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Brdgwtr Raritn Middle School

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Posted September 23, 2013

Best time of my life, although there are a few teachers i could not care for, many of them are amazing and provide an incredible experiance. i hate the high school, and i miss middle school


Posted April 17, 2013

since i have limited characters i'll give my reasons in bullets (BTW i'm not a parent I'm a student) -teachers lack authority, quality of teachers inconsistent -politics not taught, teachers should not fear if students can think for themselves -distracting/mean/manipulating students mostly -some classes/lessons irrelevant to life or useless -students don't get enough say of how the school is run (questionable because lots of students aren't capable of rational thinking) -terrible/unhealthy "food" -sometimes teachers/staff may get somewhat too involved in student dilemmas -in some extra help courses, the sessions are too crowded and each student hardly benefits any knowledge Sure hope the high school is better (this school isn't all bad, when they're good things you'll know them) because this school was somewhat not for me.


Posted March 24, 2013

I went to this school from the time I was in 6th grade to 8th grade (07-08, 08-09, and 09-10). My experience at this school from an academic standpoint was fairly decent. My teachers knew what they were talking about, and their teaching methods were excellent. The staff was friendly, and they didn't discriminate or make fun of any of the students. If it weren't for the next topic, I would have given this school an A-. From a social standpoint, this school was anything but disastrous. My fellow peers often complained about the most trivial things, and often refused to do anything simply because of it. The students at the school were horribly critical of others and frequently made fun of me for being different and just being me. It got so bad that I was almost driven to suicide. Thankfully, I didn't go through with my grim plan, for I moved away after graduating and getting away from them. Long story short, the kids that go to this school need serious work. Because of this, my final grade for this school is a C. Kids of today: Get your act together!


Posted March 22, 2010

this school is okay. this is myy 2nd year here but im not terribly thrilled with it. all the rich kids are spoiled and a handful. the teachers are good but can be dull and boring. overall i dont care for this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2010

this is my first year at BRMS and i am in love with it. all the teachers are nice, the classes arent too hard, but they are still sufficient. over all this is one of the best schools i have ever been to
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

Its my 2nd year at BRMS and I love it! I definetly don't want to leave for high school next year.The teachers are great and knowledgeable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

My daughter goes to this school, and we just moved here from another town. Ever since she went to this middle school she has learned a tremendous amount. Other parents are worried about the schoool population. Although, this gave my child a variety of friends and learn to deal with different types of people that may cross her path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2009

Excellent school. This is the best school at bridgewater raritan district. They have a very good principal and very good and knowledgable teachers and staffs. My son is a lucky guy to be a one of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

Im not a parent but i am in 8th grade and its my second year attending this school and i i think it is the best. Ever since 7th grade my grades are so much better than when i was at elementry school and i love the teachers. I love it and i think i learn alot from it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

I'm an 8th grader at Brms and it is a great school. There may be alot of students but every student gets the attention they need. The teachers at Brms are excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

I think this school is the best. I have been here since sixth grade (when there were three grades) and I don't feel that the size is too big. As a student, I love it here at BRMS and there is no issue with personal attetion with teachers, or too big class size. I truely think that is the parents worries, and not the students, but that is just my own opinion
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

2140 is simply way too much students for one school that only has two grades. Because of this outrageous number some students will not have a chance to participate in activities, little individual attention will be given to each student, and more students will cause disciplinary issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2006

I think this school is way overcrowded and makes it difficult for the students. The principal is impossible to contact when it comes to responding toward a parent concern- no direct reply.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

This is my sons second year in this district. The teacher's are of great quality he does very well and they offer alot. But the school is simply too large! Coming from a small district, and knowing what a personal touch is, this school just does not have it. Sorry.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2006

I am very happy with this school, I think is the best in the area. My daugther had some troubles last year,because the change was terrible for her, but this year, she is in the honor roll and I have to say. All teachers are great. Thank you teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

Severely overcrowded as evidenced by numerous trailers. A police car at school daily, or almost daily, reveals discipline issues within the student population. Administration lacking: 7th grade trip returning from Phila was delayed 4+ hours. No call to advise parents of delay, office was closed, no one to call from the administration, no phone chain, no information forthcoming from the school. Hours of parents waiting at the school to pick up their children-with no contact from the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2005

My son attended this school for seventh and eighth grade, and received a great education. While attending this school he received work that required him to go to the next level; which I was happy to see. My son came from a school in PA where he never seemed challenged or motivated to achieve better, but this school brought out the best in my son. If your looking for a quality school then Brdigeater School District is it.
—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 65% in 2013.

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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76%

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76%

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80%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

752 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

2012

 
 
81%

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83%

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

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

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black61%
Asian91%
Hispanic57%
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male86%
Black52%
Asian95%
Hispanic66%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education52%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black75%
Asian99%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islander82%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education66%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Black58%
Asian98%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islander82%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education53%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Black79%
Asian98%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islander100%
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education73%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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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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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 68% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 9%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 2% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 8%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Merriwood Dr
Po Box 6933
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 231-8661

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