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Joseph E Soehl Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 46 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2012

Joseph E. Soehl School is providing a high quality of education. I like the school Staff and Administration feedback and suggestions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2009

this school is the best they should be rated 10. Everyone is very helpful & very kindaa i love this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

I love Soehl. Mrs. Braisted was my daughter's principle at School 1 in Linden and she has made a wonderful transition at Soehl as well. Overall I am completely pleased with the curriculum and the ratio of student to teacher. The children receive one on one instruction and the workload is perfect for retention. I also love their prepatory for state testings. They also keep the parents informed of any current events or matters regarding the school. Regards, Candice Hall Linden, NJ
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Posted October 8, 2008

I love this school the principal and vice principals and teachers are very helpful and available to speak with parents on any issue
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Posted July 17, 2008

i love this school i feel so relaxed in it
—Submitted by a student


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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%

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 66% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
38%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/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 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%
Female49%
Male43%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male64%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special education20%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female40%
Male50%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education43%
General education82%
English language learners42%
Non-migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special education18%
General education58%
English language learners33%
Non-migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education37%
General education69%
English language learners25%
Non-migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former44%
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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48%
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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
Black 43% 16%
Hispanic 38% 22%
White 17% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 66%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Joseph Picaro

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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300 E Henry St
Linden, NJ 07036
Phone: (908) 486-0550

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