The school seems to have homogeneous grouping in classes which is effective in allowing teachers to maximize instruction without having to diversify the instruction for students with one class in a given period. Since the students grouped with like ability students, the teachers can better forcus instruction in more effective ways.
The teachers foster independence in the students and present a curriculum that is challenging, but not overwhelming. Both my children are in the honors math programs and their success is reflected in their test scores. The teachers are providing assignments to prepare them them for high school and beyond in all subject areas.
The teachers send remind notices and have eboards with information posted. Expectations are for all students to complete homework on time for credit, but are understanding if extenuating circumstances arise.
The teachers have a set curriculum and do not baby the students. They communicate with parents and are fair with the students; they do not allow the students and parents to manipulate administration and teachers, yet the teachers and administration listen and professionally resolve any concerns that arise. Academics are a priority over sports at Clearview, whereas another area middle school makes sports the priority, to the point that the curriculum suffers in this other school district. If you are making a choice between districts in the 08062 zip code, choose the Clearview School District. I base my review upon personal experience and knowledge of both districts.
Their constant contact with the parents & having a good, solid relationship between the parents & child together helps build confidence & security. Because of there being no stress, each student is more able to focus on their work. The "work" is fun learning, at least in my opinion based on my sons experiences.
Positive reinforcement is always issued to a student for their behavior & their work. Even if they've done wrong, the matter is handled with respect & integrity. Treating a person with respect helps them to learn how to treat others with respect.
Each staff member of this school is attentive to the needs of each and every student. They teach them so well that you not only have smart children, you have confident young men & women going out into the world, able to depend on themselves.