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Lawrence Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 578 students

 

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Posted July 11, 2013

My school is awesome! Although others say it's bad, it really isn't. My teachers challenge the students, and help them prepare for NWEA, or NJASK testing. My teachers love teaching, and provide very helpful activities/work for us. However, a few don't have control over the class. Most of my teachers have control over the students, and their behaviors, while a couple just scold them , but don't do anything. Plus, there are also a bunch of school activities that are super-duper fun! There's the morning announcements, year book club, soccer, track, etc. My school is amazing when it comes to sports; they always manage to be one of the best! However, the school can use some improvement on school band/orchestra. Some of my classmates don't really practice, and don't even care about playing, so the orchestra isn't very good and it makes it tougher for the teacher to teach. In my opinion, they should at least have try-outs to minimize the large group of students.


Posted December 27, 2012

Lawrence Middle School is the worse school ever! Why? The staff don't care for the students, the staff is WAY TOO STRICT ABOUT EVERYTHING, the staff only care about themselves, the staff don't listen to the students opinion, problems or anything. They only try to substitute it with something that's really not okay. Plus our new principle and vice principle don't care about any of the students. All they do is threaten parents and students so that they will stay in this horrible school. By threats I mean, if your child is sick, REALLY SICK, a family emergency, or anything that will cause a child to miss school, they count it against you. Plus if your child misses too much school, they call the police on you. They don't care what the story is. Your child could be sick, in the hospital, family emergency, anything, they don't care. They still say that that's no excuse for her/him to miss school. For example, I was really sick with REALLY BAD BODY PAINS AND MY GRANDFATHER PAST AWAY, and I missed over 27 days of school, and they counted it against me. They didn't even care. Plus they threatened my Nana. Please for the sake of your child, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN TO THIS SCHOOL.


Posted November 12, 2009

Most would agree that Zuckerman has made changes for the better. Moving Milavsky in a huge plus. The teachers need to get control of their classrooms. More differentiation is needed in these huge classes(sometimes 30+) Not sold on the changes in foreign language-no Latin, German, Italian...My student is NOT challenged academically and doesn't always feel safe. There are many positive role models in the school, many extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2006

This school has received some very negative press, but unlike some schools who may deserve that negative reputation, Lawrence Middle School is not one of them. Yes, there is a discipline problem with vandalism, bomb threats, and bullying, but LMS has hope and a chance to improve. The academics of Lawrenceville, the advanced classes anyways, are actually excellent; it is up to the student to work and study to get into these classes, which has passionate and dedicated teachers. The extra curricular activities in this school has been neglected. Rather than encouraging students to join the arts like orchestra, band, or chorus, the school has discouraged students in joining. The administration has a created a free period, when these organizations take place, that allows students to do HW. Therefore students, who may excel at instruments or vocals, are turned away for the promise of doing HW in school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 21, 2006

This is a good school now that Mr. Zuckeman came on as principal. My daughter had some trouble with bullies and it was taken care of ASAP! Mr. Kelly is the best music teacher, so overall my daughter had a positive middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

The teachers are cool cause they let us do what we want to do!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2004

Lawrence Middle School is a wonderful school. The teachers are really good and I like the administration staff. I've found plenty of ways to tell the administration staff the way I feel about certain things...and they are very open to it. I think that they are really trying their best to make the school a great place for students to learn in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2004

Lawrence Middle School is a great school but sometimes the administration doesn't communicate with the parents. Also they almost never listen to kids opinion or story.
—Submitted by a student


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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 65% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

292 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students73%
Female76%
Male69%
Black60%
Asian85%
Hispanic59%
White78%
Other ethnicity69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education27%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Black32%
Asian85%
Hispanic53%
White69%
Other ethnicity62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education21%
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former42%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black62%
Asian95%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicity91%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education59%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male73%
Black33%
Asian91%
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicity55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education17%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female75%
Male79%
Black43%
Asian95%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicity82%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education29%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 50% 52%
Black 18% 16%
Asian 14% 9%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Mindy Milavsky

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2455 Princeton Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 671-5520

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