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Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-8 & ungraded | 391 students

 

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 2, 2014

Teachers are great, principal on the other hand not the best. I don't deserve to be disrespected by a principal who's supposed to be helping me through bullying and accusing me. can't wait to leave.


Posted January 9, 2014

The principal ignores very serious problems including bullying which seems to get swept under the rug for convenience. This is not a safe learning environment for our children. My husband and I are looking into homeschooling. It's just that bad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

I absolutely agree with the last 3 parent comments. The school has gone downhill and chaotic since the new principal came around. She is manipulative, patronizing, yet condescending and has lost total control of the staff and students. Would send my child to private school if we could afford to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

Neptune City school has become a complete disgrace. Totally agree with two recent (parent) ratings. Administration has destroyed the morale of staff and students. Can't wait for KARMA!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

Woodrow Wilson Elementry was an excellent school until the Neptune City BOE handed out a 5 year contract to a woman with a poor work history and limited social skills. This bully has destroyed the morale of students and teachers. It's so bad, we have considered moving. I can't wait for my youngest to graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

Woodrow Wilson in Neptune City used to be great...Now it is a 1..The principle is terrible
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I am both a former student of Wilson school and a parent of former students. The school is an excellent environment for children to start their education. the entire staff cares about each sudent and goes above and beyond to help them succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

It is a wonderful small town school. Great learning environment for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

i went from k-8 their and my children did too! good friends for life. very close community.


Posted February 5, 2006

Excellent school! Principal is very involved with the students and knows each by name as well as their parents. Many extracurricular activities are available for both during and after school. Teachers are very dedicated and have great relationships with the parents. I have 4 kids in this school and can't say enough great things about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

Wilson School is a safe, nurturing environment in which students can spend their formative years growing and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

Woodrow Wilson is a wonderful school for children to spend their years at.
—Submitted by a student


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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

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 82% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
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%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students45%
Female48%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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 Students56%
Female63%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
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 Students58%
Female50%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female88%
Male78%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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%
Female67%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female67%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
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 Students79%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female71%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
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

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

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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 59% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Black 16% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Debra Mercora

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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210 West Sylvania Ave
Neptune City, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 775-5319

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