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Howell Twp M S South

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 11 students

 
 

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Posted March 19, 2013

i need updated test scores for this school We might be moving to this area
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The school is pro-children. Excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2008

I graduated from this school a few years ago. Compared to schools in surrounding towns, this school is not too bad. The one thing I learned is to make right choices and you will have an enjoyable time. There are fights at this schools once in a while, but staff handles it very well. The one thing I do need to say, and it is not the schools fault, the district is not that great. I had a A+ in English and had a decent Terranova score, but they wanted me to be in reach (which is for kids preparing for GEPA that usually do not that well). This school does have a good amount of kids however crowding is not a problem. Besides little things, this school is great.


Posted March 26, 2008

Exceptional teachers...organized, empathetic, challenging, interesting, in tune with the students! Great adminstration from the principal, vice principals all the way through the building! Dependable and friendly office staff. Wonderful support from counslers. Nurses are caring and intelligent! Security outstanding, custodial terrific, lunch room help and atmosphere surperb! Children are lucky to be blessed with such a fine school in the community! Keep up teh excellent work and high standards.HMSS is an example to all schools throughoutthe U.S. With Appreciation, Mrs. Callahan
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

In elementary school, my son, was an average student, quite unorganized w/not much motivation . Although 6th grade was a challenge, this school taught my son so much, for which I am forever grateful. We now live in KY and see how lucky he was to have a school that taught him strong academics, responsibility and organizational skills. I am proud to say, he is the student he is today, maintaining a 4.0 average in his senior year of high school and I attribute a great portion of it to HMS. I feel for my daughter, now in the 7th grade in KY, she will never get the education my son was lucky enough to receive. Hats off off to Howell Township Public Schools, your the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2004

This was our eighth-grader's first year in HMSS. It has been an extremely productive year. As parents, we have noted our student's growth, not only in academics, but also in social and emotional areas. We have found professionalism and excellence in every staff member we have encountered, from teachers, to guidance counselors to administrative staff. Because of the continued efforts of staff, who teach and support our student daily, we are confident he will be well-prepared for the challenges of high school.
—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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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%
Female82%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education62%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education35%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education60%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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:

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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 86% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1 Kuzminski Way
Howell, NJ 07731
Phone: (732) 836-1327

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