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Myles J Mcmanus Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 41 students

 
 

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Posted February 27, 2014

I am not happy with this school at all.The students are very rude and they do not respect each other.


Posted April 23, 2012

I used to be a student here at McManus but unfortunately I had to move :( . McManus is such a great school ! The teachers are nice and care about helping you academically. Going to my new school made me appreciate McManus ALOT more !


Posted April 28, 2010

Great teachers and great VP and Principal :-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

It is a close knit family oriented school, all of the teachers go aabove and beyond to help not only my chils but other students as well. Educational via non-traditional means are used wich is especially helpful for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2009

I kind of like mcmanus. I mean it's okay but I think the rules are to steep. I think you guys are doing a good job but come on now i got iss for 7periods because i was late to a class and another teacher made me late!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2009

McManus Middle School is great! The teachers are helpful and will always try to grab your attention with fun games, skits, and more! They have a wide assortment of activities, video club, diversity club, sports, student council, and a whole lot more. The only thing that could be bad for it is a couple of naughty students, but they're usually taken care of. McManus is without a doubt one of the best middle schools in the NJ!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

This school is great. The teachers are loving and caring.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

McManus is fun and cool. I love the teachers and they always take there time and help us students out with problems and try to helo us to the best of their ability. A;though we have a few problems regarding bullying and fights that break out through out the year. I think that schould be a minimum. but other that that school has been a wonderful exspiriance and I love going to school monday-Friday for 180 days.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

mc manus is absulutly wonderful even though its my 1 year here i like all the teachers except 1
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2007

I belive this school is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2006

My child began middle school and as any other parent I was very concerned. Thus far my child has excelled at McManus. The method of instruction has met my standards. I also like the fact that they have plenty of extra-curricular activities available to the students. They have great after school clubs. The school had a play recently the Music Man and it was wonderful. They incorporated the drama and art club to do the stage props. The only downfall is that there isn't a great level of parental involvement. I chaperoned a couple of the school dances and it was always the same handful of parents. Also the attendance at the PTA meetings was limited. Parents need to be more involved especially for this age group. I am very happy with McManus thus far. Keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2005

This school is so far so good. They have a new math program, which is great for the kids their. One of them best schools in Linden.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2005

Mcmanus is a wonderful school. I graduated with the class of 2004, I believe that this school has changed my life drastically for the better definantly, I still miss this school and come back to visit monthly I loved all of the teachers they also changed my life, they made me feel confident with myself and want to learn, Mostly everything i left behind here will never leave me... but i do know that a huge part of me is still in that school, and i will never forget my 3 years i spent there. - Bethany
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

McManus is a very good school, the teachers work together with the kids to help them understand and encourages them to ask questions. I do however, have a fear of the growing number of kids that are involved in gangs or gang activity. I believe that McManus needs to have more after school programs that will grab the attention of the students to help keep them off the streets.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

I believe that the teachers at this school are committed and determined to teach their students. The schoiol's extra-curricular programs include newspaper, extreme club, and computer club. We also have softball, baseball, basketball (girls and boys), boys wrestling and soccer (boys and girls).
—Submitted by a student


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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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
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 Students45%
Female53%
Male34%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female53%
Male40%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
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 Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education24%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female53%
Male56%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
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

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

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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 34% 51%
Black 31% 16%
Hispanic 31% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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300 Edgewood Rd
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 486-7751

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