Birches Elementary School

416 Westminster Blvd
Blackwood, NJ 08012
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 459 students in grades Kindergarten-5, Birches Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 22% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Birches Elementary School's student population of 459 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
459 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
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School Rankings

Birches Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Birches Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NJ)
#1305 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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22%
26%
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41%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birches Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
11:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
9%
32%
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Black
5%
15%
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White
78%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.38
This chart display the diversity score of Birches Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Birches Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Birches Elementary School's ranking?
Birches Elementary School is ranked #1305 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
22% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 41% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Birches Elementary School?
459 students attend Birches Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
78% of Birches Elementary School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Birches Elementary School?
Birches Elementary School has a student ration of 10:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Birches Elementary School offer ?
Birches Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5
What school district is Birches Elementary School part of?
Birches Elementary School is part of Washington Township School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 459 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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