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Hawthorne Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 & ungraded | 515 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

The Willingboro School system is losing the focus that it once had. The children of this school are suffering due to lack of competent teachers and leadership. It is a proven fact that more kids are leaving the district because of the poor resources. I once was a student here, but I refuse to send my kids to this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

Hawthorne Elementary is a great school, my daughter has learned so much and has come along way. She is going into the 2nd grade and has been on he honor roll more then once. The environment is friendly and I'm very pleased with the teachers. Field Day is a blast and my daughter talks about it for at least a week afterwards. Hawthorne is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2010

Just got back from a Pre-K graduation and the turn out of Parents was comendable. It shows that if a child is helped at home they will do well in school. Parent participation is a must. The teachers did think they would have such a large turn out and they added to the program and it was superb! Great Job Teachers. Looking foward to seeing you next year with my other grandkids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

I have lived in Willingboro for 6yrs my children have attended Hawthorne Park Elementary school for the same amount of time. I find that the teachers are very good and they really care about their students. Every teacher that my children have had were the best.I do notice a great change in the PTA. Good Job
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

I'm new to the Willinboro area (7/2005). So far I've found Hawthorne to be a decent school. My daughter feels the class room is too hot and the heat prevents her from focusing. Other than that she likes it.(my daughter is in the 4th grade)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

This school is really on the money. The teachers that my children have had, were very professional. The quality of the academic programs, from my understanding, is one of the best. My children learned the NJ CCCS and did well on the state exams. Parent involvement is not the greatest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

they could do better I had with the teachers there had to move child some where else. new idea pta could make more money if you would sale on sat morning i see it work some else. I'm sorry that i put my child throw 2years of school here. and I my taxes are still paying for nothing. need new young teachers with a better plan. Love the Principal but nothing else.
—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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students49%
Female66%
Male31%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education15%
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education85%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students50%
Female64%
Male37%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education53%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female69%
Male66%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female87%
Male83%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students46%
Female51%
Male42%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education21%
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male61%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education37%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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
Black 87% 16%
Hispanic 9% 22%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 55%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Dumar Burgess

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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56 Brooklawn Drive
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Phone: (609) 835-8960

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