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Albert E. Grice Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 907 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted October 23, 2009

its the best school because it can help my child inprove in her work :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

my boys enjoy going to grice i never had a problem with a teacher they have email so you can see what homework yourchild have for the week student do care about there education and my kids are in good hands there we like this school it is a good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

As a parent I find it disappointing! you have to go through obstacles to get the teachers to contact the parents back on issues. Also the main office has attitude problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

I am currently a student at Grice Middle School. I have to say that this is not the best school in terms of location (very near Trenton), but it is definitely miles better than Reynolds and Crockett (neighboring middle schools). Many of the students don't really care about their education, I can tell, but I know that there are a lot of dedicated kids here. The teachers will give you attention if you want it; they're very good at their jobs. There are a lot of extracurricular activities that no other schools offer. All in all, I think this is a decent, above-average school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

I currently attend Grice Middle School and I must say that it is pretty aweful. It is a school full of teachers and student who don't care about their education and people growing up on the idea that life is based on stereotypes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 19, 2007

I have my son in 7th grade in Grice Middle School. I am happy with the teachers & other staff. The guidance office is very helpful too.The principal is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2006

I have one child that started Grice from a private school. She is in 8th grade now and loves Grice. She is very active in sports,music, art, home eco, as well as meeting alot of new friends in the area. Although, private schools do tend to focus more academically then public school they cannot afford to offer as many extra specialities that make a well rounded student/person. Such as art, advanced music, Spanish, just to name a few. My daughter has made a pleasant transition to public school, and I am pleased for the most part. I do think that there could be better parent teacher communication made standard through their agenda's, and perhaps a weekly Friday folder to communicate among teachers and parents that must be signed and brought back Monday. I suggest once assigned a guidance counselor the student keep the counselor for three years, for relationship building.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students50%
Female60%
Male42%
Black43%
Asian56%
Hispanic30%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicity50%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian88%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicity46%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students53%
Female57%
Male48%
Black43%
Asian100%
Hispanic43%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female51%
Male47%
Black32%
Asian100%
Hispanic45%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant49%
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%
Female82%
Male73%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education50%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special education21%
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students62%
Female62%
Male63%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 56% 52%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Black 17% 16%
Asian 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 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 30%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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