Watchung Elementary School

Serves grades KG - 5

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
14 Garden St
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone
(973) 509-4259
District
MONTCLAIR PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT
County
ESSEX COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
432
Classroom Teachers
29

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to New Jersey

10

(10 is best)

Better than 92.0% of NJ schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

10

(10 is best)

Watchung Elementary School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 3

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 84 52
Proficiency in Reading 84 51
Proficiency in Math 83 53

Grade 4

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 72 53
Proficiency in Reading 75 57
Proficiency in Math 69 49

Grade 5

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 81 52
Proficiency in Reading 90 57
Proficiency in Math 71 48

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 14.90
AVG FOR DISTRICT 11.41
AVG FOR STATE 12.22
AVG FOR NATION 16.50
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Kindergarten 62 14.4%
Grade 1 65 15.0%
Grade 2 70 16.2%
Grade 3 74 17.1%
Grade 4 75 17.4%
Grade 5 76 17.6%
Total 432 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 59.2% 53.7% 45.8%
Black 19.7% 28.1% 16.0%
Hispanic 12.6% 12.1% 27.9%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.8% 5.9% 10.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.7% 0.3% 0.4%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 4.4% 14.4% 36.4%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 3.0% 12.1% 31.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.4% 2.4% 4.7%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 38,572 8,908,520
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 6,112.2 1,207
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 6.2% 5.9%
5-19 YEARS OLD 21.5% 18.8%
20-44 YEARS OLD 30.4% 32.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 29.7% 27.9%
65 OR OLDER 12.1% 15.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 14,338 3,213,362
Single Parent Households With Children 9.1% 9.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 95.9% 89.5%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 70.1% 38.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 38.0% 22.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.3% 17.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 8.9% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 11.7% 14.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 8.4% 13.3%
$15,000 - $29,999 6.7% 11.0%
$15,000 or less 9.0% 8.5%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,558 $70,379,628 51.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $3,741 $24,937,506 18.2%
Staff $499 $3,326,334 2.4%
General Administration $322 $2,146,452 1.6%
School Administration $1,009 $6,725,994 4.9%
Operation $1,511 $10,072,326 7.3%
Transportation $505 $3,366,330 2.5%
Other $470 $3,133,020 2.3%
Total Support $8,058 $53,714,628 39.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,953 $13,018,698 9.5%
Total Expenditures $20,569 $137,112,954 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $10,604 $14,970,833,107 49.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,968 $2,777,873,561 9.2%
Staff $577 $814,793,701 2.7%
General Administration $375 $529,617,536 1.8%
School Administration $962 $1,357,954,822 4.5%
Operation $1,857 $2,621,550,093 8.7%
Transportation $744 $1,049,805,051 3.5%
Other $474 $668,867,364 2.2%
Total Support $6,956 $9,820,594,337 32.5%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,874 $5,468,730,747 18.1%
Total Expenditures $21,433 $30,260,179,262 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%