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Washington Elementary School

Public | PK-6 & ungraded | 53 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2011

This school is for children that that have strong survival skills. But for children that need a little more help, well its like send the lamb to the slaughter. You will be called in, not to see how together you and the teacher can help your child...but how "I dont know maybe take him to someone to talk to or something. You have insurance right? Great. Sign this paper saying we met. Thanks" Really? I'm under the impression its suppose to be a combined effort. But the impression I received is that if my child has an issue, well its my cup of sour milk. The worst part of all this, my son is the way that is paying the price.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

it was an amazing experience for my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

My three daughters attent this school, I do not think is the school the makes the student, its the parents and teachers. teaching starts at home, remember that. I was happy went my kids were there, now my son will be atending, I know he will do great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I am very happy with the school programs for afterschool is big plus my daughter have improve alot..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Unfortubately I moved to Union City and I have no option but registering my daughter in this place. This school runs based in the jungle law. They are very worry about the absence but they don't get messages when you call. If you are late or forget the snack and bring it in do the office give it to your child you are treated as a monster but it took them three days to get her register and still have to go to the board of education the first day of school because they didn't have her in the computer. And finally if they take pictures you are suppose to pay at front and in cash either is good quality or not because otherwise you wont have a picture. So if you have the chance to run away from this place you better do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

I am disgraced by the way this school is run. They focus way too much on the uniform policy(which by the way I do support) but not enough focus on properly trained teachers. It truly is just sad!
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
83%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former57%

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former79%
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 Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former47%

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former80%
Limited English Proficient Former85%

Science

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Former71%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former39%

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education33%
General education89%
English language learners64%
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former82%
Limited English Proficient Former89%
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%
Female71%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former33%

Math

All Students93%
Female98%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education79%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former85%
Limited English Proficient Former87%
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.

2013

 
 
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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 98% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
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 94%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3905 New York Ave
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 348-5954

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