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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 4 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2013

Washington school is excellent. Mr. Jones runs a very tight ship. I have two children that attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2010

Excellent school!! Teachers are wonderful. They really care about the children and do an excellent job education them. The principal is wonderful as well. He knows many of the parents by name. The art teacher is out of this world. I could go on and on about the positives. Out of all the elementary schools in Nutley this was where I wanted to send my children. The other schools are over crowded and parking is a nightmare. Not to mention I really didn't want to send my children to Yantacaw school to have to sit in a trailer! LOL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2010

The school is very well organized and the teachers are wonderful. This school does not get the credit it deserves. It is a great school with excellent leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

This schools is great! There are many new teachers who seem to make learning fun for my child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

They do a good job. There are lots of activities. Everyday I receive information on what the school is planning. They encourage parents to get involve. My child is enjoys going to there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

The school is great, however we need new chairs and better lighting in the auditorium. The principal is wonderful! Willing to do anything for the school. My only concern is the gym class and art class, they need to be up to date with 2005 I find the problem is that some of the older teacher need to retired. As well as the office aide Mrs Defrank. She is very inpatient with parent as well as with the children. Other then that. its a great school!
—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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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 Students71%
Female78%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education42%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education58%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students85%
Female83%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education55%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education64%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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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How schools in the state rate:

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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
White 62% 51%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Black 5% 16%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Douglas Jones

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155 Washington Ave
Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone: (973) 661-8887

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