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Washington Elementary School

Public | 1-4 & ungraded | 10 students

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2 stars

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School Official Point of View

Posted June 4, 2014

I am very proud to share that our mantra is working towards excellence in school (W.E.S.). We strive to nurture our students, meet their needs, cultivate their interests, and help them grow academically and socially. We recognize that each child is an individual and each brings unique talents to our learning community; that's what makes WES so special. At WES, children come first!

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Posted June 2, 2014

This school has a new principal. She is doing a good job. She cares about her students the staff and the parents. It is going to take time to change this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

There is a genuine interest in the children


Posted May 1, 2007

Terrible School. I agree with the above poster. Your child would be better off learning at home than to attend Washington.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

The school can really use some improvements. Aides in the class rooms would really be helpful to the teachers and students. My child is in their last year here and /I am really glad if I had a choice 'I would transfer but I don't have a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2004

I definitely agree with the other parent, this school system needs some serious help. Most of the teachers are there for the paycheck and do not give seem to care if the kids are learning or not. At this point I am so frustrated I am looking into selling my house and get out before another child gets caught in this horrible system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2004

If you are considering enrolling your child at htis school...don't do it you would be better off keeping your kid at home and allowing a pcakof wolves to teach him or her...25 kids crammed into a classroom (kindergarden) no aid the teacher looks exhausted and cleraly freustrated by 10:30 no regular recess they complaint its too difficult to take taht many kids out at a time, duh! Principal has the nerve to tell me well by law we aren't required to have an aid wiht under 26 kids...not required and unwilling are two different things, no after school activities no pre or after care its a waste land [parents had to complaint o get them to keep bathroooms clean yet every other day its some fundraiser or school assembly. I'd rather my kid learn at school not go to a yo-yo assembly...stay away at all costs.
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students68%
Female72%
Male65%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learners58%
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female79%
Male93%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learners92%
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former94%
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 Students39%
Female50%
Male26%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former100%
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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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
Black 71% 16%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
White 2% 51%
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 65%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff American sign language
Chinese (Mandarin)
French
Spanish
Porteguese
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • NJ Schools of Character-Emerging School (2014)
  • National Character Education Award (2014)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
Clubs
  • Gardening
  • Science club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Porteguese
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Gardening

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:45 am
School end time
  • 2:55 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ms Tara Dowdell
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Hybrid
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
  • Music
  • Service learning
  • Special education
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Porteguese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • None
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Private bus/van service
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Borough programs
Girls sports
  • Borough programs

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Gardening
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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College preparation / awareness offered
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50l Washington Avenue
Roselle, NJ 07203
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Phone: (908) 298-2072

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