Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Summary:

Port Reading Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school serving 361 students in grades K-5 in the Woodbridge Township School District in New Jersey. The school has a diverse student population, with 24.93% White, 10.25% African American, 49.58% Hispanic, and 12.74% Asian students.

Despite its diverse student body, Port Reading Avenue Elementary School consistently performs below the Woodbridge Township School District and New Jersey state averages on standardized tests. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school's proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics were significantly lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels. For example, in 5th grade ELA, the school's proficiency rate was 24.4% compared to the district's 50% and the state's 53.2%. The school has a low statewide ranking, consistently placing in the bottom quarter of New Jersey elementary schools, and has experienced high rates of chronic absenteeism.

When compared to nearby schools in the Woodbridge Township School District, such as Mawbey Street Elementary School, Port Reading Avenue Elementary School is an outlier in terms of academic performance. The school's data also reveals significant racial disparities, with African American and Hispanic students performing significantly worse than their White and Asian peers. Additionally, the high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch suggests that socioeconomic factors may be contributing to the school's overall academic challenges.


Detail:

Public K-5

 Turner Street
       Port Reading, NJ  07064-1326


(732) 602-8409

District: Woodbridge Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1107th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,841 Help


Students who attend Port Reading Avenue Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Woodbridge High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.8 Help
Number of students:  361

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.6%
White:
24.9%
Asian:
12.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46.8% Help


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Compare Details Port Reading Avenue Elementary School ranks worse than 82.5% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 14th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Woodbridge Township School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.91. (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 Port Reading Avenue Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.6%), White (24.9%), Asian (12.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School is 11.8, which is the 5th best among 15 elementary schools in the Woodbridge Township School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School is $4,841, which is the 8th highest among 15 elementary schools in the Woodbridge Township School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Port Reading Avenue Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Port Reading Avenue Elementary School 1107th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Port Reading Avenue Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Woodbridge Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Woodbridge Township School District 383rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 52.38 690th 1204 42.7%
2004 48.64 835th 1298 35.7%
2005 45.10 881st 1303 32.4%
2006 38.19 969th 1314 26.3%
2007 52.20 837th 1329 37.0%
2008 71.36 431st 1338 67.8%
2009 73.79 375th 1346 72.1%
2010 68.83 477th 1354 64.8%
2011 70.63 449th 1360 67.0%
2012 63.25 629th 1363 53.9%
2013 48.54 843rd 1367 38.3%
2014 38.29 964th 1363 29.3%
2015 25.78 1026th 1357 24.4%
2016 31.91 955th 1346 29.0%
2017 19.14 1111th 1352 17.8%
2018 31.80 983rd 1353 27.3%
2019 30.76 987th 1360 27.4%
2021 20.94 1010th 1317 23.3%
2022 24.81 1008th 1345 25.1%
2023 18.91 1107th 1342 17.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.99 855th 1001 14.6%
2019 16.32 864th 1007 14.2%
2021 26.98 618th 868 28.8%
2022 23.75 704th 949 25.8%
2023 24.17 710th 958 25.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.44 574th 942 39.1%
2019 42.72 514th 948 45.8%
2021 46.81 401st 839 52.2%
2022 41.57 481st 863 44.3%
2023 38.82 534th 910 41.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.63 925th 1333 30.6%
2019 28.03 1000th 1331 24.9%
2021 21.34 1012th 1290 21.6%
2022 26.72 960th 1326 27.6%
2023 21.38 1031st 1318 21.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.03 957th 1334 28.3%
2019 34.92 892nd 1335 33.2%
2021 23.35 933rd 1297 28.1%
2022 24.81 980th 1324 26.0%
2023 18.77 1058th 1315 19.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 0.02 327th 348 6.0%
2023 0.11 326th 346 5.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 56.54 206th 522 60.5%
2021 92.37 19th 456 95.8%
2022 98.07 9th 494 98.2%
2023 27.02 367th 463 20.7%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.41 491st 870 43.6%
2019 40.71 527th 899 41.4%
2021 40.87 500th 896 44.2%
2022 35.75 589th 953 38.2%
2023 29.33 694th 982 29.3%
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Rank History for White students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.32 889th 1022 13.0%
2019 17.32 885th 1023 13.5%
2021 13.35 899th 964 6.7%
2022 17.39 855th 976 12.4%
2023 9.96 901st 975 7.6%
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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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Enrollment information for Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 279 5 7 13 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1989 362 6 11 12 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1990 377 14 13 15 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1991 326 6 6 22 0 n/a n/a 0 360
1992 313 11 7 28 2 n/a n/a 0 361
1993 317 14 10 43 0 n/a n/a 0 384
1994 312 27 13 48 2 n/a n/a 0 402
1995 287 33 9 38 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1996 287 33 9 38 0 n/a n/a 0 367
1998 263 42 9 67 3 n/a n/a 0 384
1999 245 50 10 81 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2000 242 46 9 108 1 n/a n/a 0 406
2001 228 43 8 111 2 n/a n/a 0 392
2002 205 45 9 120 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2003 205 45 9 120 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2004 198 141 17 46 0 n/a n/a 0 402
2005 185 47 18 162 0 n/a n/a 0 412
2006 169 37 24 157 0 n/a n/a 0 387
2007 167 39 22 158 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2008 203 39 40 115 1 n/a n/a 0 398
2009 204 44 48 122 0 0 2 0 420
2010 197 36 39 128 0 0 4 0 404
2011 188 34 47 128 0 0 7 0 404
2012 190 39 44 116 1 0 6 0 396
2013 190 30 52 124 0 0 3 0 399
2014 196 35 57 127 0 0 5 0 420
2015 176 38 41 133 0 0 5 0 393
2016 176 47 47 133 0 0 5 0 408
2017 191 39 41 144 0 0 7 0 422
2018 198 42 36 147 0 0 7 0 430
2019 174 39 33 138 0 0 8 0 392
2020 147 32 40 149 0 0 4 0 372
2021 129 34 39 160 0 0 9 0 371
2022 111 37 42 176 0 0 7 0 373
2023 90 37 46 179 0 0 9 0 361

