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6-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Avenel, NJ
Students enrolled: 602

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Woodbine Avenue
Avenel, NJ 07001

(732) 396-7020
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August 12, 2015
My son excelled and had a wonderful experience. The Principal and teachers are great and add to the overall rewarding educational experience. There are also a good amount of extracurricular activities as well as the National Junior Honor Society.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
This has been the WORST school my child has ever attended!! ! My child was bullied relentlessly and no disciplinary action was taken on the students. As a result her grades dropped significantly and I had her moved to a new school. Stay away if you want your child in a safe environment!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2014
Great school, teachers are very attentive and the principal is great too! My child is new to the school and I have had a great experience so far.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2013
The people there are nice and fun, but the school is old stinks and it has cockroaches yuk! Bad presentation and it needs a lot of improvements. Overall ok

- submitted by a community member

August 14, 2013
I am the student from 2013-2014. People say that Avenel middle is a horrible school but it is not. It is actually in my mind a awsome school and the teachers might be strict but they are polite and nice and strict teachers always teach good. Kids want very fun, fun teachers but if you get teachers like that you won't be learning anything at all except learnet how to eat junk all day. Avenel middle teachers always teach correctly and don't play and make kids eat junk all day. They are strict teachers and sometimes they do be funny to cheer the students up. I think that if they raise money a little bit more we could get even better things and materials. So if I win this $6,000 offer they would be really proud and will have a really good impression on me. What I think people are thinking badly about this school is wrong because they are probably non- listening students, so thats why probably the teachers are being a little more strict with those students which those students don't want. Avenel middle is going to be one of the most remembered school in my 100 years or century life. Sincerley to write this: Geetika Padala

- submitted by a community member

September 19, 2011
I was a student at this school from 2003-2004 and it was the worst educational experience I ever received. The teaching was mediocre, they had no grasp on disciplinary actions towards their students, and did not have an effective anti-bullying program.The bullying that was performed on me was so severe (and the faculty didn't do anything to stop it) I eventually moved to where there was a better educational system. When I switched Middle schools my GPA rose significantly and comparing the two schools I feel the teachers at Avenel rushed through their lessons. This may have changed over the years, but I would never recommend this school to any parent.

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2011
Avenel Middle School, is is not a great school academically, or structurally my son attended this school and I was very disappointed. The staff do not address issues that needs to be address with the students such as inappropriate behavior in the hallways, lunchroom, and while they are waiting for the bus. However, they are quick to send a student to the principal's office for laughing in a classroom. I am glad that my son no longer attend this school, poor structure. The worst school in woodbridge township. In addition the students should be wearing uniforms, and maybe they will concentrate on their education more, such as Wms, Ims, Cms and Fms.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010
Avenel Middle School is one of the worst run schools in a township known for poorly run schools. Out of 5 middle schools in Woodbridge Twp., AMS has the lowest (by far) percentage of teachers with advanced degrees. The school is run like a prison with the principal and assistant principal not being in touch with the needs of the students. The only way to improve the school would be to fire both of these people and replace them with more qualified people. They also need better qualified teachers. I am happy that my child will be out of this school in June.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2009
very good school !! there are alot of nice people and good teachers , i love this school so much

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2009
School was horrible. Never did anything to improve the school. They took action without asking the board.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 07, 2008
I am very very disappointed with the standard of the school. We are new to this school and district. The girls in the school are unruly, indisciplined and most important the school, the faculty nor the Vice Principal is doing anything to improve this unruly behavior. Things happen right in front of their eyes and teachers conveniently chose to ignore the whole situation. There is indiscipline, cursing, etc. etc happening in the school bus, the classroom, and the school. The Principal, the vice Principal and the teachers must take action towards this.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 16, 2007
This school is alright. My daughter went there and just graduated.

- submitted by a parent

January 06, 2006
This was a good for my son academically I found the teachers to be qualified. Although they sometimes lacked in supplies. They had a good music department and athletic department. I found it to be a safe school in comparison to some other schools in the inner city such as Linden, Elizabeth and Newark, NJ.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2005
Good school but less space.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2005
Avenel Middle School provides a quality education for my child. I wish he was closer to home but AMS is a more modern facility. The teachers are qualified and are supportive. So is the guidance and health department. There is a homework hotline where all teacher assignments are available as well as an attendance hotline. If my child, for whatever reason, does not show up at school, I will be contacted. There is also an after school detention and late bus, parents are given 24 hours notice when their child has to attend. Administration is tough, but fair. If a child wants to act out because there's a substitute, they WILL be in detention until 4:00! I do wish that there were more appealing after school activities, especially involving sports.Breakfast/Lunch is expensive but unusually appealing to the middle school child, so it's worth the cost.

- submitted by a parent

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Avenel Middle School
Woodbine Avenue, Avenel, NJ  07001
(732) 396-7020
Last modified Avenel Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Avenel Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top