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Alexander Batcho Intermediate School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 279 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2011

This school has changed greatly over the last 8 years for the better. My hats off to the entire staff and district leadership for turning it around for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

this school is great the teachers have the perfect balnce the kids love them and the principal is very nice and is always around supporting the kids as well as the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

The teachers at ABIS are just the right balance of young energetic to veteran leaders. The principal is tops in my book!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

The staff at ABIS are great people first and wonderful teachers second. They take pride in their students' education and accomplishments. They celebrate their successes and strive for their improvements. If a child has a problem, a parent can go to the teachers and/or principal and receive help with anything, academically or personally. They treat these kids like their own and have genuine concern for them. As a parent, you must educate yourself before your child can get the most from their own education. You don't need to be a scholar, just find out what's expected of them. Ask for clarity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

ABS was an excellent shool, but since the changes in administration and teachers, many of the parents and students have not been as happy as they were before. There are many quailty teachers here that are not being used to the best of their abilities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 18, 2005

This school is the worst public school my son has step into. I think the principal only answer to the calls just because he has no other option. I think this school needs a big change from the principal and teachers way of thinking. they need to encourage students and lift there self esteem. They need to treat students like real people and no like juveniles. They need to keep there students in school and no give them school supension every week. Children can't learn in hostile enviroment and that what this teachers and principal do in this school.
—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 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
47%

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students62%
Female68%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students73%
Female83%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education53%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education26%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education53%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education47%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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

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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 58% 51%
Hispanic 35% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 44%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Michael Magliacano

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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100 North 13th Ave
Manville, NJ 08835
Phone: (908) 231-8521

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