Wildwood Elementary School

Summary:

Wildwood Elementary School is a highly-rated public elementary school located in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, serving 458 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the Mountain Lakes Public School District, which is ranked 48th out of 615 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating.

Wildwood Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in New Jersey, with a statewide ranking of 16th out of 1,342 schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school's students have exceptionally high proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics, significantly outperforming the state averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, 89.5% of 3rd graders, 85.1% of 4th graders, and 91.7% of 5th graders were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state averages of 42%, 51.3%, and 53.2%, respectively. Wildwood also has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 64.41% White, 1.75% African American, 5.46% Hispanic, 19.87% Asian, and 8.52% two or more races, which is notable compared to some nearby schools with a higher percentage of White students.

In addition to its strong academic performance, Wildwood Elementary School has consistently low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 1.4% to 4.7%, significantly lower than the state average. The school also ranks highly in specific student subgroups, such as female students (ranked 10th out of 1,318 schools in 2022-2023), Asian students (ranked 9th out of 346 schools in 2022-2023), and special education students (ranked 12th out of 958 schools in 2022-2023). While Lake Drive Program for Hearing Impaired, another school in the same district, has a significantly different student population and lower performance metrics, Wildwood Elementary's exceptional and equitable outcomes make it a standout educational institution in the region.


Detail:

Public K-5

 51 Glen Rd.
       Mountain Lakes, NJ  07046


(973) 334-3609

District: Mountain Lakes Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
16th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,491 Help


Students who attend Wildwood Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Briarcliff Middle School
High:    Mountain Lakes High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  458

Racial breakdown:

White:
64.4%
Asian:
19.9%
Two or more races:
8.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wildwood Elementary School ranks better than 98.8% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.18. (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 (64.4%), Asian (19.9%), two or more races (8.5%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wildwood Elementary School is 12.3. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wildwood Elementary School is $14,491.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Wildwood Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Wildwood Elementary School 16th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Wildwood Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Mountain Lakes Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Mountain Lakes Public School District 48th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wildwood Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.89 24th 1204 98.0%
2004 74.75 334th 1298 74.3%
2005 80.81 155th 1303 88.1%
2006 86.54 6th 1314 99.5%
2007 81.38 88th 1329 93.4%
2008 86.99 11th 1338 99.2%
2009 89.07 21st 1346 98.4%
2010 87.91 21st 1354 98.4%
2011 82.86 135th 1360 90.1%
2012 84.83 82nd 1363 94.0%
2013 86.11 72nd 1367 94.7%
2014 85.92 89th 1363 93.5%
2015 95.08 25th 1357 98.2%
2016 96.66 7th 1346 99.5%
2017 94.49 19th 1352 98.6%
2018 93.61 38th 1353 97.2%
2019 93.07 39th 1360 97.1%
2022 96.32 14th 1345 99.0%
2023 96.18 16th 1342 98.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.13 82nd 1001 91.8%
2019 95.98 28th 1007 97.2%
2022 94.30 37th 949 96.1%
2023 98.73 12th 958 98.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.51 32nd 1333 97.6%
2019 93.59 24th 1331 98.2%
2022 95.48 15th 1326 98.9%
2023 96.22 10th 1318 99.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.05 52nd 1334 96.1%
2019 90.54 76th 1335 94.3%
2022 95.61 24th 1324 98.2%
2023 95.02 28th 1315 97.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 84.19 26th 370 93.0%
2019 69.46 102nd 370 72.4%
2022 84.34 28th 348 92.0%
2023 88.29 9th 346 97.4%
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Rank History for White students at Wildwood Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.23 62nd 1022 93.9%
2019 87.62 63rd 1023 93.8%
2022 91.14 30th 976 96.9%
2023 92.01 30th 975 96.9%
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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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Enrollment information for Wildwood Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 323 0 23 2 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1989 313 0 16 2 0 n/a n/a 0 331
1990 311 0 21 1 0 n/a n/a 0 333
1991 314 0 21 0 0 n/a n/a 0 335
1992 340 0 19 2 0 n/a n/a 0 361
1993 347 0 33 0 0 n/a n/a 0 380
1994 378 0 31 1 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1995 372 1 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1996 372 1 17 1 0 n/a n/a 0 391
1998 391 1 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 411
1999 397 4 14 2 0 n/a n/a 0 417
2000 516 2 20 3 2 n/a n/a 0 543
2001 499 3 27 2 0 n/a n/a 0 531
2002 516 0 38 2 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2003 516 0 38 2 0 n/a n/a 0 556
2004 484 0 30 8 0 n/a n/a 0 522
2005 555 0 30 1 0 n/a n/a 0 586
2006 450 0 37 4 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2007 431 0 33 1 0 n/a n/a 0 465
2008 424 0 47 1 0 n/a n/a 0 472
2009 444 0 41 2 0 0 0 0 487
2010 454 0 45 5 0 0 0 0 504
2011 431 0 44 8 0 0 0 0 483
2012 424 1 54 11 0 0 1 0 491
2013 399 2 60 12 0 0 0 0 473
2014 370 3 68 13 0 0 2 0 456
2015 355 2 73 11 2 0 10 0 453
2016 338 4 78 17 3 0 11 0 451
2017 319 2 73 26 4 0 14 0 438
2018 338 5 74 24 3 0 18 0 462
2019 327 5 71 22 2 0 16 0 443
2020 329 6 72 28 0 0 22 0 457
2021 304 7 71 25 0 0 21 0 428
2022 297 7 82 26 0 0 30 0 442
2023 295 8 91 25 0 0 39 0 458

