Birchwood Elementary School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

School Overview

  • Birchwood Elementary School's student population of 288 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students288 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Birchwood Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
9%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
32%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
3%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
53%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of White students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Birchwood Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.610.43
This chart display the diversity score of Birchwood Elementary School and the average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Birchwood Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRockaway Township School District
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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