WCS students have received awards and recognition for participation in the following: National History Day, Spelling Bee, Geography Bee, Academic Challenge, Math Olympiad, Fire Bowl, Peer Leadership, Student Council, and athletics.Website Facebook Twitter
|White|| 39% |
|Black|| 7% |
|Asian|| 10% |
|Hispanic|| 40% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 4% |
|Female|| 48.1% |
|Male|| 51.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 60% |
|Students with disabilities|| 28% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 1% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|Pre-K|| 7% ||49|
|Kindergarten|| 10% ||72|
|1st Grade|| 12% ||90|
|2nd Grade|| 9% ||66|
|3rd Grade|| 11% ||76|
|4th Grade|| 11% ||79|
|5th Grade|| 10% ||72|
|6th Grade|| 9% ||67|
|7th Grade|| 10% ||71|
|8th Grade|| 11% ||80|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||0|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 2% |
|1 to 5 days|| 33% |
|6 to 10 days|| 28% |
|11 to 15 days|| 18% |
|Over 15 days|| 19% |
|English|| 76.0% |
|Spanish|| 10.7% |
|Arabic|| 7.6% |
|Other|| 4.7% |
|Urdu|| 1.0% |
Learn more about Washington Community School #9.
The Mission of Washington Community School is to provide our students with the best possible educational experience in a safe, positive, and inclusive learning environment. At WCS, we strive to foster personal and interpersonal growth and deliver instruction effectively and efficiently while maintaining a strong sense of community. Our mission is best accomplished when all members of our school community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, and parents) work as a team to meet the needs of each and every student to the best of our ability.
Teachers utilize appropriate district curriculum for the grade(s)/subject(s) they teach. NJSLS and NGSS standards and assessment data drive instruction. Small group and individualized instruction are provided when possible. Students in K-2 are assessed using the iReady program. A diagnostic, mid-year and end of year assessment are administered to track individual student growth. Instruction is differentiated based upon the data collected. Title I services are available for eligible students. Special education services in an inclusive setting are provided in grades 2-8. Related services include speech, OT and PT. Our school counselor/anti-bullying specialist is on site to assist students and staff. Enrichment programs are offered to students in all grade levels.
Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Coed)
Various clubs & activities are coordinated through the Department of Community Education.
The before-care and after-care programs are available on a daily basis. Supplemental academic courses are availalble in English Language Arts and Mathematics for eligible students both before and after school.
Staff Training and Development sessions are held throughout the year.Professional development workshops are attended on a regular basis.Teachers meet in Professional Learning Communities on a monthly basis.Common prep periods allow teachers to meet on a daily basis as needed.
ARMS - ELA & Math100 Book ChallengeTitle 1 Services for identified studentsMorning math tutorial for struggling students
Wellness checks are held throughout the year by the School Nurse. Breakfast and lunch are offered daily. Students are provided 20 minutes of recess each day and two 40 minute physical education periods per week. Teachers engage students in mindfulness and incorporate physical activity into their classrooms regularly.
The WCS PTO is heavily involved in providing programs and celebrations for students in all grade levels.WCS is always striving to increase community involvement in our school.
WCS was built in 1917. In addition to over 50 classrooms, WCS also contains an auditorium, a multi-purpose room, a gymnasium, a library, a life skills room, two therapy rooms, two computer labs, and several cafeterias.
The WCS School Safety/Climate Team meets monthly. Fire drills, evacuation drills, and lockdown drills are held monthly. Facility issues are addressed throughout the year as required.
Technology/STEM classes meet weekly in all grades. STEM programs include Project Innovate, Drone Club,, Robotics Club, and Girls Who Code Club. Chromebooks, Chromebook Flips, Samsung Tablets, and iPads are utilized by students on a daily basis.
The following tools and programs help support our early childhood students: iPads in the classrooms, Chromebook Flips in Grades K-2, Week of the Younge Child Celebrations, Fire Safety visits from the Fire Department, AAA's visit with Otto the Auto, Hudon Bergen Light Rail Safety Visit, Big and Little Buddies, Read Aloud Days, and Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration.