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Cedar Drive Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 464 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 4, 2014

I am graduating Class of 2014 and I have had SO many good experiences... :D I love my school!!


Posted February 5, 2013

I think this school is wonderful. The teachers are so caring and go so above what I expected from a public middle school. Love the principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My daughter just finished 6th grade at Cedar Drive - she loves the school! She was able to go to Princeton U. 3 times for different science events thanks to her fantastic science teacher Mrs. Cooper. The principal Mr. Rigby is fantastic and is well respected and admired both by the students, the teachers, and ALL of the parents I have spoken to which NEVER happens in this town!! Though the building (esp. gym) is older and needs TLC - the media center is decent - there are plenty of computers - even CAD design software for older students - there is a new 8th grade wing. The great teachers make up for the lack of glamorous facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

I challenge you to find a better public school education...you won't
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

This school is fantastic! There is an excellent staff and the students average scores are a 3.9 out of 4.0!amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2008

Former student - best schooling and education. Far above most private schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

Excellent program, great teaching staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

The school has above average teachers and some excellent academic focus. We have sent three children through the system, and they have all excelled. Great music programs but the sports offerings could be more broad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

good quality academics. Lots of group learning projects. Great Band, chorus and muscial theater available. Big sports foundation and many clubs supported. Active parent group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2004

This school is great but the principal is horrible. The teachers are ok but the students are great and well behaved.(I don't know how they could be with such a horrible principal.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

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 82% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education33%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education43%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education57%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education48%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students95%
Female99%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education64%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students92%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
General education97%
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

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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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 94% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
Black 1% 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 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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73 Cedar Drive
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Phone: (732) 946-0055

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