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Green Brook Middle School

Public | 4-8 & ungraded | 450 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2013

The staff is completely committed to preparing our children at grade level and Brookers fair well once they get to High School. Many wonderful teachers, therapists and a dedicated superintendent and principal make our school superior to other school districts. Our after school activities are varied and have something for everyone - chess, homework club, sports, cooking, and band to name a few that my children have enjoyed. Most students really miss this Middle school when they leave. The quality of the classes that are geared toward individual learning make this school one of the best. I teach at a middle school where teachers complain about students and I am sure GBMS staff doesn't. We have a very dedicated PTO that covers both schools here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

My daughter is graduating this year from GBMS. She will miss the teachers, principal, and her friends. She is well prepared for high school and we thank the staff for their support these past five years. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2012

I think schools in general need to stop focusing on "passing the NJASK" and focus on making learning fun!! Kids learn more when they enjoy it! And I'd bet they'd still pass the the NJASK with flying colors so the school gets a good rating!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

School is in turmoil, teachers are depressed. For years this school has failed to prepare students for HS. Pick up any WHRHS yearbook. GB kids don't exist. If you find a GB student at all you can be sure they didn't go to GB school system. Adminstrators are completely detached from HS process. Administrators from other districts go to the HS awards ceremony and graduation etc. They keep track of what happens to their students in HS and after. GB has no contact or relationship with its students after 8th grade - school system is a disaster.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2009

Two of my three children have been to GBMS. The teachers are fully dedicated to providing the students with a top notch education. They have been very helpful in providing extra help if necessary. The extra curricular activities have been thoroughly enjoyed by my kids. The students are all friendly and the kids really care about helping each other strive for perfection. Very impressive school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

What a wonderful school! Both the principal and assistant principal have an open door policy and give personal attention to each child and parent. Outstanding programs are always put into place to improve the learning. Only excellent teachers are hired and retained and they work hard and prepare their students well for the high school where many Green Brook students win awards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

GBMS is a school that has supported my child in his learning. The staff, teachers, and two principals make sure my child is safe and challenged in school. The school has outstanding scores on the state tests and a math program that has increased my child's chances to attend advanced classes in high school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

This school overall is a pretty good school. Great faculty that really made this school extra wonderful are leaving, though. There are still excellent teachers. I just hope that the principal loosens up a little.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

This school holds many memories for me. Now that I am a junior in WHRHS, I remember all the good times in middle school. However, the school is way to interested in not breaking rules and not interested enough in making the students happy. A change of administration, not faculty is required.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

As a former student, now a student in Watchung Hills, I've noticed that the school has been on a steady decline ever since i left. They have laid off some of the best teachers in the area due to the lack of efforts shown among the students, which is unjustified. Frustrated teachers have also left due to the problems among the faculty. Every year, too many teachers are leaving the school for undisclosed reasons; now, most teachers are inexperienced; the classes are, for a lack of better word, a joke. The lack of challenges in the school leads to the lack of preparation to survive the harsh demands of the high schools. I, myself, am deeply disappointed in the public education offered in Green Brook. Need I say more?
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2005

Teachers are very unhappy with administrative leadership. Administration is out of touch with the teachers. Fortunately, most teachers are still dedicated to the children. Perhaps the completion of the new building and renovations will spark life into everyeone.
—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 59% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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 61% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 66% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
White54%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special education14%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female80%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education71%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education80%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education33%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education53%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education53%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students90%
Female98%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female84%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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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48%
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26%
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Reading growth at this school

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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 62% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 5% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms Linda Pollard
Fax number
  • (732) 752-1086

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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132 Jefferson Ave
Green Brook, NJ 08812
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