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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 585 students

 

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Posted March 29, 2007

My children have attended and currently attend the preschool prgram here and I have to say I have mixed feelings. When my oldest son attended I had a favorable view on the school until I had to deal with the front office for what I will call cleanliness issues. The people in positions of power are lax to say the least. I am currently looking at pulling my kids from this school in order to find another more challenging school. Sometimes just because it's free it doesn't make it better.
—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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

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 61% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
28%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%

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

All Students37%
Female46%
Male30%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
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 Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education23%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant23%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female47%
Male46%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education57%
General education86%
English language learners87%
Not migrant80%
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 Students24%
Female26%
Male23%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant24%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former27%

Math

All Students80%
Female65%
Male90%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former93%
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 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

Math

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 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

Below 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 68% 22%
Black 31% 16%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 80%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Anthony Jenkins

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427 Darrow Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: (908) 731-4230

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