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Washington Elementary School

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Posted August 28, 2009

I first fell in love with Washington school.People and most teachers are friendly.HOWEVER<once my child showed any unnormal characteristics a painful battle began. Although my child needed and didnt get speech therapy My child was punished almost daily for behavioral issues.. Even though most were PREVENTIVE time outs..Teachers arent fortuntellers>i thought not anyway.The whole semester not one good thing was said about my child,Until June when one parent made me feel good about my child and then a Art teacher praised my child, So hopefully this wont be a bad year< however its up to how the teachers see the kids and then what they are told from previous ones.. Not all kids are perfect BUT They should be given a chance to grow and not be labeled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2009

I'm shocked to read the reviews here about Washington School. This school was built 117 years ago and it is on the smallest piece of land of all 5 elementary schools in Bergenfield. Should they have had the foresight in 1892 to build a gym and cafeteria? Any bond put out to the town to expand has been beaten down time and again - so you are looking for things in this school that would be impossible to produce. If you want top notch facilities, pay for private school. Did you do your homework on the elementary schools here? None of the schools have a cafeteria and only the larger or newer one's have gym. Yes, they teach to the testing, but you can thank your former president for that. This school had the top NJASK scores in the district. Enough said. School, teachers are excellent and my son is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

if you want to send your child to a school that has no gymnasium, nor even a cafeteria, for grades k-5, then this is the school for you. Oh yeah, while it lacks these important things, you will have the privilege of paying the highest property takes in the United States which is what NJ is famous for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

This school is seriously lacking in facilities. No gym, cafeteria, auditorium, computer or science lab; however, I do give the janitorial staff an A+ for trying to keep it clean and maintained despite the building's 100+ age. The school places extremely high emphasis on the NJ standardized testing, in which it is up to you as a parent whether you feel that this an advantage or a disadvantage for your child's learning. Your child will shine here if he or she is a naturally bright student and shows a lot of that 'responsible little adult' attribute; however, it is an unfortunate situation for both child and parent if the school feels that your child is not measuring up to their inflated expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

A safe and caring environment where academic excellence is the main goal. The school is extremely well run and provides students an excellent opportunity to grow and prepare for the higher grades. The availability of resources is an issue as they have no cafeteria, or auditorium but make up for it by making excellent use of the space available. The town runs an afterschool program in the school which offers working parents a safe place for their child to stay until 6:00 PM. Homework help is provided in this program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

The quality of the academic programs are fine as long as your child doesn't need to be evaluated for any learning disabilities. That is a whole other unfortunate battle. Extracurricular activities aren't available to the lower grades for whatever reason and the parental involvement is probably at an all time low except for maybe 5-10 parents out of more than 260 students.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students64%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female61%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female69%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female92%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students67%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic76%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 42% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 9%
White 14% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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49 S Summit Street
Bergenfield, NJ 07621
Phone: (201) 385-8771

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