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Christa Mcauliffe Mid School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1027 students

 
 

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Posted July 30, 2014

McAuliffe is a great school I have 3 children that have gone to his school and its great. Teachers for the most part are helpful and will stay after if ur child needs xtra help. Many activities are available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2013

Great school. Teachers r invested in the students. Plenty of extra help is offered. My child has so many resources at his disposal and can take part in after school activities. Never had a problem and when I asked for help/guidance I was made to feel welcome. Follow up from plan was well executed. If u r an involved parent u will love thus school and faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This is my middle school and the teachers here are so friendly and so helpful with anything you need .You know there always there .. when it comes to the students and kids they are SO friendly many activites and school sports you wont regret coming here. - Student at McAuliffe
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

They have a great staff who bend over backwards to help a student that needs it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

i love this school they have teachers care for stundents they have many activtes for kids such als funrasier and more
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

The Christa McAuliffe school is the cleanest school. I love that school sooo much. They have a high efficient staff and they just down rite ROCK!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

Chista mcAuliffe middle school is a great school this is my daughter's first year and i have not heard any complains yet there for this is a really nice school and really welcoming to new students or teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

i think my child's school is terrific
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

I've been a McAuliffe parent for going on 6 years, and it rocks! I have yet to have a negative interaction with any staff member, be it academic, support, administrative, etc. Everyone is highly invested in having the kids succeed and excel. Just a superb learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

Excellent academic program with all certified highly qualified teacher. Curriculum is based on the NJ Core Curriculum Standards. Also offers a great elective program for grade 8 students. Hte music department is outstanding! With a 6th grade band and chorus and a 7th/8th grade band and chorus. McAuliffe boasts a full athletic program with 3 seasons of sports for both girls and boys. There are numerous clubs and activities including the Drama Club. Parent involvement activities are available such as Coffee with the Principal, School Home Association, and Student of the Month.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2005

Excellent programs...great Teacher/Parent communication...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

This is a Great School. My son has been here for 2 yrs. and is on the Honor Roll. I can't believe it!! They learn how to build paragraphs which helps them to write a story. This school is highly recommended!!! They have the best teachers & extra help when needed!!!


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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 66% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

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 65% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education48%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male80%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

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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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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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 80% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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35 South Hope Chapel Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
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