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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 20, 2014

This is an excellent school. Mrs. Adam is a wonderful lady and very accomodating. Teachers are excellent and they DO really care for their students. Im extremely happy with my kid going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

First I have to say the teachers are wonderful, the music program is amazing but when you first register your child you have to work with Mrs. Adams (Principal) secreatary. Her name is Mrs. Sabates. With my experience in 5 years with Mrs. Sabates is just no words can explain. She's one day hot the next cold, I think she's unprofessional and not capable of being a secretary...sorry! Did I forget to mention the nurse Mrs Dean - how can someone chose to be a nurse with Elementary school and never once smile! If you ask 10 kids out 9, which parents have, she's one of the meanest nurses you'll ever meet. Do yourself a favor with 12k in taxes, go to a different school (if you can). I wish I have. Mrs. Adams, the Principal not always accommodating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2012

This is a good school with respect to the Principal, the staff and the teachers. I really appreciate the Principal because she caters to the requests of the parents in a very constructive way. I am glad that the school has a rating of 8 also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2011

Washington School is wonderful. The teachers are very professional, current in instructional theory, kind and caring, and always available to meet should you have a concern about your child's learning experience. Many activities are available for the students and parents are always welcome to volunteer for numerous school events. I have had two children in Washington School and have only positive things to say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Academic programs are good. Music department is great and my son loves the music teachers he has had. Art is one of his favorite subject and the teachers are very professional and do everything in their capacity, to keep the child motivated. Very pleased to learn that they have Spanish as a language from 4th grade though in the other school that my son had been to, Spanish was a language from 1st grade. Parents are very involved in all activities in and out of the school. New comers to the town, like our family, get an opportunity to get to know other families in the social get together that the school has. Very pleased with the school district.
—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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female64%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
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 Students82%
Female97%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 87% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 1% 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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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West Caldwell, NJ 07006
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