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Wilday Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 28 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2013

I am also a parent that is disgusted with Grace Wilday JHS. For one, my child comes home daily with little or no homework. Secondly, my child has teachers that discourages the progress and vision of becoming a leader. As far as the secretary, I am so turned off by her unprofessionalism and her lack of respect for the parents of children in the school. She is rude and honestly, needs to be replaced. When it comes to the Principal, he has great Ideas and encourages the students,however, he really does not welcome the ideas and participation of the parents. The school does not have constant parent meetings and is lead by the same president of the PTO for the past 3 years, even when she has no place in the school because she has no children in the school. She needs to go too. In order for the school to be a better school, all the tenior teachers need to reassigned or let go because the laziness and clickiness has to be broken up. That's all I have to say!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

the school has come a long way the teachers are great and available to help students before and after school, they also make themselves available to speak with parents without delay, as well the really go the extra mile to make sure your child has a successful school year at first I was hesitant about sending my son to this school, but I truly have no regrets the principal has really turned this school around, he makes his self available to address any concerns parents may have, I would say the only negative would be the lack of parents involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

Grace Wilday should be closed down! LAZY! WORTHLESS! TEACHERS! The staff does not have a vested interest in the students education. Secretaries are GHETTO! counselors are only there to eat the free food! This school is a DISGRACE to education in NJ. Kids in third world countries receive a better education! You don't believe me...check out the school test results! Reading is not a priority! The staff's only concern is attendance! Not improving the education, but more students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

even though it was bad times ....this school made me a better person an it really was the best of times here ....


Posted June 17, 2009

The Principal makes a great effort to improve the scores and quality of life at this school but the main problem here is the parenting. Many of the children do what they want and the parents have little or no involvement in what their child learns and does.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Principal is very consciencious, but appears unable to get anything accomplished. Along with Guidance Counselor, promises are made about adherence with agereed upon 504 programs, but nothing seems to actually be carried out. Lousy academic environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2003

Parents do not get involved here. Students suffer from lack of parental involvement. Teachers & administrators do not feel the need to go above & beyond given parental apathy.


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 65% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

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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 Students46%
Female55%
Male37%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special education24%
General education51%
English language learners18%
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female53%
Male44%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education16%
General education55%
English language learners23%
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former26%
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 Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education25%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former39%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special education16%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
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%
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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
Black 68% 16%
Hispanic 27% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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

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  • Mr Josue Falaise

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500 Brooklawn Ave
Roselle, NJ 07203
Phone: (908) 298-2066

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