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Wedgwood School

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Posted July 14, 2011

I had 3 children who went to Wedgwood. Every teacher each of them had was excellent. I have one child with special needs, the special education program and teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2009

As a parent for a special needs child, Wedgwood offers a wonderful program. The teachers and staff are top notch. I could never imagine changing schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

Have you ever experienced poor service at a restauarant, only to have the waitperson suddenly charm you (in hopes of salvaging a tip) as he/she presents you with the bill? Wedgwood Elementary School seems to have adopted this approach to dealing with parents; and coupled with a child's good report cards, many parents are tricked into 'forgetting' their grievances. This is not a school that fosters 'academic excellence' through superior teaching strategies. The children who feed into this school typically come from upper middle class homes with involved, educated parents. The same students would likely succeed in any 'average' school. But it's a shame because, in a great school, they might actually thrive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

Wedgwood School shines in three main areas. These are: developing and increasing abilities in higher order thinking skills, computer technology, and the fine arts. Students are encouraged to develop greater thinking skills in all academic areas, especially those of science and mathematics. The computer program fosters development of student skills related to the variety of computer uses and possible uses. The fine arts department encourages students to join in and discover all areas of the arts with special emphasis on music, writing, and artistic development. All involved should be applauded for their participation in these areas.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2008

Wedgewood Elementary school is a wonderful school. The Principal and teachers are all very involved with the childrens education and welfare, and are very concientious and care deeply for the students. Wedgewood Elementary school is regarded as one of the very top schools in Washington Township...and this recognition is certainly deserved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

I currently have two children attending Wedgwood School. I believe that their school experiences have been amazing due to the staff and leadership of the principal. The teaching staff takes on a positive approach to learning and they motivate the students to strive to do their best. As a parent, I have always felt that the staff encourages the student's family to become involved in their educational process and the lines of communication are always kept open. The principal is always accessible to the students and their families. My odler child has graduated from Wedgwood to the next level of her education. She was prepared both academically and socially for middle school due to her caring, wonderful and actively involved teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2006

Wedgwood Elementary has a wonderful arts program for students. I love the amount of activites the school offers for students and families to take part in. I would like to see an improvement in the teaching staff. I feel that some teachers go to work do their job and come home, with no real joy for the position they hold in a students life and the impact they can have. I and other 2 grade parents have been unhappy in the past with one of the volunteer 'room moms'. I think that there should be more discretion used in choosing or allowing parents to volunteer for these positions.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education70%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education75%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education42%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education75%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students71%
Female85%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education57%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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

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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

Below Average

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 90% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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236 Hurffville Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
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