Washington Avenue School

102 Washington Avenue

Chatham, NJ 07928

Tel: (973)457-2510
  • Washington Avenue School serves 428 students in grades Prekindergarten-3.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 85-89% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Washington Avenue School placed in the top 5% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.
  • Washington Avenue School operates within the The Of The Chathams School District.

Top Placements (New Jersey)

Washington Avenue School is Listed among the top public schools in New Jersey for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 1%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 10%)

School Overview

  • Washington Avenue School's student population of 428 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-3
Total Students428 students
Washington Avenue School Total Students (1991-2016)
Gender %Washington Avenue School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Washington Avenue School Total Teachers (1991-2016)
Students by GradeWashington Avenue School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Washington Avenue School is ranked within the top 5% 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 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Washington Avenue School is 0.35, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. 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)85-89%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
Washington Avenue School Student Teacher Ratio (1991-2016)
Asian
8%
10%
Washington Avenue School Asian Students (1991-2016)
Hispanic
7%
26%
Washington Avenue School Black Students (1991-2016)
White
80%
46%
Washington Avenue School White Students (1991-2016)
Two or more races
5%
2%
Washington Avenue School Two Or More Races Students (2014-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsWashington Avenue School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownNJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.350.69
Washington Avenue School Diversity Score (1991-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
Washington Avenue School Eligible for Free Lunch (1993-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
Washington Avenue School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Washington Avenue School is The Of The Chathams School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 656 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • The Of The Chathams School District's student population of 4,156 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,869 in this district is less than the state average of $20,569. The district revenue/student has declined by 11% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $14,118 is less than the state average of $20,942. The district spending/student has declined by 14% over four school years.
    School District NameThe Of The Chathams School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    2
    Number of Students Managed4,156921
    The Of The Chathams School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    74%
    40%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    81%
    50%
    District Total Revenue$61 MM$19 MM
    District Spending$58 MM$19 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,869$20,569
    District Spending / Student$14,118$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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