Woodrow Wilson Elementary School has been ranked as the seventh-highest achieving public school in New Jersey, according to a recent study compiled by the State of New Jersey.
The school received a score of 95.3% out of 100, and overall placed in the very top percentile (100%) of more than 2,200 public schools in the state.
Home to the school district’s gifted and Talented Program, Woodrow Wilson has won numerous state and federal education awards, including a very prestigious 2014 Blue Ribbon School award from the United States Department of Education.
The new state rankings were based upon the new Federal Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced the No Child Left Behind Act.
“Despite competing against many county specialized schools which have very restrictive enrollment practices, Woodrow Wilson has shown once again that every child can succeed if given the right opportunity,” says Superintendent of Schools Silvia Abbato. “We could not be more proud of our students and educators at Woodrow Wilson, and we are equally proud of our other schools which are also making great progress.”
Mayor Brian P. Stack congratulated Woodrow Wilson School Principal Gerry Perez and all of her teachers and other educators for their hard work and accomplishments. “All of our schools continue to make progress and excel every year. On behalf of the City of Union City, I want to congratulate and thank Superintendent Silvia Abbato, Ms. Perez and all the people who have helped Woodrow Wilson School achieve this very prestigious ranking.”