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Hackettstown Middle School

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Posted October 9, 2010

Hackettstown Middle School is the most amaziing school with the most brilliant teachers ever!


Posted September 16, 2009

They really care about the students and the environment is one of respect and fun while learning in a richly diverse environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Hackettstown Middle School is a great school simply because of the individuals that work there. The teachers are super nice and care about the students, the students are respectful and welcoming, and the administration helps you when you are new to the system. Everyone takes care of eachother and it is a great place to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2008

This school is one of the greatest in New Jersey. The staff and students are fantastic and work together to learn.
—Submitted by a teacher


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 61% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students77%
Female82%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education50%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education81%
General education94%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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%
Female79%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female66%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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 71% 51%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 3% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Marie Griffin

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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500 Washington Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Phone: (908) 852-8554

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