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Kearny, New Jersey
Hudson County
Kearny
Washington Elementary School is a public school located in Kearny, New Jersey with 551 students in grades Pre-K-6.
Highlights
Washington School kicked off a School Store in the 2016-2017 School Year and it continues to flourish.
Washington School is keen on improving literacy and we utilize RazKids and Achieve to monitor Lexile success.
The 4th and 5th grade have created a “Kind Kids Club” that advocates for a positive climate at Washington School.
Awards

Our students are recognized monthly for Achieve 3000, ST Math, character counts, students of the month and quarterly for Principal's Honors, Honors and Citizenship.

Location
80 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032
Contact
Principal: Mr. Jon Zimmerman
201-955-5100
jzimmerman@kearnyschools.com
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Grades
Pre-K-6
White 16%
Black 1%
Asian 4%
Hispanic 77%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
551
students
Female 50.3%
Male 49.7%
Economically disadvantaged students 73%
Students with disabilities 23%
English learners 15%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
69
Grade Percent of total students Students
Pre-K 7%
36
Kindergarten 11%
59
1st Grade 15%
81
2nd Grade 13%
71
3rd Grade 12%
65
4th Grade 13%
72
5th Grade 14%
76
6th Grade 17%
91
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English & language arts proficiency
46%
of students

Math proficiency
37%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.4
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 2
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
67%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 3%
1 to 5 days 35%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 16%
Over 15 days 17%
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Spanish 49.7%
English 34.8%
Portuguese 8.9%
Other 2.4%
Urdu 2.4%
Arabic 1.8%
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Learn more about Washington Elementary School.

Mission

The mission of the Kearny School District, a diverse metropolitan "hometown", working together as a unified community, is to provide unlimited opportunities that maximize everyone''s potential to be a life long learner and contributing member of society.

Academics

We use K-5 Being A Writer, K-2 Orton Gillingham, 1-2 Making Meaning, K-5 Learning A-Z, 3-6 Achieve 3000, K-5 GoMath!, 1-2 Scholastic News, 3-5 Storyworks, 3-5 Harcourt Trophies, 6 ST Math, 2-5 Science Fusion, 3-5 United States Communities & Neighbors, Grade 6 Collections, Big Ideas Math, World History, and Interactive Science, as well as our GATE program.

Clubs

Our clubs consists of: Art Club, Chorus, Band, Safety Patrols, Book Club, Kind Kids, Breakfast Club, Recorder Karate, 6th Grade Reps, School Store Kids, Harry potter Book club, St math Club, Girls Who Code computer club

Programs

Our before and after school programs include breakfast, ESL tutoring, help period, STAR after school academic program grades 3-5, SMART summer program grades 1-5, ESL summer program grades 1-6.

Teachers

Our staff and professional learning consists of 2 full day and 5 half day in-service days dedicated to PD based on school or district needs. Staff is also sent to various trainings throughout the year for current programs and can request PD days. We also offer New Teacher Collaborative Meetings to train new teachers.

Supports

Special Education pullout, inclusion & LLD services, high intensity ESL, Academic Support Instruction, Leveled Literacy Intervention, I&RS meetings, Special Ed extended school year program, STAR after school supplemental program, SMART summer supplemental program, Gr. 6 STEM summer program, before/after school help period, tutors requested as needed, ESL tutoring.

Health

Recess, physical ed classes, scoliosis screenings, Great Body Shop - health, MERT team, AED/CPR staff trainings, breakfast program, dental screening, hearing, vision, height and weight screenings. Jump Rope A Thon.

Parents

Genesis Parent Portal, Parent conferences, Blackboard Connect calls, progress reports, Back-To-School Night, Family Science Night, Early Childhood Parent Involvement, Jr. Police Academy, LEAD program, School/District website, Title 1 & ESL Parent Involvement, Facebook. Instagram, PTA Events - Family Movie Night, Haunted Hallways, Santa Sale, Book Fair, Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Fun Fair, PTa Fitness Nights

Facilities

We have three computer labs, Art room, gymnasium, playground and library.

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