School Details

Watsessing Elementary School

71 Prospect Street, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973) 680-8570
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 & ungraded 311 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

55%
71%
66%
64%
86%
78%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
61%
59%
75%
81%
78%
86%
91%
90%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
62%
61%
77%
81%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
65%
66%
72%
80%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Bloomfield Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Watsessing Elementary School is a public middle school in Bloomfield. The principal of Watsessing Elementary School is Dr Gina Rosamilia, whose e-mail is grosamilia@bloomfield.k12.nj.us. 311 students go to Watsessing Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 8% of the Watsessing Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 41% of the 311 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Watsessing Elementary School is 12:1. Sojourner Truth Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 26%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 8%
Hispanic 36% 34%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 13% 30%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 33%
Limited English proficiency 8% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I've gone to Watsessing for seven years (K-6) and it has grown on me. I graduated this year and I can truly say that I will miss it. The teachers and principal are so caring and my fellow students are some of the nicest kids you will ever meet. I'm proud to have gone to this school and I would definitely suggest it to anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    I Love Watsessing I Wish I Was A Student There All My Life. The Teachers Are Very Helpful And Amazing. For The Third Marking Period ( I Came In January) I Made Honors Roll With A's and B's. I Really Like My Principal And How She Checks On Us Momentarily.I Made Lots Of Friends That Are Very Cool And Nice. I Will Never Forget Watsessing Because It Was The Best School I Ever Went To.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love watsessing teachers & principal.when i first moved here everybody told me to put my daughter in berkeley & i went to watsessing anyway. my friends kids for yrs have had problems in berkeley & still do. iv'e been here 2 yrs & i love it more than any other school my daughter attended

  • (10 years ago)

    I agree with the previous post. My Daughter came from Carteret to Watsessing and the improvement of her grades attitude and overall is astounding! I'm so glad we moved over here. The teachers are caring and interested in the child. Most have a friendship level with them to get the respect deserved. Keep up the great work Watsessing!

  • (10 years ago)

    Watsessing is truly a wonderful school. It just gets better every year. We are blessed to have the most caring and effective teachers and principal possible. I encourage all to come and see first hand how our school has blossomed into a school where any parent would be proud to enroll their children.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools