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Westfield, New Jersey
Union County
Westfield Public School District
Washington Elementary School is a public school located in Westfield, New Jersey with 311 students in grades 1-5.
Highlights
Technology is infused in every subject area at Washington School.
The Washington School community welcomes author/poet visits to complement literature-based reading program.
Good citizenship is encouraged through charitable actions and events and a school-wide recycling program.
Awards

Washington students received awards for participating in the District Art Show, the Elm Street Gallery and the All City Orchestra, Band and Chorus. They also were honored to sing the National Anthem at the Somerset Patriots opening baseball game.

Location
900 Street Marks Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
Contact
Principal: Dr. Andrew Perry
908-789-4600
aperry@westfieldnjk12.org
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Grades
1-5
White 83%
Black 0%
Asian 8%
Hispanic 4%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 5%
School size
311
students
Female 52.4%
Male 47.6%
Economically disadvantaged students 0%
Students with disabilities 19%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
62
Grade Percent of total students Students
1st Grade 20%
61
2nd Grade 16%
50
3rd Grade 21%
66
4th Grade 18%
56
5th Grade 25%
78
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English & language arts proficiency
88%
of students

Math proficiency
88%
of students

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Incidents per year
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
85%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 4%
1 to 5 days 46%
6 to 10 days 35%
11 to 15 days 12%
Over 15 days 3%
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English 84.2%
Other 6.8%
Spanish 3.9%
Chinese 1.9%
Korean 1.6%
Russian 1.6%
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Learn more about Washington Elementary School.

Mission

School theme: A Great Place to Grow. District Mission Statement: The Westfield Public School District, in partnership with families and community, educates all students to reach their highest potential as productive, well-balanced and responsible citizens who respect individual differences and diversity in an ever changing world.

Academics

Elementary curriculum: Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Spanish (Grades 3,4,5), Art, Health, Music, Physical Education and Safety, Library/Information Skills, and Computer applications within the curriculum. Our students benefit from many different kinds of enrichment.

Clubs

Extracurricular activities at Washington School include the Children's Garden, Art Enrichment, Nutrition Awareness and the School Store. Classes collect food and holiday gifts for needy families at Thanksgiving and the December holidays as part of the "Sharing and Caring" program. They also make sandwiches before school for a homeless shelter, as well as donating an extra lunch every month. Our students raised thousands of dollars for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research during a spring evening charity volleyball game.

Programs

Afterschool Chess and Scrabble clubs are offered and run by parent volunteers.

Teachers

Professional Learning Communities within Washington School have developed a school-based plan to impact daily classroom performance and state assessment proficiencies. Teachers continue personal professional development as well as districtwide training in resiliency.

Supports

Programs include: Special Education, ACHIEVE/Basic Skills, Gifted, and English-as-a-Second Language. Specialists available: Adaptive Physical Education, School Nurses, Learning Disability Consultants, Speech/Language Therapists, Occupational Therapist, Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors, and Physical Therapists.

Health

Washington School is committed to the district initiative of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with classroom lessons and programs to support student emotional health. Washington School also offers physical education and safety programs that emphasize respect for oneself, others, and the school. In addition to the health and physical education curriculum, parent volunteers provide a nutrition awareness program call SNAC.

Parents

The Washington School PTO is very active and supportive. Parent volunteers presented art enrichment lessons, informational sessions on food allergies, helped students start a school store, and continued an afterschool Chess Club and Scrabble Club. Students enjoyed assemblies sponsored by the PTO as well as the 72nd Annual Washington School Show, a major PTO fundraiser since 1948 that brings parents and teachers together for the benefit of our students. The PTO and staff sponsored a Read-a-Thon, Family Fun Nights, and a recess track club. Pupils enjoyed planting vegetables, handling worms and learning about dirt in our Children's Garden. A Parent Portal provides access to grades and other information.

Facilities

Washington School was built in 1954, with an addition built in 1993. All classrooms are air-conditioned. Our Buildings & Grounds Department provides regular maintenance while our IT Department keeps the building technologically up-to-date.

School safety

Safety is a priority at Washington School which holds regular safety drills. The building is equipped with interior and exterior security cameras. Key exterior doors are equipped with access control readers. The building is equipped with an audio and visual alert system, integrated with the fire and burglar alarm system.

Technology

Classrooms are equipped with fully networked computers and interactive projector with a whiteboard. Mobile computer labs of laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads are available to both the lower and upper elementary classes. Our school's media center is equipped with an interactive projector with whiteboard and fully-networked computer stations, including Chromebooks.

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What makes Washington School "A Great Place to Grow" is its community. The staff is supportive and professional. Parents feel very good about the education that their children receive at Washington School. It's a winning combination.

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