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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 28 students

 

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Posted June 16, 2011

This school really impressed us. We moved into the area 6 months ago and couldn't be happier with "the little school on the hill" as everyone seems to call it. My daughters teachers are very attentive, knowledgable, and on top of my child's progress. There are many activities, events, and programs that we have already enjoyed. The parents are very involved and the school intergrates our involvement well. I was nervous at first of the change, however the staff at the school has been great. There are 3 schools in Hawthorne and I was told many different ideas about which school was best. From talking to other parents, I think the Hawthorne school district is just great all together, and I am happy my daughter (age 7) is thriving at Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

The staff is to young and inexperienced.The only plus it's only thru grade 5 and then the children are out and hopefullt to a better schoon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I have 3 children in Washington School. I could not ask for a more caring school. From the Principal, to the teachers, the paras, even the custodians are helpful (lets not even get into how much Mr B is being missed right now!). The PTO sets up so many great programs. I think it is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

I have been a parent at Washington School for 6 years, our eldest has gone on to the middle school and our 2nd child is still there. From my first day at Washington I could tell how special it was, the teacher, principal and head custodian all knew my daughter and who she belonged to and knew her by name at the end of the first day. She did very well, academically and socially. Washington School is one of the smaller schools in the district and this promotes a very family like feeling from the principal, teachers and staff. Our children have excelled at Washington. The PTO is very dedicated to the children and enriching their education at Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

You could not wish for a better school. The teachers are fantastic and so dedicated. The Principal and other support staff are fantastic also. My son will be going into the 3rd grade, he has been a strait A student for the past three years and he scored in the 90% tile for the NJ state test. This school is great!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2008

This school is great. Our son attends this school and has been a straight A student for the past three years and part of PATH. We can not wait for our other children to start their education at this school. The administration and faculty are very devoted and supportive in furthering the education of the children. All said, education starts at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

I love the school. The principal and the teachers are great. My son just finished Kindergarten and he is reading without any help and very fast!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

A wonderful school,Excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2005

Washington has been our children's 2nd home for 6 years now. It is a very family-oriented school. Parents are encouraged to be active, either on-site or at home. The principal knows each students name, and greets them each morning. The head custodian also knows each child's name, and Mr. B. is a favorite of all. My children have participated in the PATH program, and have been given appropriate supplemental work. The band program has grown, with almost the entire fifth grade participating. They lost their amazing band teacher, but hopefully, the new one will keep the enthusiasm up. All in all, I think its the best school in Hawthorne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

Wonderful school with great extracurricular activities, caring staff and principal and a great family feeling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

The best! Family oriented, great staff, caring families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

Excellent school caring principal. Well run pto. Wish more parents were involved.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

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 Students75%
Female86%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female91%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students35%
Female36%
Male35%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special education14%
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education43%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education86%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students54%
Female74%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education20%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female63%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education47%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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 48% 51%
Hispanic 43% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Susan Spinelli

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176 Mohawk Avenue
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Phone: (973) 423-6495

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