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Walnut Street Elementary School

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Posted October 10, 2010

My graddaughter entered the Walnut St. School this September. She is very happy with her classes and activities. As a 6th grader, she and one other 6th grader are on the field hockey teem. She is the only 6th grader to have a lead in the school play. Because of the budget cuts that Gov. Christie made, they are no longer able to provide some of the extra activities they had in the past. It would be wonderful to have funds for additional learning tools. Hope you keep this school on you radar. Thanks much.


Posted October 5, 2006

School is probably ok if you have a student that does well academically. However if you have a child that has to be in the Special Ed Program it is terrible. My child is now in the seventh grade and I am just finding out he is a couple of years behind in reading. I have been telling the school this for years. It wasn't until I had my own independent learning evaluation done that I found out I was correct! Absolutely disgraceful! Teachers do not follow IEP's and the schools do not seem to follow up on this and make sure the do. I would not move to this town knowing what I know now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

We have been very happy with the education both our children have received. In general, the delanco schools are well-organized and maintained. Our children have remained friends with children that they have known since Kindergarten. We have enjoyed our children's teachers and discipline. The school is very safe as well as the town that we live in. We are very happy about the exposure to the arts, literature and science as well as the fine job that the principal is doing. She is very receptive to the parents and works with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
59%
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 65% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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 82% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students57%
Female80%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students69%
Female63%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students41%
Female37%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant41%
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 Students89%
Female100%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female95%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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25%
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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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
White 68% 51%
Black 20% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Ronald Pettie

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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411 Walnut St
Delanco, NJ 08075
Phone: (856) 461-0874

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