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Maplewood Middle School

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Posted May 14, 2011

A diverse and caring school in an exciting district, Maplewood Middle School provides a well rounded education for students of all abilities and interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

MMS is the rare case of a great middle school that balances an enthusiastic, caring environment with high academic standards. The teacher s and counselors have been carefully selected: they truly love teaching kids of this age, and it shows. They are smart, encouraging, and get the most from their students, who are well prepared for honors/AP level classes in high school. BTW, the music and art programs are extraordinary as well. A rare gem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

I am a new student at mms and am really enjoying it. The curricular may be challenging but once you get a custom to the procedure you realize that its really just how much effort you put in. I would definetley recommend this school. I luv mms
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2008

MMS is a great school!I graduated from there last year,and overall....it's just great!All of teachers care about their students and make sure they get good grades and have the highest confidence in themselves to take with them out of middle school and in to high school and so on.MMS really helped me from when I first entered in 7th grade.I dont think I was ever as sad to see something end.If I could rewind the heads of time and start at the first day of 7th grade again,I would.GO MMS!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2005

We are new to the town and district, an untraditional family with a 7th grade son. We have no real complaints about the middle school, the staff set high standards, there are also high expected levels of behavior. The guidance staff has been WONDERFUL and our child seems happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2005

Maplewood Middle does about as good a job with middle school years as any school I've seen. The principal is dedicated as well as the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

This was a disapointment to my family. There is a wonderful music program but not a great education. The test grades are okay. The teachers need to make learning fun because when the students come from elementry to middle school their grades drop!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2004

Maplewood Middle is an exemplary school. All my children have gone and graduated from there. The education atmosphere is amazing and I have witnessed miracles under the administration
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

Maplewood Middle School is a great school.The Teachers quality and Principal leadership make for a good place for kids to learn.
—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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male72%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education47%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education45%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male75%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education32%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students85%
Female88%
Male83%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students86%
Female87%
Male86%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
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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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 48% 51%
Black 42% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Jeffrey Truppo

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7 Burnett St
Maplewood, NJ 07040
Phone: (973) 378-7660

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