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6-8 & Ungraded
Public district
Edison, NJ
Students enrolled: 798
 

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1081 New Dover Road
Edison, NJ 08820

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(732) 452-2920
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December 25, 2014
The principal is a bully and has chased a lot of the good teachers to other schools and districts. The moral at the school is low among the staff. The PTO is dysfunction and does nothing for the students. If you are going to send your child to this school make sure that you stay active or you will regret it.

- submitted by a parent

September 30, 2013
jams IS GREAT I GO THERE IM IN SIXTH GRADE IT WAS SO EASY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL THERE - SERENITYHUNTER

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2013
John Adams Middle School is an extremely academic-centralized school, with only about 1/80 students participating in dances and other fundraising events. Hoops for Heart and bake sales always make money, though. The teachers at JAMS are varied. Some, the best, are the greatest people. 2 current teachers are in the armed forces. One of them sent out a notice at Christmas time, asking for all money spent on gifts to him to instead be donated to charity, since he had all he needed. Others are absolutely out of their minds. Anyone who went/goes to JAMS knows what I'm talking about. JAMS is also rivals with Woodrow Wilson. Overall, John Adams is a great middle school.

- submitted by a community member

May 26, 2013
i actually go to jams and its prettty good. some teachers are really mean and rude while others are really helpful and kind. students here often dont follow directions..honestly, i have never gotten detention but im an average student. jams is fillled with wise and talented students

- submitted by a community member

October 13, 2012
JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A GREAT SCHOOL UNLESS YOUR CHILD IS A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. THEY STICK ALL CHILDREN IN ONE CLASS TUCKED AWAY NEATLY NO MATTER WHAT THE ILLNESS. THEY HAVE ONE CLASS FOR DOWN SYNDROME , AUTISM, RETARDATION NO MATTER HOW MILD. ANY LEARNING DISABILITY, IN ONE CLASS WITH A TEACHER THAT IS NEW AND THEREFORE CAN NOT TEACH THEM ALL . IT IS A TRAVESTY AND I KNOW BECAUSE MY GRANDSON IS ONE OF THEM. THEY ARE USING HIM AS A SUCCESS STORY BECAUSE HE IS FAR MORE ADVANCE THAN THE REST OF THE CLASS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE WAS FAR MORE ADVANCED WHEN HE GO THERE BECAUSE HE HAS A DIFFERENT ISSUE. I HAVE BEEN DENIED HIS RIGHT FOR OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENT, AS WELL AS HIM BEING PLACED IN A MORE ADAPTIVE CLASS (WHICH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOESN'T HAVE) IF YOU CAN CHOOSE ANOTHER SCHOOL DO SO. HOWEVER , IF YOU CAN AVOID EDISON ALL TOGETHER , IT WOULD BE YOUR BEST OPTION. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW EDISON MADE IT TO GREAT SCHOOL SITES, BUT LOOK AT TALK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE EDUCATED HERE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IT WAS AN ERROR.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2011
My child went there from 7th grade to 8th grade. She absolutely loved it.. She mad so many friends that will last her a lifetime. The teachers were always there for her and had excellent teaching skills. Her grades went up after I put her in public school. The diversity of the school is great as well. The activities and opportunities available to the kids are outstanding. My daughter did not want to leave John Adams and move on to high school. She loved every moment of her middle school experience. I as a parent am happy too!

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2011
Very very good. Teachers are very knowledgable and students are disciplined in the right amounts. Very impressed with the overall quality of instruction.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2011
So far I am impressed with the school and the academics. I know North Edison is a very competitive district, so I am waiting to see how much help is given to those falling behind. The student body itself is such that drives one to achieve. It's not an easy school by any means. The teachers are well aware of the student body abilities and seem to teach to the upper crust more. I looke at this as a positive challenge. Let's see!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 25, 2008
this school is great i have lived in edison my whole life and all of the edison schools are great but in john adams i have cracked my outer shell and i am much more outgoing, the teachers are always there and you can tell them anything you want and they will be there to help i love this school and i think it challenges you so you can reach the top!

- submitted by a student

June 12, 2006
John Adams is a middle of the road school. There is nothing exceptional nor anything seriously lacking. The children are placed in appropriately challenging classes. The teachers follow each child closely as they should. Rules are strictly enforced (no cell phones, preparedness, etc.) Physical education is the only thing lacking, but the trend to reduce physical education is widespread in many schools. School spirit is missing. Few dances and school-wide activities. Everything is constrained by the school budget, so the PTA frequently asks for money from parents. PTA sponsors many extra-curricular activities.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2006
The school had great teachers in Maths, Science and Scoial Studies. It also has a lot of clubs studnets can join. The studnents study in multi cultural environment and many international festivals are celebrated . Great School !

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2006
The quality of the teachers is good, although their compassion for children who don't meet the above average mark is a bit to be desired. The school along with other Edison twsh school lacks programs that several other districts offer - like ROTC. This is a great program and would teach children a great deal about responsibility.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2005
I think that the learning program of this school isn't bad, but, I feel that some of the school officials are byist and/or racist. Also, some teachers are very nice but on the other hand, some teachers are cruel and in fair.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2005
This school is amazing! There is a group of disciplined, smart kids. I have a 6th grade child here, and they love it already!

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2004
I have a child in John Adams that is a special ed. kid and I guess if you are an average or above average kid the school would be really great. Hey I went there when I was a teenager, but a special child gets the push around and the staff is sometimes difficult to get to help. Well that's only one mother's opinion Good luck.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2004
John Adams is a great school. It has a lot of diversity between students and activities. For example, John Adams is the only middle school to have an Auditioned Choir [called Bel Canto] in the Edison district. The teachers are great and the school itself is just amazing. In my opinion [I know a few people from each middle school in Edison] it is the best middle school in Edison.

- submitted by a student

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John Adams Middle School
1081 New Dover Road, Edison, NJ  08820
(732) 452-2920
Last modified John Adams Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Adams Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top