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Millstone Twp Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted June 20, 2014

Millstone Middle has been a great fit for our family so far. Being a transfer they helped that transition. The theatre is awesome and though no kids in drama; it is still great and there are some very talented kids in the plays. Test scores are high, teachers are true professionals and even many of the families we are coming to now are some really genuine people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2014

Millstone schools are excellent. Mr. Williams is an amazing teacher and role model. Mrs. Joyce is awesome and makes sure students either get the math or come for extra help. These teachers make the students WORK...that's the way it should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

I have had 3 children go to these schools millstone primary school millstone elementary school and millstone middle school . I am excited to have them enrolled here In a school that promotes so many activities . Also looks to the parents for help and for advice to deal with any lack is supplies or books needed to benifit . Organizations like MTFEE are set up along withPTO fairs and sales. millstone deals With each student on a personal level . There is a wide range of income in this area and the equality in the school has spoken volume teloward the skills of the teachers as well as for the involvement of the parents concern and dedication. A community and a school system looking to benifit all, isn't that what it should always be?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

This school is awesome! Mrs. Barry is the best principal this town has ever had! I can not say enough good things about how she has made a difference. The teachers for the most part are very good and will always help a child in need. Parent contact is very good as well. The sports programs are top rated! Many clubs and fun things for the kids to be involved in. Three wonderful years spent here. My kids will miss this school and so will I!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2011

The Millstone Twp. Middle School is a wonderful place to send your children. Do not listen otherwise. Starting with Mrs. Barry, you can not find a better principal. This town is lucky to have her. Teachers are good, some not as good, but the good out weighs the bad. It was a big concern about the academic program at first, not happy with some things, but again overall a good program. We will miss this school upon graduation and the staff/parent/kid relationships which have been formed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

The teachers are terrific. The Interim Principal and the rest of the staff get very involved with the parents and students. The health and phs-ed program, lead by Joe Muny, with Anthony Stillitano is second to none. I have graduate and 2 in the school and love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2009

I love Millstone Middle School. It's a great place to be a teenager. All you parents need to get a grip because where else are you going to send your kids? If your children are walking around in skanky skirts its because you are bad parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2008

I dont know where all these negative reviews about Millstone Middle School are coming from. The new school is phenomenal (it would be even better if our budgets would get passed) Classrooms are state of the art, performing art center is wonderful and most teachers do a great job. Class size is still an issue but overall, student who apply themselves can do very well. Test scores are always great and the kids really enjoy all the extracurricular activities. The only complaints I hear about this school are from parents whose kids have issues. Parents love to place the blame on the administrators and staff when it really is their fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2005

This is a great & growing school district where the adults work to make the student safe. Their academic program is getting more rigourous with time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

The academics could be more rigorous and extracurricular expanded. Communication with parents seems cursory or nonexistent. The district wants to add more administrative personnel, when I feel we need better offerings in the classroom instead of more administrators for a district with one elementary and one middle school. I would like the school to become more ambitious academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2004

I hardly know where to begin! This is the worst school I have ever worked in and I have been in some very difficult schools including Fort Green, Brooklyn. The administration should be ashamed of themselves. There is a grave lack of support given to the teachers, discipline is nearly non-existent, and the students run the school! This school is in desperate need of a character education program! The students (girls in particular) walk around in skirts that barely cover them. There is a dress code, but it is not enforced. High grades are handed out left and right to keep the parents quiet. The special education services are attrocious! Students are reaching grade six and beyond barely reading! They do not provide any 1-1 assistance for these students and if I were their parent I would have an attorney breathing down their necks. This school has lost it's way!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 22, 2004

My Grandchildren have gone to Millstone school all their lives. It had been a great school untill late years. There is no longer one on one contact. It is over crowded, and teachers have to much to do. Therefoe one person can not go one on one with students. It is time for a change in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I am not to happy with this school. I feel they push the kids to much. So much homework. Too many tests on one particular day. It is all about money. I am not to happy with the quality of teachers. My son has been going here since kindergartin (5th grade now) and out of that entire time I have only thought one teacher was excellent. I also feel that trying to get any answers from the office is horrible. I have been trying to get my sons class photo for almost 4 months. Office help always say, 'Let me check into it' Never get an answer. The teachers never reply to emails unless they have a problem with your child. I am so happy we are moving out of this school. My son is excited to leave and go to a new school, which is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

This school is horrible! It is too crowded and the rules are not strict enough!
—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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education51%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
General education98%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education47%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education86%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education62%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education97%
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

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
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 85% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 4% 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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Karen Barry

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5 Dawson Court
Clarksburg, NJ 08510
Phone: (732) 446-6802

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