0 4 3 0 237
2013 173 17 16 41 0 3 5 0 255
2014 175 20 25 49 0 2 2 0 273
2015 148 16 23 52 0 2 4 0 245
2016 156 22 33 64 0 1 7 0 283
2017 140 19 24 73 0 1 8 0 265
2018 143 27 24 58 0 1 12 0 265
2019 163 19 18 39 1 2 13 0 255
2020 160 26 20 44 0 2 11 0 263
2021 154 20 14 50 0 1 10 0 249
2022 137 26 10 40 0 3 12 0 228
2023 124 23 9 49 0 2 12 0 219

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 James Caldwell Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 195 15.0 13.0 n/a
1989 207 16.0 12.9 n/a
1990 215 17.0 12.6 1.4
1991 257 19.0 13.5 0
1992 248 19.0 13.0 2
1993 259 17.5 14.8 2.7
1994 263 17.5 15.0 5.7
1995 235 16.5 14.2 5.1
1996 235 16.5 14.2 5.1
1998 248 16.0 15.5 6
1999 257 15.0 17.1 7.4
2000 270 16.0 16.9 5.2
2001 277 17.1 16.2 5.8
2002 295 24.0 12.3 7.8
2003 295 24.0 12.3 7.8
2004 284 24.0 11.8 8.1
2005 298 23.2 12.8 n/a
2006 222 15.6 14.2 8.1
2007 221 18.2 12.1 9
2008 223 14.0 15.9 9.4
2009 224 16.1 10.6 9.8
2010 212 14.0 15.1 7.5
2011 214 14.2 15.0 6.1
2012 237 17.8 13.2 11
2013 255 15.0 17.0 11.8
2014 273 19.0 14.3 14.7
2015 245 18.0 13.6 13.5
2016 283 19.0 14.8 15.5
2017 265 19.0 13.9 14
2018 265 20.0 13.2 12.8
2019 255 19.0 13.4 15.3
2020 263 20.0 13.1 15.6
2021 249 20.0 12.4 14.1
2022 228 21.5 10.6 9.2
2023 219 19.9 11.0 11.9

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 James Caldwell Elementary School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 195 15.0 13.0 n/a
1989 207 16.0 12.9 n/a
1990 215 17.0 12.6 1.4
1991 257 19.0 13.5 0
1992 248 19.0 13.0 2
1993 259 17.5 14.8 2.7
1994 263 17.5 15.0 5.7
1995 235 16.5 14.2 5.1
1996 235 16.5 14.2 5.1
1998 248 16.0 15.5 6
1999 257 15.0 17.1 7.4
2000 270 16.0 16.9 5.2
2001 277 17.1 16.2 5.8
2002 295 24.0 12.3 7.8
2003 295 24.0 12.3 7.8
2004 284 24.0 11.8 8.1
2005 298 23.2 12.8 n/a
2006 222 15.6 14.2 8.1
2007 221 18.2 12.1 9
2008 223 14.0 15.9 9.4
2009 224 16.1 10.6 9.8
2010 212 14.0 15.1 7.5
2011 214 14.2 15.0 6.1
2012 237 17.8 13.2 11
2013 255 15.0 17.0 11.8
2014 273 19.0 14.3 14.7
2015 245 18.0 13.6 13.5
2016 283 19.0 14.8 15.5
2017 265 19.0 13.9 14
2018 265 20.0 13.2 12.8
2019 255 19.0 13.4 15.3
2020 263 20.0 13.1 15.6
2021 249 20.0 12.4 14.1
2022 228 21.5 10.6 9.2
2023 219 19.9 11.0 11.9

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for James Caldwell Elementary School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $168 (1.1%) $15,433 (98.9%) $15,601

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

Impact of COVID-19 on James Caldwell 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 371st of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 352nd of 1342 Elementary schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (James Caldwell Elementary School)73.951.3
 22.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Public School District)69.755.4
 14.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (James Caldwell Elementary School)70.956.2
 14.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Springfield Public School District)72.459.2
 13.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (James Caldwell Elementary School)69.364.3
 5%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Public School District)73.364.2
 9.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (James Caldwell Elementary School)6265.2
 3.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Springfield Public School District)65.667.6
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (James Caldwell Elementary School)71.669.4
 2.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Springfield Public School District)75.673
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (James Caldwell Elementary School)59.666.6
 7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Springfield Public School District)66.963.3
 3.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students255219
 14.1%
African American1923
 21.1%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian189
 50%
Hispanic3949
 25.6%
Pacific Islander22
White163124
 23.9%
Two or More Races1312
 7.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients15.3%11.9%
 3.4%


Schools Near James Caldwell Elementary School









Frequently Asked Questions about James Caldwell Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 219 students attended James Caldwell Elementary School.

Students at James Caldwell Elementary School are 57% White, 22% Hispanic, 11% African American, 5% Two or more races, 4% Asian.

James Caldwell Elementary School ranks 352nd of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


Rate James Caldwell Elementary School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for James Caldwell Elementary School!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 50 milliseconds.