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Number 1, George Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 38 students

 

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Posted yesterday

In all honesty, if you have a child that is bright, articulate, well behaved and willing to learn. FIGHT WITH ALL YOU HAVE TO KEEP THEM OUT OF THIS SCHOOL. There is a severe lack of discipline and supervision and this school just seems to be an unorganized mess. It is unfair for parents who work hard to teach their kids the right way to be forced to subject them to this type of environment. Also it is sad to say but their is little to no parent involvement leaving the teachers pretty much helpless in the situation. I just moved to this area from another state and I could not believe what I was seeing. If this is our future then I am extremely saddened and afraid.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

One thing that I am sure of is that there needs to be some changes. The teaching staff is great but I'm pretty sure there is a resource issue. While newer schools are going up all over Elizabeth, this is one that has been left behind. The building needs and overhaul as well as disciplinary rules. You will not feel safe as you send your children off into this abyss. You just hope that they come home in one piece.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

i feel that the school is not well organized and the student lack more academic structure, my son is in resource program and have not received his resource class yet. i feel with a little bit more dedication and commitment also from the parents the school may be able to progress a little more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

my daughter has attended GW#1 for the past seven years and its like they do not teach them a single thing their. I think that this school needs to improve on their work, start controlling their stdents, try to maintain better grades on all of these students. This is rediculouse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

My children have attended GW#1 for the past two academic years, & I have found the staff, teachers & enviornment to be very caring. The school is constantly trying to maintain a positive enviornment & has many programs to get families involved in learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

My daughter started attending George Washington School in the summer enrichment program for the first grade. The teacher gave grade level material during class time as well as for homework. Every sheet of work had to be signed by the parent. The teacher, Ms. Alvalaez checked the work everyday and caught errors that I did. not We met the new Principal and other support staff that appeared to be child focused and caring. My daughter and I are looking forward to a great learning experience starting with the second grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2005

poor quality programs for pre schoolers ,staff and personnel not able to speak English, and teachers arent able to understand pre schoolers needs.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
21%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
68%
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 66% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students40%
Female22%
Male52%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education29%
General education47%
English language learners20%
Non-migrant40%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former32%
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 Students19%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
General education21%
English language learners12%
Non-migrant19%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former15%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students48%
Female46%
Male49%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education46%
General education47%
English language learners53%
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former54%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education69%
General education61%
English language learners65%
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
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 Students23%
Female31%
Male16%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education27%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former27%

Math

All Students57%
Female64%
Male51%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
General education66%
English language learners35%
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former48%
Limited English Proficient Former73%
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 Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education20%
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
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 Students17%
Female14%
Male20%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education19%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant17%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students23%
Female17%
Male30%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education11%
General education23%
English language learners35%
Non-migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
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 Students47%
Female47%
Male48%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
General education56%
English language learners44%
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students32%
Female26%
Male38%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students41%
Female29%
Male52%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education13%
General education55%
English language learners12%
Non-migrant41%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former14%
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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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
Hispanic 63% 22%
Black 33% 16%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 94%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Belinda Abruzzese

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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250 Broadway
Elizabeth, NJ 07206
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Phone: (908) 436-5555

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