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George Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 687 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2014

Great school. Teachers are wonderful, students are respectful of each other and my daughter is very happy there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

The best school ever! Amazing teachers and helpful staff members as well as many exciting and fun after-school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I am not impressed- no Fall or winter sports are offered at this school. Student population is arrogant. Teachers are overworked and seem not to care. Students watch news every morning, but don't ever discuss it. Needs to improve a lot- DOn't know how it is a '10'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2004

My child finished at GW this past year. Although students standardized test scores are quite high, some of the teachers have given up on many of the students. Instead of some more basic homework many overblown project work is assigned which is expensive and time consuming. Work is not graded on a timely basis. Grades can be very subjective They focus on the top 10% of the students and create friction with the rest of the group. If a student needs more support they will not receive it unless they are classified. Classified students receive tests ahead of time instead of focusing on teaching them skills. The language program is for the very advanced student. Academic Skills Class (required) does not help students with individual needs. Many of the better teachers have left over the past few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

The school itself was good, but the teachers were amazingly diffrent in attitude. Some were terrible teachers with no enthusiasm, others were always ready to help you learn.
—Submitted by a former 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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic39%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic50%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education51%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education83%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education84%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

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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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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 78% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 1% 16%
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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Katie Kashmanian

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Ridgewood, NJ 07451
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