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Walnut Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 59 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

As a parent and substitute teacher, I have seen great things that the school does with their students who have learning and attention-related issues. The principal sends monthly, sometimes biweekly letters to families on how to support their children's education and get involved. The principal also gets involved with special needs classes by reading books and sponsoring technology workshops for parents. They also have fundraisers for organizations who help those with diverse learning needs. It is a great community, and am very happy that my daughter is part of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

From my very first day teaching at Walnut I was welcomed warmly by the administration and full staff. It is hard to find a school with positivity brimming at the seams. I can only hope to work in such a community for many years to come.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2008

My daughter was new to the school and they made her feel welcome and she did great making the transition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

Walnut St. School has a very diverse population in comparision to other Township schools. Both my childrens have had great teachers there. The principal and staff are caring and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2004

Although I am not a parent in the district, I have a relative who teaches at Walnut Street School and I have had the priviledge to visit the school on several occasions. The administration is not only efficient and great at what they do, they are also warm and caring...a great environment for the children of Toms River to be in. Being a kindergarten teacher, myself, in northwest NJ, I know what is needed to make a successful school and an even more successful safe and nurturing, learning environment for young children. The teachers at Walnut are dedicated to the highest standards of learning but they treat their students as individuals and work diligently to meet the needs of each one. It is a wonderful school in which to have your child attend!
—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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

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 59% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female75%
Male62%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students42%
Female46%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special education20%
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female69%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special education44%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education88%
General education88%
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 Students54%
Female61%
Male47%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special education24%
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education55%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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

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
White 53% 51%
Hispanic 31% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Gemma Maccarrick

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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60 Walnut Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 505-5900

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