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George Washington Elementary School

Public | 5 & ungraded | 245 students

 

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Posted March 15, 2011

Both of my children attend George Washington and they both like it. We movd from Georgia and they liked this school better than even down south schools. Good mix of kids and homework everyday... yay! Also programs to help with homework and Saturday Academy for extra help too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2006

this school is in need of better leadership!
—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.

Grade level

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students51%
Female60%
Male43%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education39%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
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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The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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
Black 69% 16%
Hispanic 22% 22%
White 6% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 65%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Christine Sidwa

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1530 Leslie St
Hillside, NJ 07205
Phone: (908) 352-7664

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