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Woodrow Wilson Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 892 students

 
 

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Posted September 24, 2013

Best school ever! The teachers are very kind and they are very wise. They encourage the students to try their best and become the best they can be. Overall, Woodrow Wilson Middle School is a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2013

This school has decent teachers, in general, and it is competitive, since there are a lot of kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2012

This is a great school. Teacher quality is good to great, education is egaging, number of after-school activities make it quite an interesting place to be. It has some issues (that's why I didn't mark it excellent), but overall, considering the large than average class size, this school performance is really good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

I just arrived to Woodrow Wilson. the teachers are excellent and push you extra hard to get good grades. I am a straight A-, A and A+ student. I found it difficult to maintain good grades without studying on my free time. Although the students have very creative and strange personalitys with a large amount of freedom and the urge to dramitize petty matters, the school makes the studnets brilliant with a bright future. I do wish that we have sports teams again. Ever since the budget cut, students don't enjoy sports as much. Everyone cross their fingers for the educational budgets to be raised.


Posted July 13, 2010

im a student in woodrow and the school is awesome . the teachers are awesome, they really encourage you and the school is great


Posted January 7, 2010

Great school with excellent teachers and administrative staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2009

This was the best school I've ever been to in my entire life.The teachers,students,everyone was just amazing.Now I go to JFK HS in Iselin and I really miss WWMS.Iselin Middle school that I went to for 7th & 8th grade was honestly nothing compared to WWMS.I miss WWMS and all the kind,helpful teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

my son just graduated fr. this school. excellent academic programs, music and extra-curricular activities. i have never seen a principal so dedicated and beloved by students. he goes to all school activities and sporting events and actually stays (even it's after 10pm). the band teacher and his wife (choir) knows how to motivate the children and they are soooo dedicated as well. my both boys graduated fr. this school and i salute the principal and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2007

Great School, great teachers and great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2006

The students too are to be given the credit. Since Students are hardworking they keep the teachers busy and the teachers Enjoy teaching these Kids. The Atmosphere is very Competitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2006

Has academic programs to suit the child's need and apptitude. As regards to my experience of the education, all the teachers are not good. Some are exceptionally good while some are just OK. One of the teachers in 7th grade was very prejudiced. Due to the lack of funds in the township, there are request for funds from PTA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

the school is a very good school. there are people of many different ethinicbackgrounds, there are levels in math and english. the teachers are very encouraging and fun.there are many different activities which suit childrens interests andit is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2006

Overall quality of this school is good. I found very difficult to get information on how to move my child to accelerated class. Some teachers pay very close attention to every student and don't let them fall back. It is very very helpful! At the same time there are situations, when you feel that teacher just 'doing her/his job', follows the program and not more. Such teachers are not the favorite among the students. I'm very thanksful to those who help kids not only get knowledge and good grades, but make the learning process intresting and recognize a potential in every child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2005

WW is a diverse community with exceptional teachers. Standardized test results are above average.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 17, 2005

This school is great.The teachers encourage children a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2004

My son is 6th grade, he was in different school distict before coming here. I noticed that my son is very keen to complete his homework and needs very little help from parents, his grades for most of the subject are in A's, which I feel is because of the way teachers are teaching here is much better than I saw in previous school. I spend very little time for his studies. I talked to the Principal twice over phone and found him very cooperative an helping person. Great School, Great Teachers !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

It is one of the safest schools I have ever been to. The teachers and staff are excellent and they are willing to put more than what they have to. I feel really safe in there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2004

I have just graduated from WWMS, and I must commend the faculty and staff. I don't think if I went to any other middle school I could have been as ready for the GEPA as I was. The school creates a family, friendly, wonderful to grow up in atmoshere! The school puts their students on the right track for a great future by creating adept students in each subject. To sum up the experience I had at Woodrow I'd have to use these words; phenomenal, inspiring, impressive, happy, and valuable! Thank you so much Woodrow Wilson Middle School!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 29, 2003

Woodrow was a wonderful experience. Teachers and administration at WW were always more then helpful, with everything in class and out. Students always kept busy and there was always some event to get involved in.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

305 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

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 65% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education64%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female83%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education35%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Black85%
Asian93%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black69%
Asian91%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education74%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Black85%
Asian90%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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.

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2012

 
 
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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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 72% 9%
White 21% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Edison, NJ 08820
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