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Renaissance Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 253 students

 
 

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Posted April 13, 2014

The teachers are great and if you have not been in school for a day or two for various reasons they will stay for lunch to help. what i like about this school is that each month we go on a field trip to a place that we learned about. for example, we learned about Hindu people, culture and religion, and Mahatma Gandhi so then we went to a Hindu temple to see people worshiping different gods. After the Temple we also went to a Hindu area where their were Hindu stores. It was very cool! another interesting thing about my school is that we have what its called "intertwined learning" for example if we learn about the American revolution in Social Studies we will have a math problem about how many troupes do the Americans need to have the same amount as the British if the British have 100 and the Americans have 50. My school could improve by making a second building because it is small. we use the room that has a stage when you first walk in you go strait and passed t the doors as the cafeteria, Gym class, and Auditorium.


Posted June 15, 2013

Renaissance is the best middle school in Montclair. Not only are the frequent field incredibly, but the teachers are outstanding!! Renaissance and the teachers encourages individuality. They constantly challenge kids, and make interesting lessons! My kids enjoy waking up in the morning to go to school! Renaissance is a unique school, where the students and the teachers are friends! Renaissance beliefs in project work instead of homework everyday, your child might end up having a lot of cool interesting projects instead of worksheets! Overall, Renaissance is a fantastic place! I am so glad that my family is part of the Renaissance family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

this school is truly a gem in Montclair. The kids are motivated, excited and engaged about the school and, more importantly, learning. Principal is great, teachers are caring. My older nor went to mt. Hebron and had a less than mediocre experience, which did not prepare her for the high school. Not so with renaissance. My younger one will be prepared for the high school after renaissance. She loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

Renaissance is wonderful, the learning is great and the only drawback is that there are no advanced classes and the fact that you learn from others makes up for that. BRAVO!


Posted February 2, 2006

The academic program at Renaissance can't be beat. Arts program is not what this school is about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

My son attended this school and he loved it and he loved the teachers. Mr. G, as they call him had tears in his eyes when the class of 2004 left. My son received A's and B'a for the first time for three years because the teachers were there for the kids and really did their jobs to teach them. Glenfield and Mt. Hebron can not compare in my eyes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

The teachers are great! The students respect them, and they joke around. But, when its time to get work done that's what they do. The music and art program is avergae. It has sports teams, and clubs. Parental involvement can be minimal or maximum.
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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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78%

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81%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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85%

2012

 
 
83%

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86%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
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

All Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education50%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female91%
Male82%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education58%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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 Students83%
Female89%
Male80%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education36%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male78%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education29%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students89%
Female95%
Male81%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education56%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students85%
Female88%
Male81%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education38%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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

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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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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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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 55% 51%
Black 30% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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176 North Fullerton Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 509-5741

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