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Memorial Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 469 students

 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted April 5, 2010

Not the most Parent oriented school district. . . School is great, unless you want to be involved in your child s development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

this school teches the important of life and also gives you a great perspective how its going to be in the outside world.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2009

This school failed my learning challenged child miserably. Endless meetings with staff had no followup on their end. She was passed along from here to the HS after a remedial summer course in which she spent more time painting a wall than learning. You need to be very proactive if you have a special needs child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

I love this school. The administrators are willing to help you, help your child. The teachers are very pleasant and know your childs weaknesses. Your child is not just another face, they actually care
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

liked this school. The old principal and vice president were realy good. I loved to go there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

I agree with the previous reviews though a new kinder and gentler principal is in charge and seems to listen and follow up on parents concerns if they voice them. Teaching still seems to be out of the 1950s and too many teachers use xerox copies (that they've used for 20 years) or printed material from the internet instead of real, varied, hands-on type curriculum to encourage discussion and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

They would rather a problem stay home or disapear than deal with it. Sports are a major part of the program, but music, art, etc. are not. One of the only good things about MMS is that most of the teachers are wonderful and enjoy teaching young minds. But many can't handle this age group. This school is a throw-back to the 1950's & 60's and needs updating.
—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 66% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education63%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education72%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female72%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education48%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female81%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 52%
Hispanic 18% 22%
Asian 14% 9%
Black 4% 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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School Leader's name
  • Mr Scott Helfand

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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