Bayberry School

Summary:

Bayberry School is an exceptional elementary school located in Watchung, New Jersey, serving 410 students in grades PK-4. As part of the highly-ranked Watchung Borough School District, Bayberry consistently performs in the top 25-30% of New Jersey elementary schools, with impressive academic achievements that set it apart from nearby institutions.

Bayberry School's academic performance is truly remarkable, with 73.1% of 4th-grade students proficient or better in ELA and 65.3% of 3rd-graders and 61.7% of 4th-graders scoring proficient or better in math, far exceeding the state averages. This consistent high performance is a testament to the school's effective teaching practices, strong leadership, and supportive community. In contrast, nearby schools like East End School, Emerson Community School, and Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary School have significantly lower academic performance, higher chronic absenteeism, and a higher percentage of students from low-income families.

Another unique aspect of Bayberry School is its diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 51.22% White, 6.34% African American, 16.34% Hispanic, and 20.49% Asian. This diversity is in contrast to the nearby schools, which tend to have a more homogeneous student body. Additionally, Bayberry School has a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a relatively high socioeconomic status of the student population compared to the surrounding schools. These factors contribute to the school's exceptional performance and provide a rich learning environment for its students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 113 Bayberry Lane
       Watchung, NJ  07069


(908) 755-8184

District: Watchung Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
371st of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,432 Help


Students who attend Bayberry School usually attend:

Middle:    Valley View School
High:    Watchung Hills Regional High School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.2 Help
Number of students:  410

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.2%
Asian:
20.5%
Hispanic:
16.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Bayberry School ranks better than 72.4% of elementary schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 74.02. (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 Student population at Bayberry School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (51.2%), Asian (20.5%), Hispanic (16.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 0.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Bayberry School is 12.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Bayberry School is $9,432.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Bayberry School:

SchoolDigger ranks Bayberry School 371st of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Bayberry School in the ranking list.)

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Watchung Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Watchung Borough School District 113th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Bayberry School

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Rank History for all students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 86.40 75th 1204 93.8%
2004 82.88 114th 1298 91.2%
2005 79.30 203rd 1303 84.4%
2006 86.52 8th 1314 99.4%
2007 83.04 46th 1329 96.5%
2008 81.80 112th 1338 91.6%
2009 89.37 19th 1346 98.6%
2010 84.37 88th 1354 93.5%
2011 77.69 285th 1360 79.0%
2012 85.76 57th 1363 95.8%
2013 84.64 106th 1367 92.2%
2014 85.80 92nd 1363 93.3%
2015 88.24 135th 1357 90.1%
2016 79.26 279th 1346 79.3%
2017 84.96 178th 1352 86.8%
2018 77.70 307th 1353 77.3%
2019 85.11 175th 1360 87.1%
2021 77.14 263rd 1317 80.0%
2022 76.07 347th 1345 74.2%
2023 74.02 371st 1342 72.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.13 353rd 1001 64.7%
2019 67.85 256th 1007 74.6%
2021 92.58 29th 868 96.7%
2022 80.32 126th 949 86.7%
2023 32.38 586th 958 38.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.95 412th 1333 69.1%
2019 77.88 283rd 1331 78.7%
2021 68.81 337th 1290 73.9%
2022 71.48 395th 1326 70.2%
2023 69.35 419th 1318 68.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.26 233rd 1334 82.5%
2019 88.73 100th 1335 92.5%
2021 83.52 179th 1297 86.2%
2022 79.09 276th 1324 79.2%
2023 77.03 291st 1315 77.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.70 225th 370 39.2%
2019 48.90 195th 370 47.3%
2021 71.45 85th 339 74.9%
2022 46.99 195th 348 44.0%
2023 42.96 215th 346 37.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.27 322nd 953 66.2%
2023 64.93 279th 982 71.6%
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Rank History for White students at Bayberry School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.51 247th 1022 75.8%
2019 82.51 119th 1023 88.4%
2021 55.44 386th 964 60.0%
2022 74.04 228th 976 76.6%
2023 61.68 362nd 975 62.9%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Bayberry School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 252 7 25 9 0 n/a n/a 0 293
1989 272 4 20 8 0 n/a n/a 0 304
1990 216 5 18 4 0 n/a n/a 0 243
1991 202 5 24 9 0 n/a n/a 0 240
1992 191 4 21 5 0 n/a n/a 0 221
1993 202 1 27 3 0 n/a n/a 0 233
1994 216 0 26 7 0 n/a n/a 0 249
1995 250 0 24 7 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1996 250 0 24 7 0 n/a n/a 0 281
1998 255 8 30 6 0 n/a n/a 0 299
1999 272 7 32 7 0 n/a n/a 0 318
2000 284 5 31 7 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2001 277 3 33 14 0 n/a n/a 0 327
2002 265 8 46 13 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2003 265 8 46 13 0 n/a n/a 0 332
2004 297 8 43 14 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2005 302 13 49 17 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2006 332 14 72 27 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2007 270 12 75 24 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 269 15 69 26 0 n/a n/a 0 379
2009 254 14 78 18 0 0 2 0 366
2010 259 16 62 23 0 0 9 0 369
2011 251 18 54 26 1 0 7 0 357
2012 260 21 53 20 1 0 8 0 363
2013 266 24 59 24 0 0 8 0 381
2014 240 26 72 30 0 0 9 0 377
2015 224 21 77 35 0 0 6 0 363
2016 205 24 81 31 1 0 9 0 351
2017 205 21 92 31 1 1 12 0 363
2018 181 18 83 38 1 2 19 0 342
2019 179 16 79 41 1 2 23 0 341
2020 168 17 73 41 1 2 24 0 326
2021 176 20 67 43 0 2 26 0 334
2022 200 19 65 47 0 1 25 0 357
2023 210 26 84 67 0 0 23 0 410

