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Monroe Township Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2013

It is a very big school with many arts program. Students are always involved and participating is programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2009

I'd like to thank the 7th grade teachers and guidance counsellores for all your wonderful extra attention to my grandson, Brandon Friedman. I understand his grades have improved substantially, as has his attitude. The 7th grade is particulary difficult as kids are starting to become teenagers (hormones running wild). As a team - Brandon's teachers and all the others who joined the team - you were highly effective. This tells me that Applegarh Middle School is the right place to be on all counts. Louise Friedman Brandon's Grandma


Posted June 19, 2008

My son is on Senators a looping team he is in 8th grade. He really likes it, everyone seems like a family there. The school is safe and everyone gets along. The worst thing I heard was a text going around that was going to be a food fight the last week of school. It was accomplished and 10 kids were suspended. But if that's as bad as it gets, I'm ok with that. My son is an honor roll student and gets along with everyone. He did have a few complaints in the beginning about a certain language arts teacher and he wanted to switch teachers. I told him to stick it out because through life we meet all kinds of people like or dislike we have to sometimes deal with them and running away would not solve anything. She warmed up a little and he is ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2006

I found this school quite small... The issue of overcrowding in absolutly a problem in all schools. Otherwise quality of the appearence, staff and PTO are wonderful. I adore the fundraising opportunities and the fact they all go to charity. Sports and physical fitness are weaved into most class lessons and I find it a all-around good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2006

Good School. Great Staff. Good after school activities and sports. The building is somewhat older but it's whats inside that counts.
—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.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

445 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

489 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Black79%
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicity58%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Black95%
Asian99%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicity68%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic87%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic91%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Black93%
Asian96%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Black59%
Asian95%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Black79%
Asian96%
Hispanic89%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
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

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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

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 68% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 4% 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 5%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs Chari Chanley

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1629 Perrineville Road
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: (609) 655-0604

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