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North Arlington Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 357 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 28, 2014

Students not doing homeworks parents cheking portal and finding kids not doing homeworks project etc...kids not properly in disciple at the school and no responsibl e. teaching to kids.as a mom I asked my 7grader son..why you didn't home works why you didn't projects ..he mean it teachers doesn't care..and as a mom I understand if the schooll not giving right educations kids failing and depressing..changing their personalitys and their failurs causing lies to parents......sincerely....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

Principal needs to learn how to work with parents so they can make sure there are safeguards in place for a child with a disability. Family's need to let them know the experiences they have gone through with this principal and his willingness to work with parents to ensured the child gets an appropriate education for the child's unique disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2010

This school does a lot for the money they get. The teacher are one of the lowest paid in Bergen County. The teachers that are there really care or they would leave and go to neighboring towns and make $10,000 more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

the principal is alright not that great. but the kids there are very friendly and our tests grades are actually pretty good. and some of the students dont participate thats not the teachers fault but some of the teachers cannot teach well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2007

Horrible administration, completely disconnected from the children. A few exceptions, but overall, the principal has no control over the kids and lacks leadership. The students are barely passing the standardized test. For the taxes that go into this town, there's no reason why this town isn't up to par with the rest of the County.
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students68%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education60%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former73%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special education36%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female79%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education27%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
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%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female86%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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

Below 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 63% 51%
Hispanic 31% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
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 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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45 Beech Street
No Arlington, NJ 07032
Phone: (201) 955-5265

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