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 Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 16.0 19.0 n/a
1989 391 19.0 20.5 n/a
1990 419 19.0 22.0 7.4
1991 360 19.0 18.9 8.1
1992 361 18.0 20.0 13.3
1993 384 17.0 22.6 12.8
1994 402 18.0 22.3 17.9
1995 367 19.0 19.3 17.4
1996 367 19.0 19.3 17.4
1998 384 21.0 18.3 20.8
1999 386 21.5 18.0 21.5
2000 406 22.5 18.0 32.3
2001 392 22.7 17.3 27.8
2002 379 25.0 15.2 30.3
2003 379 25.0 15.2 30.3
2004 402 25.5 15.8 32.3
2005 412 23.5 17.5 n/a
2006 387 25.0 15.5 41.9
2007 386 21.0 18.4 39.4
2008 398 22.0 18.1 23.4
2009 420 28.7 12.5 26.7
2010 404 22.0 18.3 25.2
2011 404 23.5 17.1 30
2012 396 27.3 14.4 33.1
2013 399 28.0 14.2 30.8
2014 420 35.5 11.8 32.9
2015 393 30.0 13.1 35.9
2016 408 34.0 12.0 38
2017 422 33.5 12.5 39.8
2018 430 33.5 12.8 38.6
2019 392 32.0 12.2 44.4
2020 372 31.5 11.8 45.2
2021 371 30.5 12.1 41.2
2022 373 30.5 12.2 37.3
2023 361 30.5 11.8 46.8

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 Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 304 16.0 19.0 n/a
1989 391 19.0 20.5 n/a
1990 419 19.0 22.0 7.4
1991 360 19.0 18.9 8.1
1992 361 18.0 20.0 13.3
1993 384 17.0 22.6 12.8
1994 402 18.0 22.3 17.9
1995 367 19.0 19.3 17.4
1996 367 19.0 19.3 17.4
1998 384 21.0 18.3 20.8
1999 386 21.5 18.0 21.5
2000 406 22.5 18.0 32.3
2001 392 22.7 17.3 27.8
2002 379 25.0 15.2 30.3
2003 379 25.0 15.2 30.3
2004 402 25.5 15.8 32.3
2005 412 23.5 17.5 n/a
2006 387 25.0 15.5 41.9
2007 386 21.0 18.4 39.4
2008 398 22.0 18.1 23.4
2009 420 28.7 12.5 26.7
2010 404 22.0 18.3 25.2
2011 404 23.5 17.1 30
2012 396 27.3 14.4 33.1
2013 399 28.0 14.2 30.8
2014 420 35.5 11.8 32.9
2015 393 30.0 13.1 35.9
2016 408 34.0 12.0 38
2017 422 33.5 12.5 39.8
2018 430 33.5 12.8 38.6
2019 392 32.0 12.2 44.4
2020 372 31.5 11.8 45.2
2021 371 30.5 12.1 41.2
2022 373 30.5 12.2 37.3
2023 361 30.5 11.8 46.8

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 Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $4,841

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Port Reading Avenue 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 987th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1107th of 1342 Elementary schools
 9.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)39.535.3
 4.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Woodbridge Township School District)45.645.9
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)45.947.1
 1.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Woodbridge Township School District)55.148.9
 6.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)57.622.2
 35.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Woodbridge Township School District)52.545.9
 6.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)34.813.3
 21.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Woodbridge Township School District)55.245.3
 9.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)47.124.4
 22.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Woodbridge Township School District)47.450
 2.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Port Reading Avenue Elementary School)29.29.5
 19.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Woodbridge Township School District)48.641.4
 7.2%
   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 Students392361
 7.9%
African American3937
 5.1%
American Indian00
Asian3346
 39.4%
Hispanic138179
 29.7%
Pacific Islander00
White17490
 48.3%
Two or More Races89
 12.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients44.4%46.8%
 2.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Reading Avenue Elementary School

Port Reading Avenue Elementary School ranks in the bottom 17.5% of New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 361 students attended Port Reading Avenue Elementary School.

Students at Port Reading Avenue Elementary School are 50% Hispanic, 25% White, 13% Asian, 10% African American, 2% Two or more races.

Students who attend Port Reading Avenue Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Woodbridge High School


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