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Milltown School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 26 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 20, 2014

The quality of the local schools was supposed to be an attraction to Bridgewater. The truth is the schools seem to fall short of their reputation. The do not offer services that can be found in many surrounding districts. They no longer have full day Kindergarten. They do not have Spanish instruction for their K-4. They do not have orchestra for their 4th grade. They do not have Mock Trial for their K-4, etc. Milltown is a prime example,. All of the students in the Gifted & Talented program for K-4 has been moved to another school in the district, so no real enrichment classes at Milltown. They use tracking for math, in a system that is not very flexible, or kid friendly. The lower and middle level kids do skill and drill ditto work. Sad that it's come to this. The one upside is a very high level PTO organization and involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2014

The way they let in the students in the morning time is horrible. It gets so crowded that there is a high chance of accidents. Secondly, the receiving staff spends most of her time looking at the clock rather than receiving students. The receiving staff closes the door prior to the allotted time and they are gone. Once, you get in we have receptionist with no brain, so its useless to talk to her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

This school has primarily good, effective teachers, however a highly ineffective principal, who in adittion to numerous inadequacies, also supports these ineffective teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2011

BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!Teachers are too good.Parents are involved in all activities.There are not a lot of clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

This is a wonderful school! The principal genuinely cares about every student. We had a few issues, they were taken seriously & were resolved in a reasonable time. My experience with the school is that they not only give the children a superior education but the kids are also taught a love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2009

Excellent School. The principal is great and so are the teachers. Both of my kids love going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2008

It is completly unbeliveable. i will give it a 5. It is clean it is nice and there princeable is great. there teachers or great. i know it is a new school but it is the most spotless school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

Nice Campus & good folks - I have to write a few words about Mr. Whelan who teaches Kindergarten - he is the best I have come across in terms of quality of engagement with kids, the things he teaches and preaches - I woould say that he shoudl be chosen a role model for Kindergarten teachers - every student loves him, adores him and respects him - I am happy my son is a student of Mr. Whelan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

It is a great school to go to. Everything at that school is perfect. Great princepal and great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2008

Excellent school,great teachers,great school district.Very state-of-the art! My son is 'happier' after he started going to this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

This is a new school in our district and we have a Kindergarten and 3rd grade student that attend. We are very happy with the teachers they got this year. Both children really love the school and the friends they've made. Parent involment is pretty good. The office staff and principle are very helpful and are willing to help with any problems you may have. We absolutely love the nurse. She puts the safety of all children first.
—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 66% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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 59% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

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86%

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Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant99%
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 Students80%
Female88%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 56% 9%
White 35% 51%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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611 Milltown Road
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 927-9510

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