Washington Avenue School

  • 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

Top Placements

Washington Avenue School places among the top 20% of 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
This chart display total students of Washington Avenue School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Washington Avenue School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Washington Avenue School by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Washington Avenue School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Washington Avenue School is ranked within the top 5% 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 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 0.43. 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)85-89%
40%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Washington Avenue 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)75-79%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington Avenue 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 Ratio15:112:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Washington Avenue School and the average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Asian
8%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Washington Avenue School and the percentage of Asian students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
7%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Washington Avenue School and the percentage of Hispanic students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
80%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Washington Avenue School and the percentage of White students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Washington Avenue School and the percentage of students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Washington Avenue School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.350.43
This chart display the diversity score of Washington Avenue School and the average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington Avenue 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 Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington Avenue School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameThe Of The Chathams School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Washington Avenue School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
We’ll report on a new partnership between schools in Chicago and Boston that is bringing an award-winning digital education platform to their schools. So what exactly is Boom Writer?
We've put together this resource guide to help students and adults get the help they require to choose a good language immersion program.
We examine the oldest school district west of the Mississippi River – the Hawaii Department of Education.