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Mac Farland Intermediate School

Public | 4-5 & ungraded | 312 students

 

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Posted December 1, 2011

This is a good school in small town. When I compare with other school districts this school provides enough challenge and outstanding curriculum. The teachers are really wonderful. They really care about students all aspects of education along with subject knowledge. This school is not competitive. It is growing with diversified population. Definetly this school is a peace of mind for parents.
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Posted June 25, 2008

Wonderful teachers, outstanding curriculum, accessible and helpful principal and office staff. My son's best scholastic experience so far!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 59% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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 61% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black46%
Asian68%
Hispanic57%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education53%
General education68%
English language learners64%
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Black64%
Asian97%
Hispanic79%
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education80%
General education87%
English language learners92%
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Black96%
Asian97%
Hispanic86%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education85%
General education96%
English language learners100%
Not migrant94%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Black58%
Asian100%
Hispanic75%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education35%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female86%
Male81%
Black68%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education57%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

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 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
Black 13% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Louisa Kenny

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Bordentown, NJ 08505
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