Wallace Elementary School

Summary:

Wallace Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hoboken, New Jersey, serving 516 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. The school has a diverse student population and is part of the Hoboken Public School District, which is ranked 186 out of 615 districts in the state.

Wallace Elementary School's academic performance is generally above the state average but below the district average. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 59.4% of 3rd-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 42% and the district average of 67.6%. The school's statewide ranking has fluctuated over the years, ranging from 275 out of 1,317 New Jersey elementary schools in 2020-2021 to 745 out of 1,360 in 2018-2019. Wallace Elementary also has a relatively high chronic absenteeism rate, ranging from 9.4% to 11.5% in recent years, which is higher than the state average.

When comparing Wallace Elementary to nearby schools, some interesting patterns emerge. The Joseph F Brandt Elementary School, also in the Hoboken Public School District, consistently outperforms Wallace Elementary on academic measures and has a higher statewide ranking. The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School has significantly higher academic performance and a much lower chronic absenteeism rate than Wallace Elementary. Schools in the neighboring Union City School District, such as Thomas A Edison Elementary and Veterans' Memorial Elementary, generally have lower academic performance and higher rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients compared to Wallace Elementary.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 1100 Willow Avenue
       Hoboken, NJ  07030


(201) 356-3650

District: Hoboken Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
439th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,764 Help


Students who attend Wallace Elementary School usually attend:

High:    Hoboken High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.3 Help
Number of students:  516

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.3%
Hispanic:
27.1%
Asian:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  32.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wallace Elementary School ranks better than 67.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Hoboken Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.55. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.3%), Hispanic (27.1%), Asian (8.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 32.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wallace Elementary School is 8.3, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Hoboken Public School District! (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wallace Elementary School is $12,764. 1 elementary schools in the Hoboken Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wallace Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wallace Elementary School 439th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Wallace Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Hoboken Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hoboken Public School District 186th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wallace Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 59.74 604th 1204 49.8%
2004 18.36 1107th 1298 14.7%
2005 26.32 1071st 1303 17.8%
2006 31.79 1035th 1314 21.2%
2007 26.77 1095th 1329 17.6%
2008 19.67 1154th 1338 13.8%
2009 27.82 1087th 1346 19.2%
2010 21.49 1153rd 1354 14.8%
2011 27.55 1084th 1360 20.3%
2012 20.65 1144th 1363 16.1%
2013 26.87 1081st 1367 20.9%
2014 34.99 999th 1363 26.7%
2015 37.93 879th 1357 35.2%
2016 42.06 826th 1346 38.6%
2017 47.76 752nd 1352 44.4%
2018 50.07 708th 1353 47.7%
2019 48.10 745th 1360 45.2%
2021 76.33 275th 1317 79.1%
2022 65.39 483rd 1345 64.1%
2023 68.55 439th 1342 67.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.94 660th 1001 34.1%
2019 41.52 522nd 1007 48.2%
2021 48.55 374th 868 56.9%
2022 39.86 487th 949 48.7%
2023 41.23 479th 958 50.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 40.99 596th 942 36.7%
2019 22.52 733rd 948 22.7%
2021 62.11 211th 839 74.9%
2022 41.92 478th 863 44.6%
2023 53.41 355th 910 61.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.28 598th 1333 55.1%
2019 51.64 671st 1331 49.6%
2021 73.30 280th 1290 78.3%
2022 71.64 393rd 1326 70.4%
2023 67.53 440th 1318 66.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 44.72 762nd 1334 42.9%
2019 46.14 745th 1335 44.2%
2021 75.33 271st 1297 79.1%
2022 59.04 534th 1324 59.7%
2023 68.74 404th 1315 69.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.57 60th 517 88.4%
2019 45.05 286th 522 45.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.44 518th 870 40.5%
2019 28.09 654th 899 27.3%
2021 52.40 351st 896 60.8%
2022 43.23 503rd 953 47.2%
2023 48.86 462nd 982 53.0%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey Elementary Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Wallace Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.17 252nd 1022 75.3%
2019 75.90 188th 1023 81.6%
2021 86.39 75th 964 92.2%
2022 86.31 86th 976 91.2%
2023 81.04 139th 975 85.7%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, January 24, 2020

