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Central Regional Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 705 students

 

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Posted November 4, 2013

I am Currently a 7th grader at CRMS and i really like it. The teachers are all wonderful and actually care about your education. They are also so nice, for the most part. There is a wide variety of after school activities and there are a lot of in school activities too. I have not witnessed any bullying or drugs which surprises me because i have heard many bad things about this school. The school itself is very easy to figure out and new students will not have a problem. The extra rooms like the library, computer lab, etc are all so nice and a great addition to the school. i highly suggest having your kids come to Central Regional Middle School.


Posted May 6, 2013

Best group of caring teachers around. I am proud to send my kids there. Lets face it, most kids in Middle School hate it, but my kids enjoy CRMS most days!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

I went to Central a long time ago and now teach here. I have to say that the staff is more than welcoming, friendly and cooperative. Programs, events and sports keep our students occupied and the administration, guidance and CST really have a passion for what they do. It shows in how much they care for their students that they want to see them succeed and grow. I wouldn't want to be a part of any other school district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2012

I am currently attending this school. Ugh, it's horrible! People are always finding ways to get in trouble. The gym teachers are terrible harsh , One of the math teachers BARELY speak English properly, let alone can teach math. It is WAY too over-crowded to be a middle school because everyone is getting held back. I'm glad i made it through my first year here and i will not get left behind. No matter how horrible the teachers are and the students. To wrap everything up in a simple sentence or two, This school is Dreadful. With the way my classmates act here, I have no hope for the up and coming generation.


Posted April 20, 2012

I can't say this is a great school. It is a marginal school at best. With the tax dollars we pay in Berekeley Township; I would hope we could do better. The good teachers are hard to find and the marginal teachers are in abundance! Most classes are so large that the average child gets lost. This school caters to the academically advanced and challenged. Bullying in the hallways between classes is rampant and goes unchecked by the teachers monitoring. Very disappointed as my children came from H&M Potter and BTES which are both great Berkeley elementary schools. The Central Regional School system needs help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

Absolutely devastated that my child has to attend this school. When we first moved to the area, I could not have been happier with the Berkeley Schools (H&M Potter & Berkeley Township Elementary). This year the oldest of my four children entered middle school which, in this area, includes a transfer of school districts to Central Regional. With my son, who was thriving in Berkeley, having some trouble adjusting to the new school, we asked for a meeting to see what could be done. Our meeting seemed to be accepted with utter disinterest by some of the staff. When we asked what could be done to help my child, whom had been in the enrichment program his entire school career and is now struggling in Central, One teacher had the audacity to say, "Well, I have 29 kids in that class, what do you want me to do?" Her attitude seems to resonate throughout the school. There was also an incident of my son being bullied that was apparently never addressed correctly as I had to return to the school on multiple occasions for the issue. Now, unfortunately, my family will be moving because it would be a disservice to my children to send them there. At least they have tenure to protect them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

The stair wells are the most beautifully painted things I have ever seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2009

I currently go to this school, as an 8th grader, and I think it's a great school for your family to go to. It has such wonderful techers who will helo you with anything you need, and its extra-curricular activites are superb
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

This school is by far a horrible school. Don't go to it, just don't.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2008

This schoool is a great school! It has loads of after school activitys and sports (yes, even for the middle schoolers). At first I was nervous for my daughter to go to this school, because i had heard nasty things about it. But we whent to the orientation and I was blown away. My daughter has now attended her first year there and she is so happy with it. And she says she cant wait to go to Central High. Go Eagles!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2005

I was a student there and loved it. It's your classic public school, but its got great character and pride.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2004

Central Regional Middle School is a great place for kids to learn. There are many extra activitys and there is nothing to worry about. Of course that is from my point of view!
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

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62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
72%

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62%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education32%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Dr Dennis Driber

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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509 Forest Hills Parkway
Po Box C
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (732) 269-1100

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