Washington Middle School

Public 6-8

 One North Fifth Street
       Harrison, NJ  07029-2515


(973) 483-2285

District: Harrison Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
412th of 745 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,511 Help

Students who attend Washington Middle School usually attend:

High:    Harrison High School

Feeder schools for Washington Middle School:

Elementary:    Hamilton Intermediate School
    Lincoln Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.0
Number of students:  470

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
79.8%
White:
10.2%
Asian:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.7%

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Compare Details Washington Middle School ranks worse than 55.3% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.99. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (79.8%), White (10.2%), Asian (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Washington Middle School is 13. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Washington Middle School is $14,511.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Washington Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Washington Middle School 412th of 745 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Washington Middle School in the ranking list.)

Harrison Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison Public Schools 465th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Washington Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 23.57 459th 574 20.0%
2004 23.12 475th 588 19.2%
2005 23.30 484th 599 19.2%
2006 23.85 494th 615 19.7%
2007 43.26 445th 631 29.5%
2008 46.86 422nd 640 34.1%
2009 42.59 463rd 664 30.3%
2010 38.20 479th 677 29.2%
2011 36.90 490th 684 28.4%
2012 43.81 452nd 677 33.2%
2013 38.51 493rd 704 30.0%
2014 43.63 454th 717 36.7%
2015 29.32 509th 713 28.6%
2016 26.41 540th 713 24.3%
2017 29.02 510th 712 28.4%
2018 41.65 433rd 716 39.5%
2019 55.46 327th 745 56.1%
2021 23.42 482nd 652 26.1%
2022 41.99 412th 745 44.7%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Reviews:
by a parent
Monday, July 25, 2016

Open Quote Harrison has some of the best teachers working with some of the hardest working kids. The problem is they have the most corrupt set of administrators in the state. Fortunately for Washington Middle School, they are under a new administrative team of Michael Landy and Kevin Barber who are the exception to the faulty status quo. They are transforming WMS into a great place to learn. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Washington Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 363 0 6 51 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1989 324 2 6 107 0 n/a n/a 0 439
1990 315 1 19 119 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1991 281 1 22 156 0 n/a n/a 0 460
1992 200 0 19 125 0 n/a n/a 0 344
1993 209 0 18 109 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1994 179 1 24 166 0 n/a n/a 0 370
1995 208 1 17 177 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1996 208 1 17 177 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1998 183 2 28 153 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1999 206 3 30 156 0 n/a n/a 0 395
2000 176 0 24 206 0 n/a n/a 0 406
2001 180 1 24 204 0 n/a n/a 0 409
2002 156 2 23 216 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2003 156 2 23 216 0 n/a n/a 0 397
2004 142 1 15 203 0 n/a n/a 0 361
2005 133 7 18 211 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2006 149 4 19 204 2 n/a n/a 0 378
2007 137 5 25 206 2 n/a n/a 0 375
2008 125 4 25 201 0 n/a n/a 0 355
2009 115 3 37 221 0 0 0 0 376
2010 111 7 42 229 0 0 0 0 389
2011 103 9 39 268 0 0 0 0 419
2012 111 11 32 274 0 1 0 0 429
2013 112 14 26 267 0 1 0 0 420
2014 121 8 26 282 0 1 0 0 438
2015 108 9 23 289 0 1 0 0 430
2016 100 10 29 325 0 1 1 0 466
2017 87 12 36 317 0 1 3 0 456
2018 93 13 35 311 0 1 3 0 456
2019 68 8 36 324 0 0 2 0 438
2020 70 11 26 310 0 0 0 0 417
2021 53 5 27 349 0 0 2 0 436
2022 48 15 30 375 0 0 2 0 470

