School Details

George Washington Middle School

155 Washington Pl, Ridgewood, NJ 07451
(201) 670-2790
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 687 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

90%
91%
66%
95%
95%
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
  • Ridgewood Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
65%
87%
86%
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
  • Ridgewood Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
96%
82%
94%
92%
69%
97%
96%
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
  • Ridgewood Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

George Washington Middle School is a public middle school in Ridgewood. The principal of George Washington Middle School is Dr Katie Kashmanian, whose e-mail is kkashmanian@ridgewood.k12.nj.us. 687 children attend George Washington Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.3% of the George Washington Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 2% of the 687 students here get reduced lunch prices. Class size at George Washington Middle School is 23, and the student to teacher ratio is 11:1. Academy of Our Lady at St. Catha is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 77% 77%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 3% 0.04%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 16%
Asian 13% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 1%
Limited English proficiency 0.3% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Great school. Teachers are wonderful students are respectful of each other and my daughter is very happy there.

  • (9 months ago)

    The best school ever! Amazing teachers and helpful staff members as well as many exciting and fun after-school activities.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am not impressed- no Fall or winter sports are offered at this school. Student population is arrogant. Teachers are overworked and seem not to care. Students watch news every morning but don't ever discuss it. Needs to improve a lot- DOn't know how it is a '10'

  • (10 years ago)

    My child finished at GW this past year. Although students standardized test scores are quite high some of the teachers have given up on many of the students. Instead of some more basic homework many overblown project work is assigned which is expensive and time consuming. Work is not graded on a timely basis. Grades can be very subjective They focus on the top 10% of the students and create friction with the rest of the group. If a student needs more support they will not receive it unless they are classified. Classified students receive tests ahead of time instead of focusing on teaching them skills. The language program is for the very advanced student. Academic Skills Class (required) does not help students with individual needs. Many of the better teachers have left over the past few years.

  • (10 years ago)

    The school itself was good but the teachers were amazingly diffrent in attitude. Some were terrible teachers with no enthusiasm others were always ready to help you learn.

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