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Mt Pleasant Middle School

Public | 6 & ungraded | 5 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2012

I feel the program offered by Mount Pleasant Middle School is really Excellent! Lot's of learning opportunity besides the standard of Math, Science, English, Social Study and Gym, there's General Music class offered for kids who didn't have chance to learn privately; for kids who pick band or orchestra with instrument, gets group lesson once a week and the band/ orchestra performs really well ! Their art class is rotated with 4 different aspects which will lead kids and their parents to open up their eyes of what their kids can learn from a public school. Personally, I am very impressed with the quality of the teachers and the content they learn from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2012

I hated this school. Because of the disgusting, rude students, there, I hated it. Every day I was bullied, cursed at, and made fun of. This school is not diverse in terms of culture and race, and the students here are spoiled beyond belief. Everywhere you go, someone s talking about their new phones, Juicy Couture jeans, or whatever. There are academic sides: Either you re an excellent student, or you could really care less about your schoolwork. However, there was staff I loved: Mr. Espinoza, the assistant principal. He was not afraid to bring in students and discipline them. I also loved Mrs. Steckert, the English teacher for Team 4. She was really funny and nice, but also honest and at some times that would hurt your feelings but other times you d love her. She was an inspiring teacher, who always encouraged you. Academic-wise, this school was good. I learned a lot, but I found when I transferred to private school, I was a little off. My math teacher at MP had it out for me, and was unwilling to give proper help. Almost every day, students were lined up waiting to get help because they didn t understand the material in class.


Posted October 29, 2007

Mount Pleasant is a great school, that meets all the standards (and above) of excellence. I feel that it is a great choice for a school, and the faculty is absolutely lovely. It is a happy cheerful school, with advanced academic goals. There are many free time activities to sign up for, and the caliber of the people who send their children there is very high. This school is very high class, and I think there is nothing more to say, I am amazed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

As a past student from this school I thought that the teachers really weren't there for teaching and that all they wanted to do was talk to other teachers. I felt that the teachers didn't have control of their classes and that the students had no respect for their teachers or peers. The students were rude, mean, disrespectful, and unfriendly to other students and peers. I do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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83%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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92%

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89%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
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.

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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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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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 68% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 24% 9%
Black 4% 16%
Hispanic 3% 22%
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 1%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Livingston, NJ 07039
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