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George E. Wilson Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted October 27, 2010

The positive, caring, innovative Team of staff members !


Posted October 20, 2010

I love working at Wilson School! The Staff is wonderful and the children are great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2010

The staff are dedicated and love the children


Posted July 27, 2010

after moving to California all my friends are asking me who was your teacher in your old school ?,so I told them that MR.S was my teacher and he helped me learn and understand everything he says.thanksMR.S for leting me be an honer student in my new school in california,even my teacher was asking me who as your taecher in NJ


Posted November 2, 2009

The school staff is great and are always on top of the students if they feel like they are failing and praise those who succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2009

I love the SFA reading program the school offers. The staff is caring and very professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

I found the teacher Mr. S is very proffessional and he know how to deal with kids, my girl Sara Soliman is Egyptian and he know how to let her understand what he is saying and how to make her love school each day more than before. All the school staff are very helpful & carring. They also start their day with good smile for kids & parents that's very good thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

The teaching staff is marvelous and the parents are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

It has a wonderful staff and the parents are super.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2009

Its great school and teacher,my kids wery loved the teacher and its wery important for kids have principal and teacher like that. Aldona Gospodarczyk
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

I think Wilson is a great school the teachers are very heplful. The principal is very involed. She is always available when you need her. My son teacher was someone I knew I could trust with my son education. The academic programs are very advance. The school did offer music and art there were really no extracurricular activities. The are some parent that are involed but I believe it should be more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

The principal at Wilson Elementary is more concerned about where the school ranks then about the quality of education the students are receiving. Currently, those that are highly intelligent are not learning anything and those that are slow learners are not learning anything. The school is only geared to middle of the road students. There is a least 2 months taken away from schoolwork and spent on preparing for the state tests. It is also distrubing, as a parent, that my son spent multiple days watching movies like the Lion King or Herbie the Love Bug rather than doing actual class work. My son, a slow learner, is being pushed up to the next grade level because they 'know' he is intelligent even though he has an overall grade level of D. This child should have stayed back, yet the school refused.
—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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students51%
Female56%
Male42%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education46%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students34%
Female40%
Male30%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant34%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male65%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special education53%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female69%
Male85%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education69%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
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 Students31%
Female35%
Male28%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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
Hispanic 38% 22%
Black 37% 16%
White 14% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Two or more races 4% 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 71%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Barbara Panfili

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Trenton, NJ 08610
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