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Hammonton Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 817 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2014

This school is rigid and unable to follow even the most basic educational plan. Top down the administration is not interested in educating every child- only the superstars. If you have the right last name you are golden.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

My school is Hammonton middle school. My child is unfortunately a sixth grader at the middle school. I've had consistent problems with communication as I am my child's parent of alternative residence. (This means I have joint custody by he lives with the other parent). I've have been actively excluded from meetings with the child study team and then treated as a criminal when I call the school out on their behavior. The school district that I am living in is one of the best in the country and it is frustrating watching such a horrid and incompetent school district exclude me, the only parent that communicates with the teachers and pays thousands of dollars in private tutoring just to keep my child at grade level. If you are a young family looking to move into this school district, RUN!!!! There are affordable home elsewhere with much better schools. There are some bright spots with individual teachers, but as with any private or public organization that is toxic, I'm sure those teachers will not last.
—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 66% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education37%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education52%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students66%
Female71%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education44%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education52%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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%
Female89%
Male77%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education44%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female73%
Male64%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education27%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education48%
General education93%
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.

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
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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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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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 71% 51%
Hispanic 20% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Gene Miller

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75 North Liberty Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: (609) 567-7007

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