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Galloway Twp Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 35 students

 
 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted November 3, 2009

It is so much fun especially if you are on Team A. Go Galloway Grizzlies!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

I really love this school. It has great teachers, alot of extra curricular activites, and a safe enviorment for my kids. This school is by far the best in its area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2009

My schools great! There's helpful teachers and extra arts and sports to do .
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2006

Myself being a student at Galloway township middle, this is my perspective on the school. The teachers are so caring! I always feel safe, and welcome when I walk in the doors. I look forward to having fun AND learning. Before I came to this school, My grades were C's and D's. Now I'm getting straight A's!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2005

Seems like a school that challenges the children. I have had no problems so far my child is very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2005

I do not think that this school is up to the level on which it should be. The academic program does not accommodate the needs of a middle school child. I do not feel that the teachers did a good job in teaching my child, and feel that at many times, even seemed bias against my child. It appears that the teachers make no effort to make the classroom an interesting or enjoyable place whatsoever. If I could take the two years my child went to galloway township middle school back, and send him to a different school, I definately would. This school needs to reevaluate it's staff, and make a conscious attempt at making children want to come to school, as opposed to it being a dreadful chore to wake up in the morning and get there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2004

I have 2 8th graders in Galloway Twsp. Middle School this year. This is our first year in the Galloway school district, and I have to say that this is a wonderful school. The teachers really care about these kids and they have so many things for them to get involved in. Positive things. The school itself is beautiful, the teachers are helpful and on top of things. We were in Brigantine from K-6 and Absecon for 7th and while both of those schools are good schools Galloway Township Middle School is by far the best. It was a very wise choice to move here and I am very happy with this school.
—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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

405 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Black40%
Asian83%
Hispanic42%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female61%
Male57%
Black35%
Asian89%
Hispanic42%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education17%
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian95%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female67%
Male66%
Black44%
Asian84%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black68%
Asian93%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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
White 53% 51%
Black 19% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 S Reeds Road
Galloway, NJ 08205
Phone: (609) 748-1250

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