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Melvin H Kreps School

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Posted April 28, 2014

My both kids attend the Melvin H Kreps school. My daughter is junior in college and she did very well in her high school as well in college. My son got great knowledge from this school. School is excellent The teachers, coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The Interscholastic Sports program is really good, the coaches put lot of effort. I am very impressed and I'm very happy that my both kids got excellent knowledge, wonderful and pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Melvin H. Kreps Middle School is staffed with some of the most talented and hard- working professionals I have ever met. That being said, it is also run by the most corrupt, incapable and downright abusive set of administrators. The administration, which promotes a no- tolerance, anti- bullying policy, is completely guilty of bullying their teachers-- sending them threats both verbally and via email, "demerits" after walk- throughs, micro- managing every aspect of the classroom and school environment (You must log into Genesis by 7:20 AM each morning or you will be punished). However, there is no solidarity amongst the administrators; one person will tell you to do one thing and another will tell you that you're doing that exact same thing wrong. Ask any of the teachers here and they will tell you how much they absolutely cannot stand the totalitarian dictatorship that "runs" this school. Worst of all, this model of fear and intimidation is not even effective. All it does it burn out great teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 9, 2013

Excellent staff. ...great school. ...big improvement . Am happy that my children aare a part of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2013

Both of my children went to this school, my son is now a junior in Hightstown High school and my daughter is a freshman, They both did very well in this school.They were on the honor roll. The teachers were great and very accessible with the grade portal. The kids are all very nice, my son was in 7th grade when he started there and the children were very welcoming. There is no bullying or fighting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

My daughter is graduating from this school next month. Kreps school is an excellent school. The teachers, coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The music program is really good, they put on a great show for the parents. I am very impressed and I'm happy that my daughter was able to have a pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

Great School overall. Excellent teachers and a very involved principal. My child is in eighth grade. Good experience with teachers and staff so far. They have good programs like gifted and talented , Math Count and advanced programs for science and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2011

Pleasant surprise...i was afraid for many negative comments but the school has many good programs and the email interaction between teachers/parents is just the best i've seen
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2010

Our child just finished the 7th grade, and our experience to date has been mixed. To be challenged, and surrounded by 'good' students (with multiple meanings of the word 'good' intended) it helps to have your child in the advanced classes; or they can end up just going through the program. We've had some teachers that have been stellar, and others that just haven't been able to connect with the students. It seems essential to have your child involved in activities like Band, to help group them with other students that are 'engaged' and not just coasting through. By surrounding your child with similar students, they have a better chance of excelling. No regrets with our child attending here, but advice is to have them get involved with activities early on, even if they're not initially inclined to do so.


Posted December 7, 2009

last year was my last year at Drew it is an amazing school with decent expectations. Of the 6 years I have been at that school I have had the most wonderful teachers! I think they could have chosen a better principle for the drew school but that is just my opinion.Overall the drew school is an exeptional place!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2009

The school has a weak Language Arts program and more should be done to help student advance in this area. Also a debate team would be nice to have it will help student advance in high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

I'm a student at MHK and I think the school is good. I'm in seventh grade and I nkow my way around. It is true that they let good teachers go, but all together, it's a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2009

The school let go of some of their best teachers and changed their curriculum. Since the change the school has gone downhill and they no longer teach Grammar. Sad to say its not a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2009

Melvin H Kreps is a very good school - my older daughter attended it - received a great education and a lot of awards at the end of 8th grade. She applied to and was accepted into the very Prestigious Peddie School. It was a tough process and she got through with ease after all the great job done by the teachers at Kreps. Kudos - Good Job - Keep it up. She also participated in all the school plays, and learned so much throughout her 3 years there. My younger son is there now and LOVES it too!! This is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I'm not a huge fan of this school. My son is going on to 7th grade this year, however, I felt that the all the teachers did is send homework home. There was project after project in his Reading class, where do you have time to learn if your just doing project after project? Was learning about plays in Reading necessary? Was reading 'The Cay', which most of it was in a different language altogether necessary? There are far better classic stories out there to read instead of trying to grasp a story that was done mostly in an accent where you couldn't understand. My son hated his first experience at a new school, he was just out of elementary but instead of treating them as such it seemed the teachers treated them like the first year of college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

Kreps is an awesome school. The academics and activities support us very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2006

My son graduated this year from Kreps. He was in all honors type classes all three years and had very highly motivated teachers.He is an athlete and played a sport all three years. He had many teachers that motivated my son to perform at his very best in class. He will be attending highschool this year and I feel confident that his education at Kreps will prepare him for the honors track that he has chosen to do. My other son will be attending 6th grade at Kreps this years and I have only positive things to share with him. I am happy he will receive a good education at Kreps.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2006

Huge varying opinions. Students are not taught as if they will 'someday attend college', nor are they sought out here by Private schools. My oldest graduated from and now my youngest will and I have seen the decline in a mere 4 yrs. Altho teachers are mostly eager to teach, they do what they do to get by & not much more. Like a past student said, 'they dont teach enough to prepare kids for the high school'. My child is an A+ student but there is nothing to challenge- so the A+ is meaningless. My opinion- buy a smaller house in a tougher district or be prepared to send to pvt school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Great school, especially academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2006

Students are well behaved in the classroom for the most part. Teaching is mostly lecture style. Students are all taught as if they will someday attend college. Many students are sought out to go to local private high schools. High expectations are met by some students and not others. Intrinsic motivation of students is lacking. More Latino support is needed based on the demographics of the townships (E.Windsor and Hightstown). Staff is hard working and devoted to helping students who are serious about their education. Parent involvement is average. Many opportunities offerred for extracurricular activites including intramurals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

I just graduated from Kreps this year. The teachers are really great and nice but I believe they don't teach good enough for us to be prepared for high school. I believe that they taught us a lot for the GEPAS. I don't like the fact that there are not enough after-school activities. This school was full of surprises but I`m glad to be going to hightstown high school this fall.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

389 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

392 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

431 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male68%
Black71%
Asian91%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black83%
Asian96%
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education53%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male66%
Black47%
Asian84%
Hispanic47%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education26%
General education77%
English language learners18%
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black37%
Asian85%
Hispanic41%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Black89%
Asian99%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education66%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male80%
Black64%
Asian99%
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black77%
Asian99%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education49%
General education94%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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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
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Malen/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
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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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Reading growth at this school

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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 43% 51%
Hispanic 27% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 9%
Black 12% 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 29%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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