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J E Dismus Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 17 students

 

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Posted Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anyone who thinks this school is a "decent" school has never been exposed to something better--PERIOD. I read the reviews, and granted, some are several years old, but to say this school offers "art and music" as though that is some extensive accomplishment is just silly. Most schools offer art, music, and more--but that doesn't mean what they offer if GOOD! Good grief!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2014

This is one of the worst schools out there.... You can definately tell from the test scores. I was a student attending this school and it was one of the worst learning experiences I have ever been through. Going to this school really messed me up i preparation for Highschool and especially going to the Academies @ Englewood. I would not reccomend this school to anyone.


Posted August 22, 2013

I hope this year will be the best of all it is a good school and it is located in a special nice place. Englewood NJ
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

This has to be one of the bestest schools in the world. My daughter is in the 7th grade and i really love how the teachers and princeples are focusing on the nj ask. I enjoy how they have the saturday tutrial to help them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2007

This school has the best carricular activities


Posted August 23, 2005

My son started 6th grade at JEDMS in the fall of 2004. He had a rough start but with the help of great teachers,an excellent guidence couselor and principal he was happy at the end of year. He started as a C- student and ended with a B+. The academic programs could be more challenging, his school work seemed below grade level. JEDMS has a wonderful afterschool program that helped him with homework and also offers music, art and sports programs. Parent involvement is key at this school. If better this school would really shine.
—Submitted by a parent


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 65% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%

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

All Students45%
Female50%
Male42%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicity50%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education22%
General education50%
English language learners35%
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former28%
Limited English Proficient Former17%

Math

All Students35%
Female42%
Male30%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicity33%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former25%
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 Students70%
Female76%
Male66%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education21%
General education81%
English language learners69%
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students37%
Female44%
Male31%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students56%
Female53%
Male59%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education12%
General education65%
English language learners59%
Non-migrant56%
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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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Black 53% 16%
Hispanic 41% 22%
White 3% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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325 Tryon Avenue
Englewood, NJ 07631
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