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About This School

Walter C. Black Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hightstown. The principal of Walter C. Black Elementary School is Mrs Heidi Franzo and can be contacted at hfranzo@ewrsd.k12.nj.us. 525 students attend Walter C. Black Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 12% of the Walter C. Black Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 26% of the 525 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Class size at Walter C. Black Elementary School is 17, and the ratio of students to teachers is 14:1. Grace Norton Rogers Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 42% 47%
Hispanic 24% 25%
Asian 24% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 17%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 12%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.06%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 21%
Limited English proficiency 12% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is awsome i went through it and so did the rest of my family we learned great things! We went in there noing very little and came out knowing lots of things you would never dream of about the world people goverment countries human body etc. like math sceince! If it wasnt for the Walter C Black school i wouldnt be doing this great in school today! Thanks WCB!

  • (6 years ago)

    School is very good principal Ms. Franzo tries to ensure she knows each student by name. Some teachers are excepptionally good in Math education. As I know based on my 3rd grader's teacher. So if you move to East Windsor make sure you child goes to Walter C Black!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended Walter C. Black between 1996 and 2003. At every step my interests were stifled and I was held back in every respect by the faculty with the exception of two wonderful individuals. Although my grades were consistently good my mother unsuccessfully fought to get me permission to study higher level math (by first grade I knew fractions and long division and multiplication) and English (I had read 'A Little Princess' numerous times by second grade). In fourth grade for example I read a short picture book about the Renassance and wanted to present a short report about it. However I was strongly discouraged to follow my interests since there was no time for anything that did not fall directly into the curriculum. There was ample time for coloring though! Six years of fighting is discouraging; I could have completely lost my love for academics and my self-esteem!

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is great I've been attending it for 4 years the teachers are nice and are willing to help the children whenever they need it most the principal is very nice to she keeps things in order i hope the next 5th graders think this to.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter has attended it for 3 and a half years. The principal is great knowing kids by name being involved addressing and solving problems a good disciplinarian and a fun loving person dressing up with the kids every halloween. They also have a high percentage of absolutely outstanding teachers in my view - caring nurturing and hardworking. But no school would be normal without a hiccup now and again though mine were few and far in between.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is a student at WCB it is a great elementary school with exceptionally smart and kind teachers. The principle nurse and guidance staff are also fantastic. I cannot say enough about the education they are giving my son. In addition they have a value of the month which they designate to particular student. It is a wonderful program which encourages our kids to be considerate and tolerant towards others. Wonderful School!

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful elementry. The principle is the best principle I've dealt with and takes care of any problems swiftly.

  • (8 years ago)

    wonderful school..stunning teachers... exceptional program.

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