Birchwood Elementary School

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Tel: (973)361-7080
  • Birchwood Elementary School serves 288 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 55-59% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Birchwood Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • Birchwood Elementary School operates within the Rockaway Township School District.

School Overview

  • Birchwood Elementary School's student population of 288 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students288 students
Birchwood Elementary School Total Students (1988-2016)
Gender %Birchwood Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Birchwood Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeBirchwood Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Birchwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Birchwood Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)55-59%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
Birchwood Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
Asian
9%
10%
Birchwood Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2016)
Hispanic
32%
26%
Birchwood Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
Black
3%
16%
Birchwood Elementary School Black Students (1988-2016)
White
53%
46%
Birchwood Elementary School White Students (1988-2016)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Birchwood Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsBirchwood Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.610.43
Birchwood Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
33%
Birchwood Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
Birchwood Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2001-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Birchwood Elementary School is Rockaway Township School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Rockaway Township School District's student population of 2,399 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $20,309 in this district is less than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has declined by 5% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $20,926 is less than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameRockaway Township School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    2
    Number of Students Managed2,399921
    Rockaway Township School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    50%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    50%
    District Total Revenue$49 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$51 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$20,309$20,569
    District Spending / Student$20,926$20,942
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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    I loved this school so much, when I had to leave, I cried for so long. Birchwood is the smallest in the district, but in my opinion, the best.
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