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Jefferson Twp Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 70 students

 
 

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Posted February 28, 2014

This school is amazing the teachers are SO nice and they give out detention. There hib system is good but not as we'll


Posted March 9, 2010

I have been going to JTMS for three years now and I just can NOT wait to get out. First off the teachers teach us absolutly nothing and treat my fellow classmates and I like dogs. The principals don't do crap, all they do is give you a detention or suspension; sometimes it's for nothing. The school has no respect for the children, and we have feelings just like them. The only thing I have learned from this school is to NEVER COME BACK!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

My daughter is currently in the 8th grade and I cant wait until shes out of this school and this district. The principals are very unhelpful, the school is way to eager to hand out detentions and suspensions for the smallest of offenses.They are more focused on rules then actual teaching in this school. They provide no extra help during or after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

As a parent who has experienced the JTMS for the past three years, I have absolutely nothing nice to say about the way the Middle School is run! I thank God every night that my child will be out of the Jefferson school system next year! Thanks for nothing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I have a seventh grader who needs extra help and have found most of the staff rather insensitive. It appears that unless a child is classified, there is very little the teachers are willing to do. The team reports that they will implement various classroom modifications, but these modifications frequently are not carried out. Speaking to administration and the child study team does little good, as they simply recite what they are obligated to do by law. If your child is not a genious or classified, there is a good chance of being left in the dust in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

I have a 6th grader in the middle school currently, and can only speak from my own experience as a parent of a child with behavior problems due to a medical condition. I am in contact with the school constantly and am very involved in my son's academic life at the middle school. I do not feel that teachers in our school, or any other, are trained in the handling of behavior issues, nor do they have any desire to be informed. There are many children with true medical problems that display themselves in bad behavior. Educators need to be understanding and informed, and I do not see that here. Though, I do see alot of zeros, detentions, in school suspension, and refusal of extra help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2004

I find that the 'team' situation is a bad one. All the teams are supposed to be the same. That is so far from the truth. My child had alot more work then the other teams and was graded on material that wasn't even taught yet! It is very political here. If you know someone in the school system, make a call and your child will get on the 'good' team. It's really not fair to everyone else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2004

I have a child in the middle school. I hear so much about kids on drugs there. I think the teachers and staff only focus on the kids with good grades and the others dont matter. They are detention happy. I think teachers need stress evaluations. Its not always the kids. You can make kids unhappy that way. Oh well nothing will be done, can't wait to move from Jefferson, its very political here!
—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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

266 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

294 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education31%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education53%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students72%
Female84%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic81%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education27%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic67%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education32%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
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%
Female94%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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

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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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

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 87% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 1% 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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1000 Weldon Road
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Phone: (973) 697-1980

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