School Details

Washington No. 1 Middle School

One Nortrh Fifth Street, Harrison, NJ 07029
(973) 483-2285
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 429 students 11 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

52%
52%
66%
67%
67%
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
  • Harrison Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
65%
58%
58%
64%

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
  • Harrison Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
82%
66%
66%
69%
67%
67%
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
  • Harrison Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington No. 1 Middle School is a public middle school in Harrison. The principal of Washington No. 1 Middle School is Ms Donna Mcbride, whose e-mail is dmcbride@harrison.k12.nj.us. 429 students go to Washington No. 1 Middle School and are mostly Asian; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 7% of the Washington No. 1 Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 429 students here get reduced lunch prices.The class size at Washington No. 1 Middle School is 20, and the student to teacher ratio is 11:1. East Newark Public Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% %
Hispanic 64% 58%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 33%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 74%
Limited English proficiency 7% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers at WMS are great. Dedicated hardworking.. you can tell they became teachers because they love it. If it wasn't for the great teachers I would have taken my daughter out the first week. Principal and administration could be much much better. Many of the children have out of control behaviors (fighting bullying stealing inappropriate clothing). Not much is done at all. Great teachers carefree principal & administration and children with a clear lack of guidance both at home and at school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Dedicated faculty and staff who genuinely care about each student. Teachers generously give of themselves academically emotionally and financially to support the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    Exellent students teacher and falcuilty. Awsome education very good disiplin

  • (8 years ago)

    Mediocre academics good discipline few resources. Principal trying to turn around troubled school with major ESL challenges and transient student body.

  • (10 years ago)

    This year is my last year at this school. So far it has not been the best. We had to adjust to a new principal with new rules. They include not being able to carry our backpacks for 7 periods a day aside from lunch and dismissal. We have to carry 3 heavy textbooks and 3 subject notebooks and folders workbooks pencil cases just for the morning. I believe this is unfair and we were not presented any reason for this.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
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