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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 610 students

Washington Elementary School is a student-centered, highly inclusive setting.

 

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 16, 2014

This was our first year at Washington. All of the staff and teachers are great! They offer extra help clubs after school for an hour to help with reading, writing, etc. My son's first grade teacher was great. The principal always informed the parents about upcoming events. Looking forward to meeting more teachers and spending the next 4 yrs at Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

My two kids go to this school... And they love it ...the principal is treating all the kids as if they are her own , teachers are great... Simply it's a great school..thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2012

I have my child go to this school for 2 years now and am very satisfied. The teachers are caring and the teacher/student ratio is good. My son was in the ESL for some time and I can really see the effort taken by his teacher to correct his mistakes and bring him up to speed. Any class early dismissals are announced clearly and well in advance. Overall I am very satisfied with school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2011

Since both my children have attended Washington Elementary the teachers have always shown great Initiative in the children and their education. I am proud of the teachers at Washington for making it easier for the parents and the children to understand their curriculum. It is a difficult task to educate other people s children, but they have shown that they can work through cultural diversity and educate all children equally and for that I am proud to have sent my child for the past four years to Washington and even though this is the last year my child will attend this great school the teachers and the faculty will surely be missed......... I would hope that the new principal be successful in her endeavors
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2011

The teachers at this school are great and the principal takes great leadership. Since the principal has changed I have no clue what is going on. Thank you for reading my review on Washigton Elemantary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2011

My son goes to this school, both class teacher and rest of the staff are very encourage. Good academic teaching staff. I definitely recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The best caring teachers, principal and PTO. Good learning experiences for the children. Safety is a priority. My children attended this school, They all went to college. Now my grandchildren attend.


Posted April 4, 2009

My son is lucky to have great teachers in his entire years @ Washington School. He's been here since Kindergarten & this is his last year at this school. He's an excellent student..thanks to all his teachers. PTO did a great job for the students activities & school projects. The concern I have is the traffic..some parents drive like maniacs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I like this school... except for the traffic safety... the parents are complete animals when it comes to driving safe, they have very little respect for the crossing guards. The parents need to take a class about crosswalk education! Besides that issue, I really do like Washington School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2008

I'm shocked the Great Schools rating is not higher. My son has had a wonderful experience in Washington, he scores advanced proficient on the NJ Ask and his teacher was amazing this year. All of his teachers have been great but they seem to get better and better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

The school is great and helps in bringing out the hidden talent in your kid.Both my kids enjoy the school and are doing great with the help and guidance of the teachers. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

Reading program excellent - goes at the level the child is. Teachers seem to be very good and caring. Pto is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

Washington School is a wonderful place for kids! Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed and the staff is always trying something new. A variety of programs if offered to serve many different learners.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 1, 2005

My son is graduating from this school after 6 years. He has had such a wonderful experience. It seems that his teachers got better and better. I like this school because the teachers enjoy working with the children and they all work closely with the PTO. Many attend afterschool events which is a highlight for all the children. Keep up the good work!
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

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 59% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education46%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education55%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 39% 9%
White 35% 51%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Korean
Spanish
Urdu
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Student newspaper

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Girls on the run

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:55 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dalia Mirrione
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Urdu
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • Girls on the Run

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Girls on the run
  • Math club
  • Safety Patrol
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Technology club
  • Young Entrepreneurs Club
  • iSTEM Club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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153 Winthrop Road
Edison, NJ 08817
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