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George G. White Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted April 6, 2014

George g. White middle school is okay. They might have great teachers, but they need a lot of improving. The school is old with no technology or air conditioning. To add, the guidance office is not helpful at all. Many teachers don't even have classrooms. A classroom fits about three teachers whi have no space to teach. Also there isn't that many extracurricular activists and barely any sports. The gym teacher is not active at all and the playground is horrible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 23, 2013

I now have a few children to have gone through George White and this school is so disappointing in so many ways, I wish our new superintendant would do something about it. The curriculum that they keep changing is fine, there is nothing wrong with it. The Primary issue is the horrible principal, who is so unwelcoming, unfriendly, and leads by example. She allows the 5th grade teachers to have no accountability, especially the tenured ones, and they can do no wrong. There is no open door policy, so speaking to her about it has led to no outcome. So many parents feel that they tried to speak to the principal about their issues and it's in one ear and out the other. Guidance is useless too. They do absolutely nothing to help with bullying situations. There is an overall aura of certain tenured 5th grade teachers of just not caring about their job and a lack of respect for the kids. And why nothing is done to improve their accountability is a sign of the poor leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2010

George White Middle School is a small, tight community where teachers and parents work together to produce a good quality of education for the children. They have after school enrichments, an active Lego Robotics group, Discovery group run by the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

George White Middle School teachers and staff have a strong commitment to the academic, social, and emotional development of the students entrusted to their care. Parents and community have traditionally been strong supporters of the school and all of its programs.


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a wonderful school with caring parents and staff. Small town with famillies who have values in the right place. I have put 3 children thru this school system and have been very pleased with my children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

my child attend's george white school great school great teacher's and the best ever principal the school ever had is dr.Noreen H SHE IS SO HELPFUL AND PLEASENTand understanding i also think she should be are superintendent. are school has the best activities, and the great addition to are school is the video room, the best thing they ever did are school is the top and best schoo in the district, although the cleaning of all of are school's lack a great deal since the they privatized the cleaning crew, we think it was 100% better when the district had ther own custodian's why would they rid of good quality, to get bad quality. other parent should look at the bad quality the board hired tell the board when they meet every month .otherwise everything is ok
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2007

The academics of the this school are fantastic. There are wonderful teachers that are fully certified. There is a great technology lab, videography lab, and computer lab. The food is also very good. There is a great principal and vice principal. There are three floors and an elevator. There is also a great music/vocal teacher and a super instrumental teacher who has been teaching there for 50 1/2 years. There are also extracurricular activities including sports, the school newspaper, and student council. Additionally, the students can start and run a club after school. In the Videography room the 8th grade runs a Morning Show. There are anouncements, sports, weather, and a special feature. The 6,7, and 8 grades go to cycles, which is when a class goes to one subject, such as art, every day for a month, then they switch. George White is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

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 Students75%
Female84%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education37%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female84%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education41%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian93%
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female85%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education24%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special education32%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
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

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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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 85% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 1% 16%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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120 Magnolia Ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Phone: (201) 664-0286

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