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Fords Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 699 students

 
 

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3 stars

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted October 18, 2013

The middle school wears uniforms. This is good news! Daughter attends this school and she gets lots of homework, yet she still admires her teachers. I am pleased with the school. She excels in Math and Language, and the school engages her with an advanced work. The school is really close to the library where her and friends meet for their "Homework club". Their competitive academically and as a parent, I couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My son has been at FMS for 2 years now and I have to say that it is a wonderful school. The teachers and principal are wonderful and are very attentive to the concerns of both the children and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

When we first came to this area from New York, my son did struggle in the beginning since the curriculum was very different from what he was use to in his past schools. But thanks to the wonderful support team my son had with his teachers and guidance counselor, he has managed to excel tremendously. The teachers at this school are very attentive and reliable when it comes to their students. My son's attitude in his school work has changed exceedingly for the better and he loves being in this school. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers, counselor, principal, and support staff at FMS where caring shows and students are priority.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I have to say that my son's teacher have been conscientious and diligent. I am very impressed not only by the teachers but by the whole support staff's great attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

my son is a student in FMS this is his second year i have been having a hard time from the school principalfor two years. From the previous experience with other principals , i feel that FMS principal has no manners or good comunication with the students parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

My daughters just finished there and it was a great experience. The teacher did a good job getting them ready for high school, and the Nurse was the best (I was in a lot of communication with her)
—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.

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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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male52%
Black55%
Asian66%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Black72%
Asian98%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special education53%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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 Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Black46%
Asian83%
Hispanic49%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female60%
Male59%
Black42%
Asian91%
Hispanic51%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
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 Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black64%
Asian97%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black33%
Asian93%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education22%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Black50%
Asian93%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant74%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 34% 22%
White 34% 52%
Black 16% 16%
Asian 14% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Fords, NJ 08863
Phone: (732) 596-4200

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