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Wallace No. 6 Elementary School

Public | PK-7 & ungraded | 633 students

 

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Posted May 5, 2014

Wallace has been an excellent school for my children from PK up. So many opportunities and caring and dynamic teachers. The new principal is great as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2014

I have two children who attend Wallace. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The new Math and language arts program is wonderful and challenging. I also love that they offer a gifted and talented program, Johns Hopkins program, opportunities to be part of the Chorus, Junior band, PTO run enrichment program. Very impressed with the school and how my children are performing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

This school has a wonderful feel of community and respect. From the teachers, to the staff, they are all just amazing and concerned and especially helpful. I feel safe having my child in this school. Thank you Wallace!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

Summer Chaos in Wallace!!! With lack of leadership children are been tossed around from classroom to classroom, teacher to teacher, like greens on a salad. Why the school bother to have move up day and then throw it out the window. Totally disappointed. Test scores this year were low again!! below national average... hint, hint! This is a major red flag. The school needs help!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

Wallace is a great school. The staff cares a lot about the students. There are programs available. Parents are encouraged to be involved with their child's school. The PTO is the best. They go above and beyond for the children. There was no other school I thought about sending my kids to.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 18, 2013

Wallace is a dynamic school that caters to the needs of the students. The teachers went above and beyond to ensure that my two children would be successful. They offer fun after school clubs and camps, many of the teachers offer tutoring, and the front office staff are like extended family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

I've been so impressed with the staff at this school! They have been great and have helped my son tremendously. All are responsive, caring and professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

My daughter has been in Wallace School since Pre School. She is in 6th grade now and is an honor student. She loves her school and has made long lasting friends. The teachers are wonderful, nurturing and skillful. My daughter has never had a bad expirence. Parental involement is encouraged. School events are fun for all kids & parents. The school is safe and secure. Recess in the enclosed school yard. staff is friendly. Overall expirence has been positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2013

wallace is a great school! The teachers are caring and energetic. There are many differnet programs all interests and levels. Best facility in Hoboken!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The school has many great teachers and puts many resources into helping children with varying learning competencies. There is a lot of parent inclusion and the administration is very proactive about communicating with parents and caregivers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

good schoo, my son been there for two months and he has improve, the teachers are very organize
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

Wallace is in major turnaround. The current Principal was permitted to 'clean house' now has a teaching staff comprised mostly of young, enthusiastic teachers. Educated professionals with kids in Hoboken increasingly want to stay: the private schools in town are ok, but there's no Dalton, the Charters get uneven reviews and Wallace has begun attracting a 'new crowd.' My child is in accelerated reading and math, and is thriving socially and academically. Teachers encourage communication with parents, I've always had their email addresses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2006

Hoboken Schools have been in a crisis for decades. This current principal was the Principal at the Hoboken High School and Middle School. Each school has performed below avg. in all areas. The town itself is thriving. The present administration has done a disservice to the communtiy and much too much importance has been placed on Football as the Redwings are consistantly #1 in their division - for this the adminstration is Most proud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2005

Wallace follows a traditional curriculum focusing on reading (including phonics), math, writing, spelling, science. Extras include art, music, computer, Spanish. The teachers are exceptional - smart, well-trained, caring and nurturing. The students wear uniforms, take weekly spelling tests, follow the rules. My kids love it and have excelled since kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2004

This school has a great idea of keeping the children safe and the standards of their learning, but you give a 8 year old massive of homework and tell them that they're going to get retained. I really don't think that's the appropriate way of encouraging your students. So on my overall look of the school this one teacher has discourage me a whole lot.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

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 61% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
60%
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 66% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
54%
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 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%

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 Students66%
Female77%
Male59%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male70%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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 Students39%
Female48%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female48%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education44%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students53%
Female62%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female59%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students53%
Female62%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female81%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students59%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students34%
Female37%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
White36%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant34%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
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 Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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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Math growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 51% 22%
White 33% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
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 63%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Jay Medlin

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1100 Willow Avenue
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 356-3651

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