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Millburn Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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Posted September 10, 2013

Millburn Middle School is phenomenal. Its teachers set a great example and try the best that they can to make us the great people of the future they believe we were born to be. It's an amazing school and Community and everyone is extremely nice. You would be blessed to attend this school.


Posted June 27, 2012

I attended Millbrun Middle School from 1994-1998. I found the course offerings to be very challenging and the student body was composed of a academically motivated diverse student body. There were a number of extracurricular offerings ranging across sports, music, theater, various clubs and other avenues for students to express their interests. I will say, the atheltic facilities were lacking and often sporting practices and contests were held at other venues. All in all, Millburn Middle is a fine instition which sits in a very beautiful and nurturing community of Millburn-Short Hills. I highly endore this school system.


Posted June 21, 2011

I am a parent of a student who is entering the school this September as a six grader. Long before the school start date we had already been invited to an orientation session at the school including discussion of the transition from elementary to middle school, overview of the school, tour-around of the school and many common issues parents/students would encounter. In particular the session on preventing students from drug uses and violences is extremely helpful. The students also got a chance to visit and mingle with their peers at a special weekend party. I know many parents who have kids at the school now and they are very happy about the school and would recommend it to all their friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2010

Overall a very good school. Academic standards increase as the kids progress from 6th grade through 8th grade. Parents are very actively involved in the school. Teacher quality is good in general but there are some teachers who are below the mark. Principal of the school is very good and is doing a great job.


Posted February 13, 2010

My son entered 6th grade this fall and so far we are very happy with his teachers, classes and facilities. The curriculum is good and Edline capability is very useful. The school has a large population, but they work hard to make it work. Dedicated administrators, teachers and parents, just what you'd expect from a great district and town like Millburn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

People rarely brag about a middle school but we have one of the best. Mr. Cahill (principal) really loves this age group and it shows! There are wonderful electives and a top notch group of teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2009

Overrated. What I was most surprised about when my son entered 6th grade is the inconsistencies between teachers all teaching the same grade. We were handed paper handouts for each individual class with very different requirements for each individual class. It was a surprise both that the teachers in the same grade weren't better coordinated and also the lack of use of the school website to post these documents electronically. Overly complex for no reason. Very overcrowded. Very stressed out teachers. Hard to learn in this environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

Millburn Middle School is phenominal. It's teachers set a great example and try the best that they can to make us the great people of the future thay believe we were born to be. It's an amazing school and Community and everyone is extreamly nice. You would be blessed to attend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

MMS is an amazing example of how well dedicated teachers and parents who support the educators and their children can create an enviroment where all children can succeed
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2007

MMS is an excellent school for children in 6-8 grade. Every child is given the same opportunity, with exquisite teacher whom dedicate their time to help you. I really enjoy this school, and feel in a safe environment when I am there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2007

An outstanding school with an exceptionally high level of parent involvement. Teachers are well-credentialed with most if not all having advanced degrees, including many Phd's. Consistently rated amongst the best in the country, with good reason. Serving an very affluent student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

Excellent school. One of my children is a graduate, the other is in 8th grade. School facilities are stretched thin, but excellent teaching and opportunities. Competes with a lot of private schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2005

overrated, parents do most of the work. teachers are tenured bureaucrats.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

There was an article written, I believe in the Independent Press about a lack of funding for technology. There are grants on websites which fund technology in school. It would be a great way to find money other than the raising of taxes. MMS is doing a great job with Middle School age children. Sorry, but I can't offer my time. I have a full time job. But maybe someone else has time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2004

It is a great school. Very competitive. There are good afterschool programs. Unfortunately no sports program is being offered. It is important for a good school to have some sort of sports program that includes major sports that are offered at other surrounding middle schools. Parent- teacher/staff communication system is not very good. drop off and pick up system is poor. I have to drop my child off almost a mile away from my home so that he can walk back to school, which is on the way,to this drop off place! This is done without any given reason.
—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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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92%

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87%

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88%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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91%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students91%
Female91%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education64%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education48%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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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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48%
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26%
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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 75% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25 Old Short Hills Rd
Millburn, NJ 07041
Phone: (973) 379-2600

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