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Woodrow Wilson School No 5

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Posted September 26, 2013

N0T HAPPY with this school. I experienced an incident there where they allowed anyone to walk into the school at anytime and point out my children when they had no business being around my kids in the first place. The principle really is a piece of work and does not know how to communicate well with parents: very unfriendly and unprofessional. as far as the teachers, the ones my children had: they were good &caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2013

My niece attended this school last year and I am embarrassed of the lack of professionalism coming from this school. Some of the teachers lack the patience to be teachers and seem to be uneducated when it comes to teaching their students. Bullying should not be accepted in any school much less coming from teachers segregating their students from other students. When approaching situations like this to the principle of school #5, the principle is a piece of work. I would not recommend this school unless you are okay with your child feeling unsuccessful in life.


Posted February 25, 2013

NOT HAPPY WITH THIS SCHOOL AT ALL, my nephew who attends this school has been having a hard time with the teacher making him feel unwanted around other students and singles him out on occasion for many things, ive never seen someone so unprofessional epecially with trying to handle a child who's impulsive but is top of the class. This issue has been riding for several months now and very little action had been taken into consideration regarding the teachers professionalism. It is unlawful especially to make a 5 year old child feel he cant make any friends. It frustrating and dissapopinting to see this happening and especailly to show the parents they do not care to investigate the issues.........


Posted March 20, 2009

I am very happy with school # 5. I feel the teachers are dedicated, compassionate and understanding. As the mother of two shy boys I can say that the teachers have made a positive difference in my sons lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

I absolutely love this school. There is an A+ staff and they are truly dedicated professionals that love their profession. All of the staff really care about the students and their education. I wish that every child can have as good of a school as Woodrow Wilson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I am not at all happy with this school Not only has staff moral taken a nose dive, but parent moral has taken the same nose dive. Because of the administration, the staff and the parents do not want to participate in anything. I am dreading sending my children back to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

Did not like the school at all. They gave my son a hard time. He did poorly. He is in a better school and is a A student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2003

A truly great school with motivated and professional educators.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students44%
Female54%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White28%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special education35%
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education53%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students42%
Female48%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female61%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students50%
Female50%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
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 54% 51%
Hispanic 42% 22%
Black 4% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Doreen Velardi

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Garfield, NJ 07026
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