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Linwood Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 64 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2013

Although they teach us valuble things at Linwood they need to double up on the staff because there is just too many fights and to much shanagines on the busses they need a aid not just the camera because what is the point in a camera if the bus driver is not going to use it.


Posted June 14, 2012

My daughter is stepping into her 8th grade in September, and I think the school has a lot to do with her grooming. The teachers are very communicative via the email and also the school Parent's portal and homework portal have helped a lot in making sure parent's are informed about the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2012

They break the law, change documents to support themselves, cops are their daily. Special ed administraton and principals are the worse. teacher have some really good one but not all of them. support staff is not that good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

Linwood has to pay more attention to students that are being bully. More security is needed in the hallways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

This school has been teaching my daughter a lot! Before I have moved her to this school, she was failing all her classes, now Linwood has teached her so much she been getting straight A's!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2009

The students work so hard to receive there highest goal in life!!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2009

i loved linwood.... i couldnt have asked for a better first experience at a middle school...... sadly after 6th grade i had moved..... i have an older brother who also loved linwood he went there for 3 years.... the kids are great and the teachers are wonderful..... they helped me a lot.... and my language arts teacher helped me find my dream job which i am hopping to persue when i get older
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2009

The atmosphere at linwood is always the best there is and can be. I am a student who is going to seventh grade at linwood(LMS) and I love it there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2009

linwood rocks! Linwood is the best! The teachers teach you what you need to know but in a fun way!!!! The teachers are awesome!!!! The lunches are yummy! The trips are fabulous! And the school dances are fun!!! It will be very hard to find another school as excellent as Linwood.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2009

I absolutly love this school its a great inviorment. The teachers and staff are so understanting. We have so many activities to get kids and students working together and we have a great cruiculem. The teaches also try to break things down to make them as understandable as possable. They are sort of tough but this helps a lot. Iv been geting better greades. Dont forget the lunch!!! yummy =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2008

Very happy with Linwood. Pete Clark is awesome, teachers are wonderful and office staff could not be more helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

Such a safe school, a school you can depend on. As a parent of three teens, I depend a lot on this school, and it never let me done once! I recommend this school to all me friends. I recomend the
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Teachers are great, very disciplined school. Great teaching techniques.
—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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

464 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

476 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
Black51%
Asian85%
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Black54%
Asian93%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education28%
General education82%
English language learners17%
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former26%
Limited English Proficient Former36%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black60%
Asian88%
Hispanic44%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black38%
Asian87%
Hispanic32%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male80%
Black77%
Asian96%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education39%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female63%
Male64%
Black46%
Asian95%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Black68%
Asian97%
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education28%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former29%
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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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

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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
Hispanic 28% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 9%
White 24% 51%
Black 21% 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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Brian Brotschul

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25 Linwood Place
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Phone: (732) 289-3602

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