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Hazlet Middle School

Public | 7-8 & ungraded | 12 students

 
 

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Posted May 10, 2010

Hazlet Middle School has teachers who really care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2009

Worst 2 years of my life. Teachers do nothing about bullies, most of the teachers are a joke, and discipline doesn't even exist (punishments don't do anything to stop the troublemakers, but just punish everybody.) So happy to be going to high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2008

I love this school sooo much! I have a great time and the teachers are awsome!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2007

After spending two years at Hazlet Middle School, I have to say it is a very good school. Mr. D is a good principle, and the teachers are really good too (especially Mr.C). It is both focussed on sports, and academics equally, HMS is really a great school, and I suggest anyone to go there. Best 2 years of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2005

We transferred From Holy Family School in Hazlet for a better education. Besides receiving that, I would like to say that HMS is an excellent school. Behind this excellent school is an excellent leader. That leader is our principal Mr. John De Genito. I have never seen such an excellent principal/role model in my life. He is totally dedicated to the parents and children of HMS and makes HMS such a wonderful place to be. His door is always open to all. He should be commended for a job well-done. I would like to thank his ecellent vice principals (Mrs. Hayden and Mr. Miller) for always being there for all and for a job well done. I would also like to thank the soccer coach Mr. White for being such a great soccer coach. My child loved playing on his team and was proud to be part of his first place team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2005

Academic programs are excellent. Teachers and other staff are excellent.Extracurricular activities are available to all students.I've been pleased with the transition that my child made from elementary school to middle school.
—Submitted by a staff


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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Female80%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant68%
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 Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education76%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education36%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education76%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
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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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 86% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 2% 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 12%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1639 Union Avenue
Hazlet, NJ 07730
Phone: (732) 264-0940

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