School Details

Maurice Hawk Elementary School

303 305 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 716-5425

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 877 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro R School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Maurice Hawk Elementary School is a public elementary school in Princeton Junction. The principal of Maurice Hawk Elementary School is Ms Denise Mengani, whose e-mail is 877 students go to Maurice Hawk Elementary School and identify as Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Maurice Hawk Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 2% of the 877 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Maurice Hawk Elementary School is 12:1. Dutch Neck Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 49% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 40%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 6%
Hispanic 3% 5%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 3%
Limited English proficiency 3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been attending this school from kindergarten and she loves it. I liked it too. She is in second grade. Teachers are very nice and works with parents to according to students potential. Class size is aggressive but teachers pay due attention every students.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school with strong moral and educational leadership in Denise Mengani and Patricia Buell. True there are many students in each class 23-25 but teacher aids help make sure that students get the needed one-to-one learning. So happy we have found this school. This is my son's third year and he has loved all of his homeroom teachers. Also the art music and Spanish teachers really have inspired my little guy.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is an exceptional school. My Son is attending his third year here since Kindergardten. The teachers are excellent and very organized. The Principal is outstanding with her leadership and excellence in administration.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school -- mostly due to the principal Denise Mengani who has more intelligence and common sense in her small finger than most school bureaucrats have in their whole bodies. I have one son who went there for three years and one who went for for four years. In those 7 years many things happened that could have been issues/problems/crises and they were always handled incredibly well by Mrs. Mengani and her outstanding staff. But the culture of a school is always set by the top.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son attends Kindergarten in this school. He loves it and I do too. The teacher is very patient engaging and enthusiastic. Once my boy had some issue with another one who kept saying "bad words" to him. We talked to the teacher and she took care of it the second day. The class size is not small (around 20 with only one teacher) but I blame the economy and school district for that not the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    Our son has gone to KG Grade 1 and now in Grade 2 at this school. The teachers are engaging my son loves his school and wants to be there. The principal is very involved. The only negative I can say is that the class size has been slowly going up based on the number of kids moving into the district.

  • (3 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and challenging academic programs that empower the student to learn. Parents are involved in all aspects of the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Our family moved to this area two years ago. My daughter attended Hawk for Kindergarten and 1st grade. We have been extremely satisfied with the teachers and with the level of work that they are doing. My daughter is going into second grade is now an extremely confident reader and writer. She is also very successful in math. I am very happy with Maurice Hawk as the start to our daughter's schooling. Our son starts next year!

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent school. Friendly teacher nice environment lots for kids to do. This is probably one of the best elementary schools in West Windsor.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is presently in 2nd grade and I will truly miss this school. Her experience and mine has been wonderful and rewarding. Having been through a very painful experience with the death of a family member the counselor has been great with her and all of her teachers are nurturing and kind. The emphasis on the arts is another plus. I understand why this fine school is classified as a the 'blue ribbon' school.

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