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Von E Mauger Middle School

Public | 4-8 & ungraded | 35 students

 
 

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Posted March 17, 2014

I am a student of Von E Mauger middle school. Please do your child a favor and don't send him/her to mauger. This school is probably the cheapest school in the country. The school lunches they serve are incredibly terrible and there's no air conditioning; let alone students can't even drink from a water bottle with the exception if the temperature is 95 degrees ferenheit. The staff members are also terrible. Please do the favor and send your child to another school Yours honestly, KLM


Posted October 25, 2012

I read many of the reviewed here including the one from the teacher saying....that "they cared"....yes, I do believe a "handful" of you do care....but then you have the ones that don't, but then again, that comes with any school district...I have a son in high school in his junior year who was part of the 504 program and teachers cared about him like there was "no tomorrow", when it came to my youngest son, they sat in the meeting...like" why are we here"....kinda attitude!....I suppose they were like that in 2011 because of all Chris Christie cutbacks....at least, that is the impression I got. I did not grow up here in Middlesex, my husband of almost 50 years old did....I am not very "fond" of the Middlesex school system at all! Sorry, but that is how I feel....my youngest is in 8th grade, he is not a trouble maker, but is a "social butterfly"....I have been very fair parent when it came to comments the teachers have made and never said..I had the perfect child....the principal is a very, very kind gentleman and I adore him.....it's not him...so to speak....it's the ..."system"....having a middle school go from 4th-8th is not a good idea....there are ways to rearrange the system
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Both my children have gone there. I truly believe they are ther to support the students and educate them the best they can even with all the recent budget cuts
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2010

My experience with this mediocre elementary school was horrific to say the least. Both of my children now attend Immacullata High School which is not only far more superior when it comes to education, but also the environment is disciplined. My biggest complaint about this school..... NO DISCIPLINE! On several occasions I entered this school to retrieve my children only to see hallways cluttered with papers and books. The staff doesn't seem to care that the students leave their books all over the halls. As I walked down the hallway I noticed wall locker after wall locker over flowing from top to bottom with garbage and clothes to the point where they can't even be closed! The students seem to be running wild in this school. There is no visible form of order, and the staff appears more concerned with being the students friends, rather than being the educators and disciplinarians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2010

This year was my first experience at Mauger, as my oldest is in fourth grade. The elementary school teachers (Hazelwood) try to scare you and say that the teachers don't care as much and it's a big school. That was not my experience at all! The principal, Mr. Heidt is down to earth, approachable and really seems to care about all of the kids. He interacts with them at their level, he doesn't talk down to them and he has complete control; the kids really seem to respect him. My child has Ms. Scheller and Mrs. Morgan this year. I can not say enough wonderful things about Ms. Scheller. She is a fun teacher that is very creative and really teaches the kids grammar, poetry, writing, literary discussion. I have seen an incredible improvement in my child due to Ms. Scheller's diligence in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I am a student and throughout my experience I find that in many circumstances that the faculty or school officials are very discrimative. My brother has always been denied a.p classes even with perfect scores. I also find that some teachers choose favorites and lower standerds for those favorites. I've also encountered teachers who deducted points foe having a paper that was 'too long' with no set maxinium amount.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2007

My daughter is will be in 6th grade this year.I could'nt be happier that she is a student here. She has blossomed academically and intellectually. The teachers are awesome especially Mr. T who encouraged his student to excel in anything they do. hopefully some of the teachers will learn from him..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2006

I attended Mauger as a child, at that time it was 6th - 8th. My oldest just graduated 8th and my youngest is due to start 4th there in the fall. We are currently looking to move, due to this school. There are a few good teachers, but a few too many bad ones. The school is grossly under staffed and over crowded. Behind on academics, the after school program seems to be getting a little better. The principals run it more like a juvenille hall then a school. But the BOE will continue to ignore the problem and will never admit to making a mistake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

The Middlesex Board fo Ed had better wake up soon! The children are out of control and the curriculum is horrendous. They are more worried about now to not pay to help the children rather than pay for them and make them sucessful, independant children with high self esteem - and as educators isn't what they are paid to do? The majority of the teachers walk out the door at 3:15 and don't look back. It's a shame that as parents we have to request teachers at every grade since we all know who the ones are that will not help and won't be there to boost the children up. In each grade we have teachers who care, but there aren't enough of them and thanks to tenure they stay. We also don't do enough to keep the non-resident kids out of the system. It's time to wake up folks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2004

I think that the school district in general needs to pay attention to their children's educational needs. It took me nearly four years and the hiring of an attorney to get my children tested for learning problems and it was only after I became really aggressive that my children received the help and services they needed. I believe this was due to the fact that they did not want to spend money and all I have to say is that is a miserable excuse for allowing any child to fail or become so frustrated they quit. Finally both of my children are classified (they are twins) and are doing much better in school. The team teaching they are provided is a better level of education and I can see they are finally moving ahead. The teachers the girls have are wonderful and are doing a magnificent. It was a tough fight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

I will be graduating from this school monday night and I dont like this school now more then ever! The board does not take care of this school! It is hotter inside then outside, this could be a medical problem! I would say that Mr. Coowen is the first good thing done by the school! He is the nicest principal I have ever had! He talks to students as people, and he understands our world, and vocabulary. I just wish i had him when I came to this school. I also think that gym is the worst subject. The girls have to play 'softball' on the soccer field, and when the boys need a new ball they make the girls play kickball! We have many girls who play sports and I find this sexist, rude, and unfair!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2004

I will be graduating from this school I have honestly have to say that I hate this school. There are a few students which make me feel unsafe, and others are very rude. I do think the new principal is great! I find the gym teacher to be sexist and unfair. For instance, girls have to play kickball on the bumpy dirt while the boys play baseball on the field; and then brake the only balls we have. Rules for sports make the games boring! Many girls are talented athlets and none of this is fair! I also think that the extracurricular activities are limited. We should have things that could help us for college(photography, cooking, creative writing, etc.).
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

This school is quite intresting I've attended for 4 years so far and I must say the nurse isn't wonderful and the neither are some of the teachers the principals are doing their best and I believe thats it's working except that some students are favored.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2003

The teachers are excellent. They care about the children and work with them to succeed. The female principal is awful. She has no vision for the school, cannot comunicate effectively to parents, teachers or children. She does not solve problems, but creates them. THe teachers hold this school together!
—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 59% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
99%
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 61% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male66%
Black40%
Asian58%
Hispanic63%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education62%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Black53%
Asian92%
Hispanic81%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education77%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Black80%
Asian92%
Hispanic95%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education89%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male67%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education36%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special education23%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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.

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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%
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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 64% 51%
Hispanic 23% 22%
Black 7% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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