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Wayside Elementary School

Public | PK-4 & ungraded | 31 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2013

I miss My Teachers , Thanksgiving Day Fest , Halloween parade i had fun time there


Posted March 15, 2010

Quality education and a great school system are extremely important to us for our two children, both of whom are at Wayside elementary school. The parent-teacher involvement in advancing the education of students and ensuring they are on track is extremely high and a leading indicator of the school's success. This is coupled by an endearing principal and vice principal who run a very tight ship and do not miss a beat! Their disciplined approach keeps this school at the top of the list and is attributabke to the school's great reputation
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Wayside Elementary school is amazing. I have children there, and just can't speak enough about it. Excellent principal and vice-principal, they are on top of every detail in the school. The teachers are amazing, and they key on health and safety. We sure pay high taxes, but it's money well spent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Wayside School was an outstanding experience for both our children. They left with strong academic skills, solid foundations for future learning, and great memories. The teachers were exemplary in their fields--in some cases the best in the state with so much caring for our children and community. The extracurricular opportunities including chorus, tennis, roller skating after school, and parent-child nights made them love the school all the more. The district and town offer so many community activities to begin with, the school just complimented it so well. The PTA offered so many experiences to become involved in the school in a positive way including the Carnival, Book Fair, Computer Room volunteering, Library volunteering, Reading Incentive Programs, Saturday Movie Afternoons, Blue Claws games, Kindergarten Round-up, Adopt-A-Family activities, Science Fair, Art Expo and family events left a very positive impact on our family. You're crazy not to love this school! -R.J. 2006
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

Wonderful school. Parents involved
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

I think this school is very lovely and when we moved here, I was expecting this school to be the best school for my kids because I've heard so much of wonderful things about it. But I'd not recommend this school for any parents with disabilities needs or for their children either, the school is not very senstive to our needs nor being supportive or make any efforts to help at all. I had and still going through hassles and frustration with this school for the last couple of months. Because of this school not showing any efforts or concerns to meet parents and children with special needs, we now have to move back to the same town that School has always been wonderful for children with special needs and meets parents needs also and shows alot of support,caring, moviations willing to help without hesitations or judged or critized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2004

I went to this school as a child. Now, my children go to this school. The principal and staff are wonderful, caring and supportive. The school is also in a great town to raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2004

School is top notch. The Principal and Teachers are dedicated and really care about the children.
—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.

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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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former36%

Math

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education65%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
Limited English Proficient Former64%
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%
Female78%
Male59%
Black67%
Asian69%
Hispanic38%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education57%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
Limited English Proficient Former63%

Math

All Students81%
Female90%
Male73%
Black40%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education75%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former80%
Limited English Proficient Former81%

Science

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education96%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
Limited English Proficient Former100%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 56% 51%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 12% 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 31%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Denise Palaia

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733 Bowne Road
Ocean, NJ 07712
Phone: (732) 531-5710

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