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University Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 752 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2013

I am a student at this school. Some students are bad but they punish all the student. and instead of letting is have fun in return for doing good work.


Posted July 19, 2009

i'm a former student who attended university middle and the principal is dedicated to making sure we suceed. i was in the honors class and he always checked on us
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2006

Teachers work very hard to help students succeed. Environment is very challenging and not easy to be successful because of the discipline problems of many of the students, but with proper parental responsibility, support and great determination, success IS possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 17, 2005

This school is pretty good. They need to work on the students math and reading scores. The math books they had for 7 and 8th grad are very confusing even for the parents. Saftey is excellent in the school, outside of school and a little further down is an issue. Teachers are excellent. Some of them really work with the students. Great afterschool programs.
—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.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
27%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
17%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students26%
Female33%
Male19%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Special educationn/a
General education31%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Special education13%
General education56%
English language learners31%
Non-migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
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 Students18%
Female24%
Male13%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged18%
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students30%
Female36%
Male25%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged25%
Special educationn/a
General education35%
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 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 Students44%
Female49%
Male40%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students22%
Female22%
Male23%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students40%
Female37%
Male43%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Special education14%
General education48%
English language learners15%
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former15%
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
Black 92% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Shakuur Sabuur

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Irvington, NJ 07111
Phone: (973) 399-6877

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