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Mt Olive Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 47 students

 

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Posted May 28, 2014

MOMS used to be a great school, there were many afterschool activities run by excellent leaders, the courses were enjoyable and educational, like woodshop, music, computers, Home Ec, etc. This year there is a new principal and vice principals, and everything has gone down hill. No one enjoys school anymore as staff become increasingly selfish, unhelpful, unsupportive, and restrictive. The principal has removed several of the fun classes from our day and rejects most requests from teachers to do fun activities. My grades have dropped a large amount, i have gone from an A+ student to a B and C student. Its as if the teachers forgot what their purpose is. Extra help that is offered is useless, since the teacher doesn't help, you sit in a room doing practice the wrong way. The only courses that are useful are Social Studies and French. This school is becoming worse and worse, and i cannot wait to move up to high school.


Posted February 1, 2014

Mount olive middle school is the best! Not only is the food better by having so many meal choices, but it has multiple clubs and activities for students to join. For example, the drama club for MOMS is the little mermaid and even if you don't get a part you can still do back stage! There's a part for everyone! So come on down and enroll your student in MOMS, where NO student is left behind!


Posted May 6, 2012

Great communications between parents and teachers. Teachers are always willing to help and give special attention when a problem is noticed. This was a great transition from Elementary school. After meeting with my 7th graders teachers, we have direction for 8th grade and High school prep. We are very satisfied with grades and attitude!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2012

Winner of "2012 NATIONAL SCHOOL OF CHANGE " and a TOP TEN MIDDLE SCHOOL for Morris County
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

My kids are getting the finest education. All of the teachers are caring and education oriented.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

MOMS is great middle school. teachers are very good and great educators. We are extremly happy with school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

It is a great school! I absolutely love it and I am very sad to be leaving it this year! I am 8th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

I am a mom of a 6th grader in the MOMS and I LOVE it! We recently purchased a home in Mount Olive Township, just so our children could have a good safe public school education. We were paying over $600.00 a month for private school that was supposed to be advanced curriculum!! My daughter is learning so much more at MOMS than she did at the private school and it's FREE. There are also many clubs and activities to keep the children occupied. The principal is AWESOME, and so are the dedicated teachers and staff. I have to say my daughter loves going to school every day, my husband and I feel good knowing that she is in such a safe,clean & state of the art learning environment. My younger daughter will be starting there next year, and I'm sure she'll love it too!! Keep up the good work !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

This school doesn't know how to work with bullys and they need training in work with Autism specially with Asperges kids. This kids of kids are easy target for bullys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2005

I am a student at mount olive middle school and I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2005

Teachers make for a rough transition from 5th to 6th grade. This school seems more focused on discipline than education. Just found out that this school recieved a warning (1st year) for failing to meet the no child left behind criterea.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2004

Overall it's an okay school. I should know, I've been going there for the past 2 years. I like it, but it's almost too safe to go to. And the administration ignores alot of important issues and blows the less-important issues out of proportion to the point where joking around with your friends can get you in trouble. But the school is in a really nice condition and stuff like that. But I'm kind of glad I don't have to go there for any longer than 3 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

This Middle School is great. It is a brand new school and is wired with security for the children's safety. When my daughter was in the middle school for all 3 years, she loved it, and didn't want to move into highschool, but now thats she's in the Mount Olive High School, she loves is there too.
—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.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

400 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

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 82% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Black71%
Asian98%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education55%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black76%
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education45%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black65%
Asian91%
Hispanic64%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female74%
Male71%
Black61%
Asian88%
Hispanic62%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black82%
Asian95%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former77%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black75%
Asian95%
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education41%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black86%
Asian95%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education55%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
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.

2013

 
 
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
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%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black 8% 16%
Two or more races 2% 1%
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 15%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Susan Miranda

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
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160 Wolfe Road
Budd Lake, NJ 07828
Phone: (973) 691-4006

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