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Number 4 Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 847 students

 

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Posted October 1, 2013

I am currently a 8th grader at this school. I've got to say they have an outstanding facility and that's what convinced my parents to enroll me as well as the reviews. Right when I got to this school I despised it. This school has absolutely no discipline and low education. I cannot believe the curriculum they teach. The kids have no respect for the teachers or the school and neither does the teacher for the students. Unless you are in AP, you should go to a different school. Unless you are in AP teachers act like there's not hope for you and do not treat you the same as others. Regular classes didn't even even receive high school applications. I had to ask for it myself. Bad school. No discipline. Low education and unbalanced. This school is so unbalanced it made me uncomfortable. The lunch ladies are rude. And they food is always the same and salty as ever.


Posted September 2, 2010

This school is excellent. State of the art facility. Teachers are available before and after school, even for kids just having fun int he field. We had an issue with enrolling my son during the middle of the year when we moved. I wrote a letter to the NJ Department of Ed and it was addressed immediately! My son went from being very laid back with his school work to taking pride in his work. I have never seen him work so hard as he did on his summer project. He is inspired to excel. I attribute the many male role models and the administration that takes time to get to know their names and faces individually! They offer all kinds of after school academic support. We truly felt a partnership with is new 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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black43%
Asian87%
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black47%
Asian97%
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Black41%
Asian91%
Hispanic49%
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black30%
Asian87%
Hispanic44%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
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 Students65%
Female72%
Male57%
Black51%
Asian88%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education14%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black34%
Asian88%
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black37%
Asian86%
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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
Hispanic 36% 22%
Black 35% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 9%
White 7% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 71%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Joanna Veloz

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Diving
  • Gymnastics
  • Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling

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107 Bright Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 946-5746

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