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Colonia Middle School

Public | 6-8, 12 & ungraded | 44 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

my child is a high functioning aspergers child , who gets bullied for trying to be friendly .That to me as aparent makes me so mad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

More discipline and more academics is needed. Not happy with the middle school unfortunately. Thinking of moving my kids to a private school although it will be hard to come up with the money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

Colonia Middle School is a great school. As a parent who has a child that is unorganized but extremely bright, I cannot complain. From the principal right down through the faculty caring is a number one priority. They take each child as an individual and work with that student accordingly. Great school.


Posted September 28, 2010

This is a terrible school. They grade you on your organizational skills not on how smart you are. They took my son out of honors math and put him in regular math because he's messy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2010

i agree with the parent who indicated discipline has been a problem as of late. The lunchroom is unruly. New teachers don't seem to be evaluated properly. The vice principle seems the only one that cares and very professional. I'd rather see her as a principle and not a VP. As far as the teachers, I agree, teachers should be fully evaluated and they just don't care. Just because a child is having difficulties learning at school, does not mean she or he is a dummy. If they're struggling, well guess what, it falls under the teachers for not teaching the way they should. Overall I feel the school is a 6, it's an ok school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

As of this year there is a new vice principal......She runs the school fair and is very organized and atop of the problems and is solving or helping many.....some teachers need to have more respect for students and some need to gain some backbone.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

This school is the best school you can go to. They are very nice and there are no fights
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2009

I am very pleased with Colonia Middle School. I have a 6th grader and it's our first time in the school. The teachers, guidance counselors, staff and principal are all wonderful! My son truly enjoys it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I love it never had a problem ,my son hasn't either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2008

I wouldn't recommend this school. It is basically Okay. It can be better than what it already is. not to great acedemically and needs alot more discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

Discipline problems are not just in the lunchroom - many classes seem to have serious problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

Discipline has been a problem as of late. The lunchroom is unruly. New teachers don't seem to be evaluated properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2003

Parent involvement & other curriculmactivity can be a big plus point.
—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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black53%
Asian81%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
Black80%
Asian97%
Hispanic96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black75%
Asian77%
Hispanic53%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education28%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female80%
Male70%
Black69%
Asian86%
Hispanic59%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education28%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black72%
Asian95%
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black45%
Asian81%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black58%
Asian91%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
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

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 51%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
Black 10% 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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Delaware Avenue
Colonia, NJ 07067
Phone: (732) 396-7000

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