Watchung Elementary School

Public K-3

 Fisher Avenue
       Middlesex, NJ  08846


(732) 317-6000

District: Middlesex Borough School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,418 Help

Students who attend Watchung Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Von E. Mauger Middle School
High:    Middlesex High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.6
Number of students:  256

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.3%
Hispanic:
29.7%
African American:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  25%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details Watchung Elementary School is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Watchung Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Middlesex Borough School District. Racial makeup is: White (52.3%), Hispanic (29.7%), Asian (6.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 25% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Watchung Elementary School is 13.6, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Middlesex Borough School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Watchung Elementary School is $7,418, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Middlesex Borough School District!
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Rank History for Watchung Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2004 56.09 722nd 1298 44.4%
2005 49.99 812th 1303 37.7%
2006 74.99 344th 1314 73.8%
2007 62.30 667th 1329 49.8%
2008 79.13 193rd 1338 85.6%
2009 70.89 446th 1346 66.9%
2010 72.33 406th 1354 70.0%
2011 56.17 752nd 1360 44.7%
2012 77.59 293rd 1363 78.5%
2013 77.83 291st 1367 78.7%
2014 84.24 133rd 1363 90.2%
2015 92.03 74th 1357 94.5%
2016 90.45 94th 1346 93.0%
2017 83.42 205th 1352 84.8%
2018 48.97 724th 1353 46.5%
2019 53.20 682nd 1360 49.9%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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

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Enrollment information for Watchung Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 238 7 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1989 230 8 10 3 0 n/a n/a 0 251
1990 241 9 13 3 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1991 277 6 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1992 293 13 14 8 0 n/a n/a 0 328
1993 241 2 19 2 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1994 260 3 17 5 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1995 277 8 19 9 0 n/a n/a 0 313
1996 277 8 19 9 0 n/a n/a 0 313
1998 247 4 24 16 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1999 241 9 28 17 0 n/a n/a 0 295
2000 252 5 15 23 1 n/a n/a 0 296
2001 181 2 15 20 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2002 174 7 11 31 1 n/a n/a 0 224
2003 174 7 11 31 1 n/a n/a 0 224
2004 171 7 15 30 0 n/a n/a 0 223
2005 158 3 17 29 1 n/a n/a 0 208
2006 164 4 14 27 1 n/a n/a 0 210
2007 165 5 19 30 0 n/a n/a 0 219
2008 164 2 20 31 0 n/a n/a 0 217
2009 170 10 26 34 1 0 0 0 241
2010 164 16 26 39 1 0 0 0 246
2011 165 11 16 45 0 0 3 0 240
2012 171 16 16 30 0 0 6 0 239
2013 160 18 10 39 0 0 2 0 229
2014 116 20 10 53 0 1 8 0 208
2015 114 18 12 47 0 1 7 0 199
2016 111 18 14 43 1 1 5 0 193
2017 107 11 15 50 0 1 6 0 190
2018 110 15 19 58 0 1 8 0 211
2019 133 17 14 65 1 1 11 0 242
2020 137 20 17 80 0 0 14 0 268
2021 134 17 17 76 0 0 12 0 256

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 Watchung Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 252 12.0 21.0 n/a
1989 251 12.0 20.9 n/a
1990 266 14.0 19.0 1.9
1991 293 14.0 20.9 2.7
1992 328 16.0 20.5 4.6
1993 264 13.2 20.0 3
1994 285 15.6 18.3 3.2
1995 313 15.8 19.8 3.8
1996 313 15.8 19.8 3.8
1998 291 16.3 17.9 5.2
1999 295 15.3 19.3 5.4
2000 296 15.8 18.7 9.1
2001 218 16.7 13.1 7.8
2002 224 14.3 15.7 10.7
2003 224 14.3 15.7 10.7
2004 223 14.8 15.1 10.3
2005 208 16.8 12.4 n/a
2006 210 14.3 14.7 10
2007 219 13.0 16.8 14.2
2008 217 15.0 14.5 14.7
2009 241 14.1 15.1 16.2
2010 246 12.0 20.5 16.7
2011 240 10.0 24.0 20.8
2012 239 11.4 20.9 20.9
2013 229 11.0 20.8 23.1
2014 208 14.5 14.3 27.4
2015 199 14.0 14.2 28.6
2016 193 11.0 17.5 24.9
2017 190 12.1 15.7 23.2
2018 211 13.5 15.5 22.7
2019 242 16.1 14.9 20.7
2020 268 16.8 15.9 20.5
2021 256 18.8 13.6 25

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 Watchung Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 252 12.0 21.0 n/a
1989 251 12.0 20.9 n/a
1990 266 14.0 19.0 1.9
1991 293 14.0 20.9 2.7
1992 328 16.0 20.5 4.6
1993 264 13.2 20.0 3
1994 285 15.6 18.3 3.2
1995 313 15.8 19.8 3.8
1996 313 15.8 19.8 3.8
1998 291 16.3 17.9 5.2
1999 295 15.3 19.3 5.4
2000 296 15.8 18.7 9.1
2001 218 16.7 13.1 7.8
2002 224 14.3 15.7 10.7
2003 224 14.3 15.7 10.7
2004 223 14.8 15.1 10.3
2005 208 16.8 12.4 n/a
2006 210 14.3 14.7 10
2007 219 13.0 16.8 14.2
2008 217 15.0 14.5 14.7
2009 241 14.1 15.1 16.2
2010 246 12.0 20.5 16.7
2011 240 10.0 24.0 20.8
2012 239 11.4 20.9 20.9
2013 229 11.0 20.8 23.1
2014 208 14.5 14.3 27.4
2015 199 14.0 14.2 28.6
2016 193 11.0 17.5 24.9
2017 190 12.1 15.7 23.2
2018 211 13.5 15.5 22.7
2019 242 16.1 14.9 20.7
2020 268 16.8 15.9 20.5
2021 256 18.8 13.6 25

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 Watchung Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $39 (0.5%) $7,379 (99.5%) $7,418

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Watchung Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students242256
 5.8%
African American1717
American Indian10
 100%
Asian1417
 21.4%
Hispanic6576
 16.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races1112
 9.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients20.7%25%
 4.3%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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