West Essex Middle School

65 West Greenbrook Rd
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
West Essex Middle School serves 554 students in grades 7-8.
West Essex Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 79% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

West Essex Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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School Overview

West Essex Middle School's student population of 554 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 54 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
554 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
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School Rankings

West Essex Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of West Essex Middle School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#370 out of 2221 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
79%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
6%
29%
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Black
1%
15%
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White
86%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.26
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Eligible for Free Lunch
1%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 554 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 10:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 79% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.26 (Btm 50%)

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