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Lincoln Middle School

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Posted September 16, 2009

classes have the size of a pirvate school and the teacher are young and into teaching
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

The class size for 2008-2009 was about 26+ students per class - this is way too many children in one class, teachers can not control that many children. Dunellen needs a special class for students that don't speak/read English - helping them to understand without slowing down the other students learning. We need more qualified teachers in the Middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male58%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female89%
Male76%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students68%
Female74%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education14%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education21%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below 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
White 46% 51%
Hispanic 37% 22%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
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 48%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Paul Lynch

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