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 Bayberry School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 293 17.0 17.2 n/a
1989 304 18.0 16.8 n/a
1990 243 16.0 15.1 1.2
1991 240 16.0 15.0 0.4
1992 221 15.0 14.7 0.5
1993 233 17.5 13.3 0.9
1994 249 18.5 13.5 0.4
1995 281 18.4 15.3 1.1
1996 281 18.4 15.3 1.1
1998 299 20.1 14.9 n/a
1999 318 22.2 14.3 n/a
2000 327 22.3 14.7 0
2001 327 22.6 14.5 0.6
2002 332 23.6 14.1 0
2003 332 23.6 14.1 0
2004 362 23.9 15.1 0.6
2005 381 26.1 14.6 n/a
2006 445 29.8 14.9 0.9
2007 381 26.0 14.7 n/a
2008 379 26.0 14.6 1.1
2009 366 30.9 9.7 0
2010 369 26.0 14.1 n/a
2011 357 22.4 15.9 0
2012 363 28.1 12.9 n/a
2013 381 29.7 12.8 0
2014 377 32.1 11.7 1.6
2015 363 29.0 12.5 1.9
2016 351 29.0 12.1 1.7
2017 363 27.9 12.9 1.9
2018 342 26.8 12.7 1.5
2019 341 31.6 10.7 1.2
2020 326 34.6 9.4 0.9
2021 334 35.3 9.4 0.9
2022 357 36.7 9.7 0.8
2023 410 33.5 12.2 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 Bayberry School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 293 17.0 17.2 n/a
1989 304 18.0 16.8 n/a
1990 243 16.0 15.1 1.2
1991 240 16.0 15.0 0.4
1992 221 15.0 14.7 0.5
1993 233 17.5 13.3 0.9
1994 249 18.5 13.5 0.4
1995 281 18.4 15.3 1.1
1996 281 18.4 15.3 1.1
1998 299 20.1 14.9 n/a
1999 318 22.2 14.3 n/a
2000 327 22.3 14.7 0
2001 327 22.6 14.5 0.6
2002 332 23.6 14.1 0
2003 332 23.6 14.1 0
2004 362 23.9 15.1 0.6
2005 381 26.1 14.6 n/a
2006 445 29.8 14.9 0.9
2007 381 26.0 14.7 n/a
2008 379 26.0 14.6 1.1
2009 366 30.9 9.7 0
2010 369 26.0 14.1 n/a
2011 357 22.4 15.9 0
2012 363 28.1 12.9 n/a
2013 381 29.7 12.8 0
2014 377 32.1 11.7 1.6
2015 363 29.0 12.5 1.9
2016 351 29.0 12.1 1.7
2017 363 27.9 12.9 1.9
2018 342 26.8 12.7 1.5
2019 341 31.6 10.7 1.2
2020 326 34.6 9.4 0.9
2021 334 35.3 9.4 0.9
2022 357 36.7 9.7 0.8
2023 410 33.5 12.2 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 Bayberry School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $20 (0.2%) $9,412 (99.8%) $9,432

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Bayberry 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 175th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 371st of 1342 Elementary schools
 14.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Bayberry School)80.345.4
 34.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)80.345.4
 34.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Bayberry School)84.965.3
 19.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)84.965.3
 19.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Bayberry School)7073.1
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)7073.1
 3.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Bayberry School)71.761.7
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)71.761.7
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students341410
 20.2%
African American1626
 62.5%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian7984
 6.3%
Hispanic4167
 63.4%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White179210
 17.3%
Two or More Races2323
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1.2%0.7%
 0.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 410 students attended Bayberry School.

Students who attend Bayberry School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Valley View School
High : Watchung Hills Regional High School

Students at Bayberry School are 51% White, 20% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 6% African American, 6% Two or more races.

Bayberry School ranks 371st of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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