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Glen Landing Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 812 students

 
 

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Posted May 3, 2010

Glen Landing is a very good school. You have good and bad teachers in every school, including catholic schools. It's up to each student with help and guidance from their parents, to make the most of their time spent at school. My daughter went to Glen Landing, graduated high school with honors and is currently a senior at a top college in New England. I'll expect the same from my son, who is there now. It all starts with a good foundation,which is provided by both Chews and Glen Landing. Finger pointing is easy, until you point it at the mirror.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2009

horrible school, 1/10 teachers actually care, and the principle and vice principles are unreasonable and overreact
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

This school is horrible! every cent i spend on catholic high school is worth it. Gl used to be a good school when my oldest son went there ( he just graduated paul vi high school) but by the time my daughter left gl two years ago, it was a nightmare. The change in administration was a huge mistake. They should question why paul vi is 45% gloucester twp students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2009

I love glen landing already and I just started a week ago....great teachers, awesome opurtunities, and great clubs
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2009

i just graduated this school this year and i absolutly loved it! over the three years i made new friends and experienced the memories of a lifetime. the only thing about this school that is not the best is the office staff i think they are a little on the rude side but all together it is an amazing school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

I'll give this school three stars because the extra classes and advanced classes are really nice, but the school pays money for insignificant things too often. Instead of giving teachers better computers they gave them touch-screens that don't really work and they don't try hard enough to get the job done. Some of the teachers would rather goof-off all day than start teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2009

I'm a student at Glen Landing, and would rather go without having to say my name. Well, I'm an eighth grade student at GLMS, being in my last grade there. I can tell you with absolute certainty that every single day, from day one in sixth grade I thought GL was a terrible school. I wake up and come home every day with a headache and the urge to cry. It's not as if I'm picked on, since ironically, I have a lot of friends, but the whole school system itself is dreadful. Anyone who is looking to come to this school should turn back now. Take it from me, it was the most horrid three years of my life. Definitely can't wait to graduate this year and get out.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2008

This school has great food and really nice teachers.I am a 6th grader and just joined glen landing last motnh and so far its pretty awesome but some kids are really mean =/ but its a really good place i just learn to ignore the mean people
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2008

my child went through this school and faced absolute hell from other students and nothing was done to help. i wouldnt send a kid to this school for any amount of money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

I'm a recent graduate of Glen Landing (I'm now entering my sophomore year). The teachers were very helpful and educated and the friends I found there were the best. I felt very safe and welcome throughout the building and felt that I could rely on my teachers for everything. It's a good school.


Posted May 30, 2008

I'm an eighth grader at GL and I've had a great time here, but this year as really been a drag! Some of the teachers dont cater to students and their special needs. One of my teachers is so strict that it's absolutly sickening. The music program however is amazing! I'm apart of the choir, showchoir, drama club, and concert band and they've definatly give me the best experiences. Our new principal has even done a few things to really irratate the 7th and 8th graders. I won't mention any but they definatly were upsetting. Other teachers however are extroadinary! Mrs. Couglan has made one of the biggest impacts on me these past three years and she brings new meaning to the saying 'Some teachers teach. Others educate.' She has done so much for me and words can't describe how rad she is. GO LIONS!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 2, 2008

i love this school my daughteer goes there and always comes home with a smile!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I currently have an eighth grader at Glen Landing. My sister and I graduated from there as well! We loved it then and I love it now! My son is in Jr. NJHS, baseball, band and many other activities! It's an all around good school. Unfortunately, last year we had a few 'scares' with disturbed kids, but otherwise it is excellent. Thanks to his good education, my son is sitting for Bishop Eustace's Scholarship exam this weekend. Like everything else, kids will only get out whatever they strive for. We need to be examples at home, not just depend on the schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have three kids in Glen Landing school. Two boys and one girl. When the boys first started there they had brought times because they always got untroubled in tah grade and now since they were in middle school I knew it would be harder. Well thank god! I sent them to that school because the time they got out they were well respected kids, got a full scholarship to Bissau. My daughter never had a problem. She always told me how good the teachers were to her. So if I could pick any other school in the country to send my kids I would stick with glen landing.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

Every student is pushed to their best and everyone feels like a giant family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2006

I have 2 sons in Glen Landing Middle School. This school is the best. If you want to communicate with the teachers, they are all for it. They are always helpful. They always keep in touch, by phone or Email. They are cooperative and caring. The Principals and office staff are thorough and friendly. I tell everyone that Gloucester Township elementary and middle schools are the best. The curriculium and grading are harder than most other townships, but the kids are better for it! The sports and after school activities are awesome, and their is always later bus transportation. If I could choose anywhere to raise my boys over again, I would still pick Gloucester Township.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Some of the teachers are too rough on the kids and really don't appreciate kids that have disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2003

Teachers are very tough some are very close minded. Not much else good to say.
—Submitted by a parent


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 66% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
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 65% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education22%
General education88%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education14%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male69%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female76%
Male61%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Black66%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
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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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 80% 51%
Black 12% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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85 Little Gloucester Road
Blackwood, NJ 08012
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