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Westbrook Elementary School

Public | K-6 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2011

Westbrook School is an outstanding place for teachers, students, parents, and staff. The principal is very well educated, knowledgeable about effective teaching methods, and disciplines with complete fairness. The students seem to be very successful once they leave Westbrook and go on. The teachers are competent and hard working. The parents provide a support system for enriching activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teachers are hard working, dedicated individuals who truly care about the kids. the staff is warm & friendly & always there to lend a helping hand. The PTA & parents involved are always there to support & lend a helping hand & will do whatever it takes to get the children the progams they deserve. A Top notch school wthat goes beyond an 8:30-3pm day!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

I've had two children go through Westbrook. This school is excellent. Academically it is outstanding. Westbrook constantly scores extremely well on standardized tests. Its students go into the middle school and the high school well prepared. With six elementary schools converging at these next levels, its not a coincidence that Westbrook students excel academically at those levels. Environmentally...the setting is beautiful. Mountains, fields and streams surround its location. Inside, the classrooms invite its students into a learning environment through its interactive work stations, and the learning visual aids that decorates each wall. The teachers spend much time (mostly their own, before the school year starts, and then before and after school hours) creating these classrooms that motivates their students. Socially...the principal and her staff have been successful in fostering a creative, fun, yet disciplined program. There are many extracurricular activities for parent and child to participate in. Signed a father.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2008

I think this school is great! Both of my children went here and I have had plenty of opportunity to volunteer and be involved. Weather permitting, the children have a large playground to play on, yes, even in the winter. My kids have excelled at this school. Having experienced eight years here, I have no complaints!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

This school could be better. Parent involement is not encouraged during school hours and there are not many opportunities for the students to 'share' with their parents. There aren't performances or programs for student to display projects. Children are not encouraged to come to meet their teacher/visit their classroom before school starts in September (the staff is too busy getting ready). There is also not a time through the entire year when the kids are allowed to visit the classroom with parents to 'show off' their classroom. During the winter months children are not allowed to go outdoors to play. The school needs updating and the gym also functions as the cafeteria. The classrooms are very small. That being said, the PTA is great and they do a lot for the school, which is nice. The academics aren't excellent, but I would give them above average.
—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

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
96%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students73%
Female86%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special education28%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education50%
General education95%
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 Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education64%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female96%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education73%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education50%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education42%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female87%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education42%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

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%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 90% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Dr Joan Oberer

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55 Nosenzo Pond Road
West Milford, NJ 07480
Phone: (973) 697-5700

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