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West End Memorial Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 22 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2012

As another parent noted, and to me ANY elementary level school should have transportation for the students. Among other things, having transportation would reduce the number of parent vehicles causing their own congestion to the roads, as well as help households that have no transportation get their children safely to and from school. I would not use the rating system here -- I find it a misleading number. Instead using the test scoring numbers I think is more accurate in gauging if the school is doing what they're supposed to be doing. NOT babysitting, but educating. Unfortunately it seems the numbers have dropped substantially since my child started there. The school, I feel is outstanding. I find the teachers I've had to deal with mostly reasonable. The principle I think is top notch. He's always been available to at least listen to concerns, and in some cases, more than not, he has been helpful in resolving some concerns. I do not hesitate to send my child to this school, but I have a growing concern for the standard of skills (even passing tests) is a problem. If the tests don't even meet the state numbers, this is a BIG problem!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

first and foremost from all the taxes we pay for the schools they should provide transportation. not every parent depends on someone else to pick their child up, some of us are stay at home mothers with younger children with no vehicle and doesnt live right up the street from the school. i myself now have to walk at least 3 miles a day to get my child with a 5 month old, what about when it rains or snows? And also i see the school had a rating 3/10 which is a drastic change from the school she was going to prior, i just pray my daughter receives the proper education she needs and deserves. Im actually kind of hesitant to send her to west end memorial, sad enough to say. I hope theres an improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2008

My daughter attends West End & we absolutely love it. The teachers & staff are great. It is a close family like atmosphere. I would very highly recommend this elementary especially the fact that they start a foreign language in kindergarten & now my daughter at the age of 8 can speak spanish very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

My son has been at West End since kindergarden. He loves going to school everyday, which is a blessing for me. Everymorning when I take him to the Y-kidz program, he says goodmorning to teachers that he has never had and I think its great that even though he was never in thier class, they still refer to him by his name. I like knowing that all the teachers are involved with every student, not just the ones they have in thier classes. One concern I do have however is that I feel the school and it's teachers need to understand more that not all of the kids are comming from a two parent family with a stay at home mom. I have in the past had issues with parent teacher conferences that I could not attended because I work till 5 and the teacher would not stay at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

My two children attend West End and they are getting a great education. Academically my children are doing exceptionally well. Others in our community need to welcome diversity and educated themselves on how well our public schools are doing. It is foolish to live in this town and waste the public education opportunities that are here for them. We are proud to have our children in Woodbury Public Schools and to be a part of this great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2005

My son attended 3rd grad here. Overall, it was 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

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 59% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
85%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students57%
Female71%
Male45%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male76%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education36%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students47%
Female72%
Male34%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female67%
Male74%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education46%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students81%
Female89%
Male77%
Black86%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education55%
General education88%
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 Students46%
Female54%
Male33%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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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25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
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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

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
White 46% 51%
Black 35% 16%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
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 57%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Vincent Myers

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215 Queen Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 853-0123

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