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Union City, New Jersey
Hudson County
Union City School District
George Washington Elementary School is a public school located in Union City, New Jersey with 807 students in grades Pre-K-6.
Highlights
M.I.A.D. Program (Multiple Intelligences Arts Domain Program) Multi-disciplinary enrichment programs were implemented in fifth grade. Classes occurred from every Friday from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
Character Based Union City Education Curriculum was implemented by the school social worker which consisted of actively facilitated lessons in grades Kindergarten, first and second grades.
S.W.A.T. ( Support with Authentic Teaching)Two English Language Arts Coaches and the Supervisor implementED intensive small group instruction with the homeroom classroom teachers.
Awards

NJPAC Ballroom dance Competition, Silver MedalUnion City School District Recycled Boat Regatta, First PlaceMulti-Arts ShowSpecial OlympicsNJPAC Explore-A-Story Program

Location
3905 New York Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
Contact
Principal: Ms. Julio Rivera
201-348-5829
arivera@ucboe.us
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Grades
Pre-K-6
White 1%
Black 1%
Asian 1%
Hispanic 98%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
807
students
Female 50.1%
Male 49.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 92%
Students with disabilities 6%
English learners 38%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
115
Grade Percent of total students Students
Kindergarten 13%
101
1st Grade 11%
85
2nd Grade 13%
107
3rd Grade 13%
105
4th Grade 13%
106
5th Grade 18%
143
6th Grade 20%
160
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English & language arts proficiency
56%
of students

Math proficiency
36%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.5
Incidents per year
Violence 1
Weapons 3
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 4
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
68%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 17%
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Spanish 75.2%
English 23.7%
Other 1.1%
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Learn more about George Washington Elementary School.

Mission

Our primary goal is to offer every student an opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences. Our staff utilize a variety of resources and programs to help students achieve literacy goals and apply critical thinking skills, including the utilization of district wide STEM initiatives. We implement research based instructional practices to meet the needs of all students. Professional development is offered to all staff to enhance teaching and meet the domains/elements of the Union City Teacher Effectiveness Framework.

Academics

The district values its commitment to provide a rigorous and comprehensive standard driven curriculum. The following is a list of curriculum based initiatives that are implemented: -Edconnect Data Driven Curriculum Planning -DORA and ADAM Data Analysis -ACCESS -PARCC Readiness Plan -Title I Grant Schoolwide Improvement Plan -Academic Coaches Support-Math and English Language Arts -Math Tier I, II, and III Questions -Academic Coaches Support-Math and English Language Arts -Union City Curriculum Benchmarks-Math and English Language Arts -Academic Coaches Support-Math and English Language Arts -Vocabulary Instruction Initiative -NJSLA -NJSLA-S

Clubs

Reading Buddies and Kinder Pal Readers

Programs

21st Century Program and Saturday Seminars

Teachers

Professional development is provided through high quality professional learning activities that are aligned with teaching and learning standards. Professional workshops are offered by the district and school level. They are supported through coaches, external expert assistance, conferences, and online resources. The following is a list of professional learning initiatives:District Wide Edconnect Data Driven Curriculum Development PLCs, Vocabulary Instruction Initiative, Conquer Mathematics Initiative, and Global Compliance Network Data Base, and Frontline Teacher Effectiveness Tool, and weekly school based PLCs.

Supports

The following list includes the support services offered during the 2018-2019 school year: Play Therapy, Social Worker Interventions and Counseling, Port of Entry Bilingual Program, Anti Bullying Specialist, School Resource Police Officer, Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) program for 5th Grade students, and Intervention and Referral Services.

Health

The following list includes the student health and wellness programs offered during the 2018-2019 school year: Day of Physical Examinations, Nutritionist, Flu Shot Administration, Optical Examinations, Autism Awareness, Breast Cancer Awareness, America Diabetes Association, District Health and Wellness Fair, and Asthma Prevention.

Parents

The Parent Liaison and the community relations Director facilitate collaborative family activities to meet the academic and emotional needs of students and families. The following list includes parent community involvement programs offered during the 2018-2019 school year: Back to School Night & Welcome Back Parent Night, Back to School Night & Welcome Back Parent Night, Monthly Parent Breakfasts, Bullying and Cyber Bullying Workshops (Social Media), Read Across America, and Health Fairs for Families.

Facilities

The school facility is consistently inspected to meet mandated state codes. The district maintenance department manage and maintain the facility.

School safety

School Safety programs include: The School Safety Team, One Fire Drill Per Month, Additional Emergency Drill Per Month, Designated Staff Trained in CPR, yearly Emergency Drill Inspection and Feedback from Union City Police Department, Anti-Bullying Specialist, Code Blue Emergency Team, Two Evacuation Drills Per Year, and School Resource Officer On Site.

Technology

Washington Elementary School received a Bronze Tier Future Ready Designation; George Washington Elementary students participated in STEM Dash and Dot Coding Classes, Washington Elementary students participated in the Union City Science Fair, Tech Facilitators provided PLCs and in class support on the use of google classroom and studyisland; a Science Lab was created to provide general science instruction and STEM instruction to grades one through four.

Early childhood

During the 2018-2019 school year a District Master Kindergarten teacher was deployed to service the Kindergarten classrooms.

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