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Willow Grove Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 1 student

 

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Posted November 2, 2013

I have two children in willow grove. The teachers are amazing. The principal Mr. Thompson is an amazing leader for the school. I wish they could duplicate his hard work and dedication in all the districts everywhere!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

The teachers and staff at Willow Grove are excellent. They work with the Kids and really pay attention to thier needs. They welcome parent envolvement and interaction.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I like the teachers in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

My Daughter loved this school! She was excited to go to Willow Grove every day. You will make your best friends you will ever have there. She is now in eighth grade and will always remember the amazing times she had at this school. We moved, so now she lives two hours away from little old Hackettstown, and still spends times with her best friends that she made in Kindergarten at Willow Grove. She says that her favorite teacher of all time was Ms.Helmsteter, a first grade teacher(at the time)at Willow Grove.This will be your child's favorite school! I garintee it!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

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 59% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

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

All Students74%
Female81%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students72%
Female84%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education46%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education86%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 68% 51%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr William Thompson

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601 Willow Grove Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-2805

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