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George Washington Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2009

It is amazing. My daughter is in G&T in 6th grade. It is really hard for her but I think in the long run it will help her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I really love George Washington Middle School. They have a great curriculum and the building is in good condition. They have many great extracurricular activities. I like that the teachers will help you one on one if you are having trouble with a lesson. However, I think that the 6th grade Gifted and Talented program should have a new curriculum, because it is exactly the same as the regular curriculum. Also, there are a few teachers I am displeased with. I think the school should do more thorough observing of teachers before hiring them. Another complaint I have is that the 8th grade lockers MUST be redone. They do not lock, and other students may steal you/your child's belongings. And perhaps they could get more full lockers (as opposed to half-lockers) put in upstairs, as there are many unused lockers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2007

there is many academic programs as well as extracrricular activities, for the many children to be invloved in. Canteens. Many parents support them and i am one of those supporters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

We are very happy with g.Washington middle school...We moved here in aug..And i thought that my son would have a difficult adjusting...But everyone at the school were so helpful ....And made the transition as comfortable as possible...The academic programs are excellent ...Along with the teaching staff...The extracurricular are the same..And again i must say the teaching and support staff at the school are great...The parents are alway asked to be involve and are kept informed of your child at all times...They are more then happy to assist you....Again we are extremely happy...And greatful...
—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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
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 65% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%
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 82% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students78%
Female88%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female87%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female76%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students93%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education74%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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

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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above 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 83% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Jack Leonard

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Wayne, NJ 07470
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