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Mawbey Street Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 21 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 29, 2014

The teachers are good, but the principal is completely below average. Her attitude is very negative and the kids are often afraid and do not like going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2014

Strange! K-PM session has a new teacher. She was initially keen in teaching the kids new stuff and after 3 months everything stopped. We all parents were shocked with the sudden change. All she does good is the sharing time, where the family secrets are unfolded which is of 0 use. She takes weeks to respond to parent emails. I think the school would get a bad name because of this particular new teacher. She is NO GOOD
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2013

First day of the school for my Kindergarten daughter and there was no co-ordination on the school bus dropping facility. My daughter was dropped at another location rather than binging her to right location. The Bus drivers does not care and the school also does not provide any list or information to the bus drivers on who is getting down where atleast for the Kindergarten's on their first day. Great disappointment. This not only happened to my child but there were few other who had this issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

Great School!! The principal has a great knowledge of being strict but keeping it fun for the students. Has a wonderful family feeling! Teachers are amazing also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2006

I have been involved with mawbey street school for about 3years i had a son that graduated from there and have one attending there now. I moved out of the state and returned one of the reasons being was the schooling and i said if i could not move back to woodbridge and live where i lived before so that my children could attend the same school from which we left i would not go back so with that said i am giving mawbey street a 5 for teacher involvement, principal,academics,activities, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

I just wanted to set the record straight !!! Apparently, someone apparently thinks that I wrote a review dated January 2005 as 'Cathy S'. It was not me. My children are no longer in Mawbey Street and I would have no reason to criticize Ms. Reid, the PTO nor its staff. In fact, I was and am QUITE PLEASED with Mawbey Street and its staff. As a matter of fact, I was personally involved with the PTO for a number of years and never felt it was a 'closed club'. Either the 'other Cathy S' needs to get a real life and needs to come forth with their real name. Cathy Stamato
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

Mawbey Street School's principal, Miss Reid, has worked endlessly to provide her students with opportunities to learn both in and out of the traditional school environment. In a time when curriculums change rapidly (with great expense and only controlled by a school board, not an individual school) she has maintained a core curriculum of hands-on learning in a positive classroom environment. Parental involvement in the scholastic community has been steadily declining due to changes in family dynamics and general apathy to the concept of giving to the community. The PTO, recognizing this change, has worked steadily to maintain the fundraising necessary to provide students with extracurricular programs and trips. Door are always open; however, one must be willing to enter and work. As in other townships, Gifted and Talented programs are available for those who qualify.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

While many of the teachers are very good, some of the newer teachers have little experience and little guidance. The principal is fortunately retiring this year. While she did rule with an iron hand--which is good, she fails to see that we are no longer living in the 50s and refuses to see areas where change would be an improvement. The PTO as well is a 'closed club,' refusing to see room for improvement and change--all to the detriment of our children. Woodbridge is the last township to maintain only half-day Kindergarten--again failing to progress with the times. This is not a user-friendly school,the academics program should be reworked to allow those students who are capable, to progress faster. The community in general is very close-minded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2003

This is my second year at the mawbey street school .I move here to New Jersey and decided to put my daughter in public school coming from New York.My daughter was in private one of the best so i decided to try public school and it was worth it because the mawbey street school is great. Yhe kid are guided in the right step the work is gear toward the next phase that they need. The teacher are really concerned about what our kids need. The principal really cares and keep a hand on with what going on in her school which is what needs to be done in school today .I am so far happy with Mawbey Street School .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2003

Mawbey Street School provides every child with the opportunity to excel academically, physically, and emotionally. Staff and parents combine to offer a unique and rewarding learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2003

Even in a cash-strapped township like Woodbridge, this school stands out simply because of the volunteering parents who along with the guidance of Principal,Patricia Reid and her excellent group of teachers continually keep the morale of the kids high and do not stop to strive for the betterment of the school's functioning. It is commendable to see the Principal , teachers and Parents work together to get the kids to make each day at school a memorable event!


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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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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84%

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80%

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69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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90%

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94%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
75%

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77%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
98%

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 Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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 Students77%
Female89%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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%
Female96%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female97%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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

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 48% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 9%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Black 7% 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 19%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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275 Mawbey Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Phone: (732) 602-8401

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