Open Quote My child enroll in the special education program with Wallace. The program was not bad 3 years ago but was getting worse and worse. The current director of special service is heartless about those kids and keep reducing service. He also take advantage of a fact that a lot of parents don't know or are not familiar with education law or IEP process. They also retaliate parents who speak up or advocate for their children. Stay away from this school. One star is for the kids and teachers/para who work there Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Open Quote Mr. Fitzhugh is the new assistant superintendent. He surely used poor judgement to create this summer homework assignment for all grades, and left many parents furious. We had to deal with missing pages from the summer packets and confusing requirements. On top of that, parents of 3rd and 4th graders had to teach their kids about World War 2, Holocaust and extermination camps (hello, these subjects are taught in middle school!) while they read books who were not age-appropriate. "Anne Frank Remembered" in 4th grade? Don't even get me started about the requirements for kindergarten kids. Very unhappy! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, November 28, 2016

Open Quote I have two children who attend Wallace elementary school. Both are doing excellent academically and socially. They are continuously challenged and enriched in their classes, the gifted and talented program and afterschool Passport to Learning program. Both love Wallace and have enormous pride in their school and have excellent and supportive teachers.

Our new Wallace school administrators Principal Shannon and Vice Principal Bartlett are smart strong leaders. When Mr. Shannon and Mr. Bartlett came to Wallace, within 6 months they made a huge positive impact on our school academically and operationally. We have witnessed the countless hours they work and the dedication and passion they have for our children’s social and academic well-being and safety. They both continue to build a strong environment of academic excellence and a feeling of family for our school community. In addition our new superintendent is amazing and continues to strengthen our schools thru innovative programs and improvements throughout the schools. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wallace Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 61 11 10 391 0 n/a n/a 0 473
1989 54 17 12 354 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1990 57 24 10 327 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1991 50 24 8 338 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1992 79 28 18 285 1 n/a n/a 0 411
1993 79 28 16 273 1 n/a n/a 0 397
1994 88 43 19 293 1 n/a n/a 0 444
1995 104 29 13 296 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1996 104 29 13 296 0 n/a n/a 0 442
1998 153 29 14 323 1 n/a n/a 0 520
1999 175 54 15 380 0 n/a n/a 0 624
2000 115 38 6 385 0 n/a n/a 0 544
2001 91 33 3 391 0 n/a n/a 0 518
2002 77 47 4 399 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2003 77 47 4 399 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2004 78 48 10 354 0 n/a n/a 0 490
2005 80 51 14 339 0 n/a n/a 0 484
2006 107 49 20 323 0 n/a n/a 0 499
2007 149 53 25 357 0 n/a n/a 0 584
2008 220 68 39 441 0 n/a n/a 0 768
2009 198 69 32 414 0 0 0 0 713
2010 219 68 42 421 0 0 0 0 750
2011 205 55 48 372 0 0 0 0 680
2012 207 57 44 321 0 0 4 0 633
2013 190 61 31 301 0 0 0 0 583
2014 264 53 28 263 0 0 2 0 610
2015 234 59 37 268 0 0 4 0 602
2016 261 57 41 260 1 0 8 0 628
2017 276 56 38 245 0 2 12 0 629
2018 336 53 37 237 1 2 12 0 678
2019 374 62 40 228 2 1 17 0 724
2020 325 47 41 172 4 2 14 0 605
2021 347 34 44 150 4 2 13 0 594
2022 307 27 48 134 4 2 13 0 535
2023 280 25 44 140 2 3 22 0 516