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 Wildwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 18.0 19.3 n/a
1989 331 18.0 18.3 n/a
1990 333 19.0 17.5 0.3
1991 335 20.0 16.7 0
1992 361 20.0 18.0 n/a
1993 380 23.3 16.3 0
1994 410 24.3 16.9 n/a
1995 391 28.3 13.8 n/a
1996 391 28.3 13.8 n/a
1998 411 29.6 13.9 n/a
1999 417 31.3 13.3 n/a
2000 543 41.5 13.1 0
2001 531 41.8 12.7 0
2002 556 43.6 12.8 0.2
2003 556 43.6 12.8 0.2
2004 522 42.8 12.2 0.8
2005 586 41.8 14.0 n/a
2006 491 42.8 11.5 0.2
2007 465 41.0 11.3 n/a
2008 472 36.0 13.1 0.2
2009 487 36.1 10.4 0
2010 504 35.0 14.4 0
2011 483 33.0 14.6 0
2012 491 33.8 14.4 0.8
2013 473 36.6 12.9 0
2014 456 37.6 12.1 0
2015 453 27.0 16.7 0
2016 451 42.0 10.7 0
2017 438 40.6 10.7 0
2018 462 40.8 11.3 0
2019 443 42.0 10.5 0.7
2020 457 39.8 11.4 0.7
2021 428 38.6 11.0 0.7
2022 442 41.1 10.7 0.7
2023 458 37.0 12.3 0.7

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 Wildwood Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 348 18.0 19.3 n/a
1989 331 18.0 18.3 n/a
1990 333 19.0 17.5 0.3
1991 335 20.0 16.7 0
1992 361 20.0 18.0 n/a
1993 380 23.3 16.3 0
1994 410 24.3 16.9 n/a
1995 391 28.3 13.8 n/a
1996 391 28.3 13.8 n/a
1998 411 29.6 13.9 n/a
1999 417 31.3 13.3 n/a
2000 543 41.5 13.1 0
2001 531 41.8 12.7 0
2002 556 43.6 12.8 0.2
2003 556 43.6 12.8 0.2
2004 522 42.8 12.2 0.8
2005 586 41.8 14.0 n/a
2006 491 42.8 11.5 0.2
2007 465 41.0 11.3 n/a
2008 472 36.0 13.1 0.2
2009 487 36.1 10.4 0
2010 504 35.0 14.4 0
2011 483 33.0 14.6 0
2012 491 33.8 14.4 0.8
2013 473 36.6 12.9 0
2014 456 37.6 12.1 0
2015 453 27.0 16.7 0
2016 451 42.0 10.7 0
2017 438 40.6 10.7 0
2018 462 40.8 11.3 0
2019 443 42.0 10.5 0.7
2020 457 39.8 11.4 0.7
2021 428 38.6 11.0 0.7
2022 442 41.1 10.7 0.7
2023 458 37.0 12.3 0.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Wildwood Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $228 (1.6%) $14,263 (98.4%) $14,491

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Wildwood Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 39th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 16th of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Elementary School)86.689.5
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mountain Lakes Public School District)86.689.5
 2.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Elementary School)89.585.6
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mountain Lakes Public School District)89.585.6
 3.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Elementary School)9085.1
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mountain Lakes Public School District)9085.1
 4.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Elementary School)87.887.7
 0.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mountain Lakes Public School District)87.887.7
 0.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wildwood Elementary School)88.991.7
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mountain Lakes Public School District)88.991.7
 2.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wildwood Elementary School)69.477.6
 8.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mountain Lakes Public School District)69.477.6
 8.2%
   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 Students443458
 3.4%
African American58
 60%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian7191
 28.2%
Hispanic2225
 13.6%
Pacific Islander00
White327295
 9.8%
Two or More Races1639
 143.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients0.7%0.7%
 0%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wildwood Elementary School

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

Middle : Briarcliff Middle School
High : Mountain Lakes High School

Yes! Wildwood Elementary School is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 16th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 458 students attended Wildwood Elementary School.

Students at Wildwood Elementary School are 64% White, 20% Asian, 9% Two or more races, 5% Hispanic, 2% African American.


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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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