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Buena Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 21 students

 

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Posted April 13, 2011

My other child is in Edgarton (Newfield) now. I was not to happy with are kids being transferred at first because Edgarton was great, but I now believe our school board made a very good decision and I am happy the younger child will not be subject to the New Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

its a great school with qualified teachers and it is certainly not a 4 out of 10. i am a student of that school so i would know. it is the greatest school in atlantic county. i personally would give Cleary Middle School a 10 out of 10. Take the advice from an actual student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2009

My child has attended Cleary for the last three years and has done very well. All schools have issues but I must say Mr. Nelson is one of the most hands on caring pricipals I have ever known. He feels these children are our future(rightly so) and does everything he can to keep them on track. Great staff, great community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

this school is great! the teachers are wonderful, and the principal is just amazing. i've learned a lot. the only thing i dislike is the food. some work is hard, but most is easy. they split you up into classes, depending on your knowledge
—Submitted by a student


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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
61%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students52%
Female59%
Male47%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special education15%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education37%
General education91%
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 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 Students58%
Female65%
Male52%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Special education22%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education25%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male72%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female61%
Male72%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
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

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

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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 55% 51%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Black 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 50%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Karen Santoro

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175 Weymouth Rd
Minotola, NJ 08341
Phone: (856) 697-0100

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