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Washington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 420 27.0 15.5 n/a
1989 439 21.0 20.9 n/a
1990 454 25.0 18.1 11
1991 460 27.0 17.0 13.9
1992 344 24.0 14.3 14.8
1993 336 26.0 12.9 27.4
1994 370 25.0 14.8 26.5
1995 403 27.1 14.9 27.5
1996 403 27.1 14.9 27.5
1998 366 24.0 15.3 24.6
1999 395 24.0 16.5 22
2000 406 20.0 20.3 25.9
2001 409 20.2 20.2 32.5
2002 397 23.0 17.3 33
2003 397 23.0 17.3 33
2004 361 25.0 14.4 62.3
2005 369 23.0 16.0 n/a
2006 378 26.0 14.5 50.3
2007 375 27.0 13.9 68.3
2008 355 23.0 15.4 69
2009 376 31.5 10.7 78.7
2010 389 28.0 13.8 78.4
2011 419 31.0 13.5 83.3
2012 429 36.2 11.8 82.5
2013 420 36.0 11.6 81
2014 438 34.0 12.8 79.9
2015 430 36.0 11.9 80.7
2016 466 37.0 12.5 84.5
2017 456 36.8 12.3 78.9
2018 456 35.7 12.7 81.4
2019 438 36.0 12.1 81.1
2020 417 37.0 11.2 81.8
2021 436 36.0 12.1 83.3
2022 470 36.0 13.0 81.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Washington Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 420 27.0 15.5 n/a
1989 439 21.0 20.9 n/a
1990 454 25.0 18.1 11
1991 460 27.0 17.0 13.9
1992 344 24.0 14.3 14.8
1993 336 26.0 12.9 27.4
1994 370 25.0 14.8 26.5
1995 403 27.1 14.9 27.5
1996 403 27.1 14.9 27.5
1998 366 24.0 15.3 24.6
1999 395 24.0 16.5 22
2000 406 20.0 20.3 25.9
2001 409 20.2 20.2 32.5
2002 397 23.0 17.3 33
2003 397 23.0 17.3 33
2004 361 25.0 14.4 62.3
2005 369 23.0 16.0 n/a
2006 378 26.0 14.5 50.3
2007 375 27.0 13.9 68.3
2008 355 23.0 15.4 69
2009 376 31.5 10.7 78.7
2010 389 28.0 13.8 78.4
2011 419 31.0 13.5 83.3
2012 429 36.2 11.8 82.5
2013 420 36.0 11.6 81
2014 438 34.0 12.8 79.9
2015 430 36.0 11.9 80.7
2016 466 37.0 12.5 84.5
2017 456 36.8 12.3 78.9
2018 456 35.7 12.7 81.4
2019 438 36.0 12.1 81.1
2020 417 37.0 11.2 81.8
2021 436 36.0 12.1 83.3
2022 470 36.0 13.0 81.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Washington Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $607 (4.2%) $13,904 (95.8%) $14,511

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Washington Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 327th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 412th of 745 Middle schools
 11.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)64.341.1
 23.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Public Schools)64.341.1
 23.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.147.6
 8.5%
6th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)3114.2
 16.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Harrison Public Schools)3114.2
 16.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.631.3
 9.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)72.760.3
 12.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Public Schools)72.760.3
 12.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.852.7
 10.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)33.420.1
 13.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Harrison Public Schools)33.420.1
 13.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.134
 8.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Washington Middle School)68.258.4
 9.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison Public Schools)68.258.4
 9.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.951.4
 11.5%
8th Grade Mathematics (Washington Middle School)33.612.3
 21.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Harrison Public Schools)33.612.3
 21.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.315.4
 13.9%
8th Grade Algebra I (Washington Middle School)83.370.9
 12.4%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Harrison Public Schools)83.370.9
 12.4%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.164.1
 11%
End of Course Algebra I (Washington Middle School)83.370.9
 12.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Harrison Public Schools)18.216.4
 1.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335
 8.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students438436
 0.5%
African American85
 37.5%
American Indian00
Asian3627
 25%
Hispanic324349
 7.7%
Pacific Islander00
White6853
 22.1%
Two or More Races22
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.1%83.3%
 2.2%




Frequently Asked Questions about Washington Middle School

Students at Washington Middle School are 80% Hispanic, 10% White, 6% Asian, 3% African American.

Students who attend Washington Middle School usually go on to attend Harrison High School

In the 2021-22 school year, 470 students attended Washington Middle School.

Washington Middle School ranks 412th of 745 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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