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4-8 & Ungraded
Middlesex, NJ
Students enrolled: 796

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Fisher Avenue
Middlesex, NJ 08846

(732) 317-6000
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January 28, 2015
Up until 4th grade the Middlesex schools are great. Then you find out the truth and how your kids are just another number. Mauger is one of the reasons my wife and I decided to leave town. We have a 6th grader who has been in the school for 2 yrs and 4th grader who is in first year. The first child was messed around with and had all classes switched around the morning of the first day of middle school. Like it wasn't stressful enough to begin with. She was given a dinosaur for a teacher who phoned in his job until he retired on the last day of school. Also to top it off her other teacher left abruptly 2 months into the school year and she was left with a sub for the rest of the year. The second child started the year with a sub who had no idea what was going on. When the real teacher came back from 3 months leave her other class teacher decided to retire abruptly in the middle of the school year. Both kids have continuity problems with teachers and also disruptive kids in their classes bothering the students. That's can be expected when using substitutes as replacements for full timers. Needless to say this school is poorly run and is not getting better.

- submitted by a parent

December 23, 2014
This school is really disappointing and is definitely below average. It's like the boring schools you see on TV. Not recommended.

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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

- submitted by a community member

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

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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

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September 03, 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.

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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.

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March 04, 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

August 04, 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

July 06, 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

November 06, 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

October 07, 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.

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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

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

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

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
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Von E Mauger Middle School
Fisher Avenue, Middlesex, NJ  08846
(732) 317-6000
Last modified Von E Mauger Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Von E Mauger Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top