Whiton Elementary School

Tel: (908)371-0842
Grades: PK-3

728 students

Whiton Elementary School serves 728 students in grades PK-3.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
Whiton Elementary School operates within the Branchburg Township School District.

Overview

The student population of 728 students has grown by 22% over five years.
The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 80% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-3
Total Students 728 students
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 56 teachers
Students by Grade Whiton Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 12:1
Asian
8%
9%
Hispanic
6%
23%
Black
2%
17%
White
77%
51%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
2%
29%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,035 students has grown by 11% over five years.
School District Name Branchburg Township School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
2
Number of Students Managed 2,035 983
District Total Revenue $45 MM $20 MM
Branchburg Township School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $46 MM $19 MM
Branchburg Township School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $24,696 $20,414
Branchburg Township School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $25,273 $19,395
Branchburg Township School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Hillsborough High School (5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Central Middle School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bradley Gardens Elementary School (3.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • SomervilleCentral Middle School
    220 Baird Rd
    SomervilleNJ 08876
    (908)526-1415
    1.9 mi | 599 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • SomervilleStony Brook Middle School
    136 Cedar Grove Rd
    SomervilleNJ 08876
    (908)722-2400
    2.4 mi | 380 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • Whitehouse StationHolland Brook School
    52 Readington Rd
    Whitehouse StationNJ 08889
    (908)823-0454
    3.4 mi | 463 students | Gr. 4-5                      
  • BridgewaterBradley Gardens Elementary School
    148 Pine St
    BridgewaterNJ 08807
    (908)725-8444
    3.4 mi | 293 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • Whitehouse StationReadington Middle School
    48 Readington Rd
    Whitehouse StationNJ 08889
    (908)534-2113
    3.5 mi | 743 students | Gr. 6-8                      

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Somerset County, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.49, which is higher than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Somerset County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.