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Carl W. Goetz Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1280 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2011:
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16 reviews of this school


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Posted April 7, 2014

Do NOT allow your child attend this school. This school does not have a handle on bullying. Nepotism is alive and well here with preferential treatment towards the kids who have parents working at the school. Wish I could go back and have my child attend a different school. If I could rate 0 stars, I would. Principal is MIA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My youngest son is starting 7th grade this year at Goetz. He has broken his leg and is in a wheelchair. Self operated wheelchairs are not allowed in school so Goetz guidance department is arranging for a teacher free of charge for home schooling until he is able to return to regular school. Everyone's attention to my son's predicament is very much appreciated! Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I attended Goetz for my 3 years of middle school and I am going to JMHS in the fall, the teachers are AMAZING but I think the school could use some updating. and at the end of my eighth grade year I figure out that there is honors classes and I was a little disappointed:( but I am taking 3 honors classes in the fall at JMHS, this is a great school and it really cares about its students.


Posted June 24, 2013

Upon moving into the district, I had a very bad experience with my first daughter. That ALL changed with my second daughter, however! She received constant support from her teachers who have always gone an extra mile for her. She had an exquisite support system, academic experience and blossomed beautifully at this school. Without an engaged staff this would not have happened. I would name teachers but honestly, there were so many good teachers that I am certain I would miss someone. Even though I was the first class to ever attend this school when it was "open" and the walls have been added since and make it "dungeon like" in my opinion, what happens in many of these classrooms more than makes up for the environment. My daughter just graduated 8th grade and I cannot thank the staff enough for taking care of my "DD" for the last 3 years!~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

The best in the country.Every state should have a school this good. Keep up the great work,and may God bless each and everyone of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2011

teachers are overworked and take toooo long to answer emails...they say because they are overworked. I have a smart boy who is falling through the cracks, Being bullied for 7 months and now we find out..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

I have a son who graduated, class2010 and two daughters who are currently attending Goetz Middle School in Jackson, NJ. This school has a great academic curriculum and the parent involvemnt is amazing.


Posted July 6, 2009

I just ended my 8th grade year. Which means i'm going off to JMHS and i am hoping that my experience will be nothing like at Goetz. 1st of all half of the staff don't deserve to be there. everything is wrong with it. it was the worst experience of my life i absolutely hated this school and do not recommend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

I just ended my 6th Grade Year at Carl W. Goetz Middle School. School ends tomorrow and i'm going to miss the best teachers in the world. Ms. Walsh and Ms. Urban. I'm now going into 7th grade and i'm excited because they have an advanced class called pre-algebra. I got excepted. I'm amazingly excited for Goetz next year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2009

We really work hard in this school and they teach us the responsibilities of being an adult! I love you goetz!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2009

goetz is the best school ever!! soooo many nice kids and teachers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

My son just began to attend Goetz. Personally, I have had a very positive experience, and I an very happy. I love that he can stay after school, for help with any subject. That is such a great help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

As a parent of a 6th grader this school has alot to be desired. its extremely overcrowded and teachers and staff are very overwhelmed. My child seems to be slipping through the cracks and isnt getting the help that is needed. I dont recommend this school.My daughter is in Elms and we love it but she wont be going to Goetz when the time comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2004

I'm a parent of two children, and my son says that goetz rox his sox and my daughter says switlik is teh sux0r!! Personally I agree with both of them. Peace out mah homies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2004

Goetz is an awesome school with a wonderful staff and a fantastic principal. Everyone takes the time with all the students.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 19, 2003

This is the place to be! Goetz has an outstanding staff who treat each child as their own. It's a big school with a big heart under great leadership! The course offerings and extra-curricular activities are phenomenal. This is clearly a school with a nurturing environment where people love what they do! Bravo and best wishes for continued success!


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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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%

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 82% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
Black59%
Asian77%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education24%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male91%
Black86%
Asian92%
Hispanic96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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 Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female71%
Male80%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male80%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education40%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male76%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education43%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education64%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 52%
Black 6% 16%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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835 Patterson Road
Jackson, NJ 08527
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