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About This School

West End Elementary School is a public elementary school in North Plainfield. The principal of West End Elementary School is Ms Beth Sobel and can be contacted at beth_sobel@nplainfield.org. 561 students go to West End Elementary School and identify primarily as Asian/Pacific Islander; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the West End Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 51% of the 561 students here have subsidized lunches.The class size at West End Elementary School is 19, and the ratio of students to teachers is 10:1. The Sundance School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 48% 54%
White, non-Hispanic 21% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 24%
Asian 10% %
Multiracial 1% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51% 47%
Limited English proficiency 8% 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My children's school is my childhood elementary school West End School. I have seen the best teachers walk through these halls for 30 years. The sense of community I feel when I am at a school function is unbelieveable. We are a small town we have 3 elementary schools within 2 square miles. West End School is a place where 550+ students walk the halls annually and I as a parent PTA member Substitute Teacher and alumni am proud to say I can name every child. Why? Because there is such a strong sense of community each child in that school is like family to one another. We are an economically diverse and culturally diverse population. The children and parents embrace each other without seeing race color or creed. We do not look at weaknesses and turn away we help one another. Custodial staff Teachers nurses academic support paraprofessionals lunch aides lunch servers everyone in this school matters and takes pride in their job and it shows. I am proud to STILL be part of the community at West End School where the teachers go above and beyond for the children. Many don't know what a teacher does being a substitute and parent and alumni I see and appreciate everything.

  • (2 years ago)

    I was exceptionally pleased with my son's experience at West End school. This was a transition year for him and he did so quite well. His teacher was great and always provided great feedback regarding my child academic progress. The PTA is strong and encourage parental involvement. They run several activies thorough the year to blend the school and the community. This school is big on developing a child not only academically but also developing their character which I loved. I am glad I decided to place my child in this school despite the low great schools rating.

  • (4 years ago)

    He has left Kindergarten reading and writing at a level that has far exceeded the level I predicted he would reach. His teachers were nurturing and caring while maintain academic rigor and structure in the classroom. The classroom environment was child-friendly and my son came home daily with tales of the new and fun things he had done in school that day. I could go on and on about how impressed I was with the quality of education my son received at West End this past year. It seems that this website solely uses standardized testing scores to rate the schools on its site. Although those scores are valuable resources for parents as an educator I am also fully aware of the fact that the exam scores are just a small slice of the pie that represents the overall educational performance of a school. 5 stars for West End!

  • (5 years ago)

    My husband and I (both of whom are teachers in very reputable districts) have been Incredibly surprised by the learning that goes on at West End. One of the most important jobs of a teacher is to get children to love learning and West End does that extremely well...and the attendance rate proves it. We are extremely please and happy and like a previous reviewer said the faculty in outstanding! How this school got a @ out of 10 rating proves to me that there are faults in this website's ratings system.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our daughter is entering her second year and we are happy with the school wish this nurturing environment with strong parental involvement would continue through Grade 12. Only drawbacks are no community bulletin board for all parents to see and old-fashioned obesity-oriented cafeteria food selection. But positives include loving inspired teachers and principal lovely setting and as I said a truly diverse group of families diverse more often than not in a strong positive way.

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