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 Wallace Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 473 41.0 11.5 n/a
1989 437 39.0 11.2 n/a
1990 418 37.0 11.2 52.9
1991 420 34.0 12.3 58.8
1992 411 32.0 12.8 61.1
1993 397 35.0 11.3 67.3
1994 444 38.0 11.7 68.9
1995 442 35.0 12.6 58.6
1996 442 35.0 12.6 58.6
1998 520 41.0 12.7 52.5
1999 624 43.0 14.5 43.6
2000 544 42.0 13.0 59.7
2001 518 42.3 12.2 74.3
2002 527 51.0 10.3 71.5
2003 527 51.0 10.3 71.5
2004 490 53.0 9.2 72.9
2005 484 46.0 10.5 n/a
2006 499 48.0 10.4 70.5
2007 584 52.0 11.2 65.1
2008 768 46.0 16.7 59.9
2009 713 78.8 8.2 54.8
2010 750 60.0 12.5 59.3
2011 680 56.0 12.1 60.4
2012 633 64.0 9.8 62.9
2013 583 55.0 10.6 62.4
2014 610 61.1 9.9 39.8
2015 602 62.0 9.7 53.8
2016 628 65.0 9.6 43.2
2017 629 72.0 8.7 37.5
2018 678 78.2 8.6 38.6
2019 724 82.6 8.7 35.9
2020 605 62.4 9.6 30.6
2021 594 67.4 8.8 26.9
2022 535 67.0 7.9 28.8
2023 516 62.0 8.3 32.6

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wallace Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 473 41.0 11.5 n/a
1989 437 39.0 11.2 n/a
1990 418 37.0 11.2 52.9
1991 420 34.0 12.3 58.8
1992 411 32.0 12.8 61.1
1993 397 35.0 11.3 67.3
1994 444 38.0 11.7 68.9
1995 442 35.0 12.6 58.6
1996 442 35.0 12.6 58.6
1998 520 41.0 12.7 52.5
1999 624 43.0 14.5 43.6
2000 544 42.0 13.0 59.7
2001 518 42.3 12.2 74.3
2002 527 51.0 10.3 71.5
2003 527 51.0 10.3 71.5
2004 490 53.0 9.2 72.9
2005 484 46.0 10.5 n/a
2006 499 48.0 10.4 70.5
2007 584 52.0 11.2 65.1
2008 768 46.0 16.7 59.9
2009 713 78.8 8.2 54.8
2010 750 60.0 12.5 59.3
2011 680 56.0 12.1 60.4
2012 633 64.0 9.8 62.9
2013 583 55.0 10.6 62.4
2014 610 61.1 9.9 39.8
2015 602 62.0 9.7 53.8
2016 628 65.0 9.6 43.2
2017 629 72.0 8.7 37.5
2018 678 78.2 8.6 38.6
2019 724 82.6 8.7 35.9
2020 605 62.4 9.6 30.6
2021 594 67.4 8.8 26.9
2022 535 67.0 7.9 28.8
2023 516 62.0 8.3 32.6

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wallace Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $243 (1.9%) $12,521 (98.1%) $12,764

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wallace Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 745th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 439th of 1342 Elementary schools
 22.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wallace Elementary School)51.759.4
 7.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Hoboken Public School District)57.867.6
 9.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wallace Elementary School)56.358.7
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Hoboken Public School District)62.567.4
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wallace Elementary School)62.665.3
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Hoboken Public School District)67.275.6
 8.4%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wallace Elementary School)45.850
 4.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Hoboken Public School District)42.763.6
 20.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wallace Elementary School)55.756.6
 0.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Hoboken Public School District)59.568.2
 8.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wallace Elementary School)51.150.9
 0.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Hoboken Public School District)46.856.3
 9.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students724516
 28.7%
African American6225
 59.7%
American Indian22
Asian4044
 10%
Hispanic228140
 38.6%
Pacific Islander13
 200%
White374280
 25.1%
Two or More Races1722
 29.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.9%32.6%
 3.4%


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Wallace Elementary School ranks 439th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students who attend Wallace Elementary School usually go on to attend:

High : Hoboken High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 516 students attended Wallace Elementary School.

Students at Wallace Elementary School are 54% White, 27% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 5% African American, 4% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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