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Joseph R Bolger Mid School

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Posted March 27, 2010

I like this school alot. Ive found that every student gives me a chance here and will never leave your back. Once you make friends, they stick to you like glue! Also, every person here has my back, whether its the popular kids or normal kids. Sure, we have our imperfections, but what school doesnt? The school staff cares for you aand your education. If the students choose not to learn and misbehave, then thats their fault. You cannot blame it on the teachers. So if parents realise that the teachers gave up on them or anything like that, they have got to remember that its the own kids fault! I mean, what teacher wants to teach a child that misbehaves? I happen to go to this school and love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2009

This school needs help in all areas. Their is no in class support, the Administration and Staff have no plans for bullying and can not handle the children with behavioral problems. If you have a good child, your ok, but as soon as something goes wrong they have NO clue what to do!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2009

the school is great itself. the teachers are very devoted to what they do. but the children are terrible. they act nasty to others. it was really hard for my daughter to find 'nice' kids to hang out with. thankfully this year we are leaving the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

All of my daughters teachers are very involved with there work. She should also make the honor role for the first marking period. My daughter also likes the challenge of learning more and the teachers and staff encourage and make it possible for this to happen. This is my daughters first year in this school and I was concerned that she wouldn't be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is beautifully effective, the teachers are top notch and take the education of their students to be top priority. You couldn't ask to send your kid to a better school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I'm the proud Parent of a Bolger Middle road School student-----I'v found the teachers and staff dedicated to teaching. The Music department is the best there is under the guidance of the most dedicated teacher. I've found that communication with the teachers are awesome and they should really be complimented for the hard work and commitment to the students---Two teachers that comes to my mind is Miss White and Mrs Mankowski. Thank You Mom of an Honor Roll 6th grader.
—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 61% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
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 66% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
64%

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

All Students33%
Female47%
Male17%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
White33%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
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 Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education13%
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female63%
Male77%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education20%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students32%
Female45%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White42%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students37%
Female52%
Male25%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White44%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
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%
Male56%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education19%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students36%
Female38%
Male33%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant36%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education31%
General education72%
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

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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48%
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26%
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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 64% 51%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Black 15% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 76%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Keansburg, NJ 07734
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