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Churchill Junior High School

Public | 8-9 | 1466 students

 
 

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4 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted January 20, 2013

The teachers are not nice to every student. And they are not explaining the material properly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

This school really does its job in getting students prepared for high school! It is hard work but so well worth it in the end!


Posted March 8, 2012

Churchill is a big, big transition from Hammarskjold, and yes- it gets much harder. There is much more homework, two or three tests every week ( it stinks when there are five tests that all fall on the same day), but you learn a lot. The teachers here really take their job seriously and it is very hard to get an A in most cases, especially if you are in honors. Although it might take a long time to get used to the early schedule and REAL learning, you will definitely be thankful later on. You will find that these teachers actually help next year become easier for every subject and the extra-curricular activities are in more depth than in Hammarskjold. Overall, it is a very tough school but is extremely helpful in the near future. (The teachers are usually nice, but if you don't take their classes seriously, all the teachers will either give up on you, make you drop down a level, or will become extremely mad. Also if you ever slack off, you will immediately fall behind and will struggle to get back on your feet.) Churchill may be tough, but it is still extremely fun, and they take a lot of time to try and stop bullying, so you really don't need to worry about that.


Posted April 17, 2011

Besides all that we had 18 mods a day ,22 mins. a class,there wasn't time to learn much. By the time they took attendance and got the class going it was time to get to the next class. Rediculess if you ask me!


Posted December 16, 2010

I love the overall school. The only complaint I have is that was not put in Geometry Honors in 8th grade. Now in 9th I am in Geometry Honors with an A for the last two quarters. I've been put in Biology Honors which is very difficult, and my friends have told me that General Science is very easy. Academic History is a continuation from 8th grade Academic History. English is very well taught. Most of the teachers are very well trained, but some can show improvement. The school lacks inschool presentation is very cramped and a bit old. First period starts at 7:26am, which is very stupid, and should start at 8:30. The school offeres fairly good technology and afterschool busing.


Posted April 16, 2008

I think this school is horrible! The kids are nasty. They are mean to me every single day and pick on me all the time. I am overwhelmed with so much homework every single day and I feel like my life is unimportant since I never have any fun. Other schools don't give half as much homework as this school and I have so much stress in my life already. Plus, even the time of school beginning is ridiculous. 7:26AM! At 6:45 I am out of the house. I often get very cold waiting at the corner and I even cry myself to sleep a lot since I feel miserable because I have to go Churchill everyday. School is school, but it shouldn't be this horrible. Unfortinately, I have no other option than to torture myself everyday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2006

CJHS is a great school. It is a huge transition from Hammarskjold Middle School, which is grades 6 and 7. As a student, we get more freedom and Mr. Sutor (the principal) knows how to do his job and is, without a doubt, looked upon by others. With regards to the previous review, quite a few of the 8th grade english teachers are new so like many new teachers, it will take some time to get used to teaching that one subject. However, most of the teachers are outstanding from what i hear through friends, as were my teachers this year. Also, the building is very clean, spacious, and undoubtedly meets the standards of today's students. Additionally, the after-school programs are excellent, as is the guidance department. Churchill is perhaps one of my favorite schools, and my 8th grade year was one of the best school years i ever had.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2006

Churchill JHS is for grades 8 and 9. There are over 700 children in each grade. Some of the teachers are outstanding, many are good, and a few are really poor. My daughter has an 8th grade English Honors teacher who is incompetent, and they have not removed her from her position which has been a disappointment to the children. However, my daughter's history and science teachers are excellent. The building has recently been greatly enlarged and has many new classrooms, labs and technical additions. Music and art are strengths in this district. Usually, the English dept is ver strong in the district. There are many clubs and afterschool opportunities. The PTA is very good, but there are very few opportunities for members to be involved in the school. The academically advanced kids have many honors classes, and are well supported. Overall, I would recommend this school and district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black74%
Asian97%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black55%
Asian96%
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education31%
General education89%
English language learners69%
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former68%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Black71%
Asian97%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education51%
General education95%
English language learners44%
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%
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 Students100%
Female99%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant100%
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 60% 52%
Asian 28% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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East Brunswick, NJ 08816
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