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Washington Irving School No 4

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 293 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

The Teacher of the Year should go to Ms. Alessi 2nd grade teacher. She is the Best Teacher I have come across in ages. My Grandson loved her from day 1. She is VERY involved with her class & treats the child like her own!!!! She takes over a situation with ease and grace & sticks with the situation until it is fixed. She is the sweetest most Dedicated Teacher Alive!!!!! Thank You & God Bless You!!!!! It was a Tremendous Pleasure to have her teach & care for my Grandson!!!


Posted February 1, 2008

My child Iva has learn so much.Thank you!
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students47%
Female53%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White42%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students65%
Female69%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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

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 55% 51%
Hispanic 37% 22%
Black 7% 16%
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 56%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Diane Freed

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Garfield, NJ 07026
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