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Washington Elementary School

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Posted November 18, 2013

Washington Elementary School. I can't at all say enough good things about it. It's wonderful. Teachers make sure that everyone is involved, the principal couldn't be nicer or more supportive in everything anyone does. They atmosphere at Washington is top notch. Teachers never miss a beat if a child is struggling. Everyone's always respecting one and other and this school is a big family. Washington offers art, physical education, music, library classes and spanish. I would recommend this school to anyone. Washington is just an amazing school and I couldn't be happier with it. It challenges the kids in a good way and never lets kids fall behind. The secretary is one of the best you could ever have. She takes her job very seriously and can juggle 20+ things at once. Overall, Washington is just an amazing school and I would recommend it to anyone who ever asked!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2011

I had one daughter at the Washington elementary, who is nowin high school and me second is starting 1 grade there this year. The school is excellent, the teachers are great and parental evolvement like no other school in Summit. This is a wonderful environment for any child to succeed. We absolutely love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

Last year I had 3 kids at Washington School and I've had children enrolled there for the past 6 yrs. I can't say enough good things about this school. The academics, activities, teachers and parent involvement are way better than I expected. This school does not get NEARLY the credit that it should....LOVE IT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

This school is NEVER OPEN they have wayyyy to many half days. And a half day for our children is like a day of play. Get it together Summit school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

We are new to the school district having come from a nearby highly rated school district as well. But Washington provides excellent attention and the teachers are progressive but emphasize the basics of reading, writing, and mathematics. I suspect my kid(s) will continue to perform way above the state (& national) averages as a consequence. We are very happy in our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2011

Best Elementry School in Summit! The teachers are involved and really care. It's challenging...even for my future rocket scientist! The parents are the best group in Summit...very real people. I know a mother that just moved to town and she is in another school district. She says that of all the moms and children she meets she likes the Washington District the best. Summit is the best town in New Jersey. We moved on up from Short Hills. I meet so many people in the Washington School District that would never move from this school district, they all want to stay here. Once your kids experience it here, you'd never want them to leave. Simply the best of the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

I've long since graduated from this elementary school, but now that my children are there, I can see that the quality of the teaching staff, volunteer system, and kids education are still top notch. This school provides an exemplary basis of knowledge for young ones future.
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Posted May 5, 2009

My son is a first grade at this school and has been since he was in preschool. (PreK and K is now being offered at Wilson School). I'm very happy with the quality of education he received there. Class instructions include Art in Class, Music, Spanish, Computer, in addition to Math, Reading, and Writing. Reading has also been a focus of the district for the past 2 years, and I'm pround to say my son is very comfortable reading chapter books (magic tree house series) by Christmas time. Parent involvment is also extremely high, and my son has made a lot of friends in class and on the playground. I would recommend this school to anyone who is considering Summit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This school will no longer offer any language courses K-3rd grade. There will no longer by music offered to the kindergarten. Other programs are also being cut. There has been erosion of programs at this school for the last few years - ironic, since there has been tremendous influx of tax dollars during the same time. The level of parent involvement is very high and my daughter enjoys school at WAS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2005

My daughter has been in Washington School from K through the 1st grade. She loves teachers, she loves everyday activities, because of the warm and friendly atmosphere in class. From my side I want to note that there is special attention to each student, though there is no program for advanced children. The first grade includes Spanish, Art and Music classes. This school does not offer an afterschool program. I would recommend it to anybody who moves in the area. Your kids will gain all necessary skills for their age.
—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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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98%

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90%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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81%

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89%

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78%

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83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

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

All Students79%
Female87%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students81%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female96%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
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

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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

Above 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 71% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Black 3% 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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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507 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone: (908) 918-2100

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