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Carl Sandburg Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1182 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 22, 2013

My school is awesome I am mad is the last year here.I had such fn and the teachers Are CARING! I really love this school and I made such good friends.In this school there are so many Groups you can join and be creative with. Officially love music and the music teacher she is amazing.The students themselves end up with a great education if you are looking for a great school in Nj oldbridge COME TO THIS ONE. ~a wonderful student from this school


Posted June 17, 2013

A good school for kid to attend and has absolutely no flaws is the best thing since indoor plumbing


Posted September 28, 2009

So far so good! Excellent staff, and Principal. They make learning FUN! My son can't wait for school - diferent child when was in a private school here in Old Bridge. Parents do not waste your money - send them to this school instead. Go to the parent/child orentation for in coming 5th graders - it will have you sold!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

It's my son's first year in Sandburg, and he loves it. He made more friends and academically he's in good standing. Thank you for all the staff for the warm welcome you gave the 6th graders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2009

This school has a great principal and 2 great vice principals
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

I feel that Sandburg really is a excellent school, forit's great staff, and teachers. Also on how they respect the students and parents in a very good manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I love sandburg! there are sooo many things to do and the teachers care
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

Love Sandburg some great teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2007

This school is big, very big. However, it is run very well by teachers who really care about the kids. We are enjoying all this school has to offer. There are many activities for the kids. My 6th grader loves it. Go Cougars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

Carl Sandburg is a great school, the Principal is awesome (he seems to really cares for his students) and his staff is just as good. The only thing I would love to see is the school raising the standard and really challenge the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

Its a great school. I love it! Im soo glad I go to this school. My teachers are great andd theres so many activities
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2007

This school has many choices of activties, although I have complants (most students do) I believe that the over-all school is nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2006

greatest school ever. Ever sinced i moved, i always wanted to go back. I love that school, and would go back to see my old pals anyday
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2005

Its a great school and my kids love it there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2005

This school is a mixture of many different student types, although the majority is made of competitive high-achievers. The teachers here are competetent and well-liked, and the students enjoy the extracurricular activities. There is a terrific variety of all sorts of clubs, and there is something for every type of student here. Parent involvement is very high, and though the curriculum is a bit under my standard, it is very well-rounded and taught well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2004

My Children and I loved this school!
—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.

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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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

407 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

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 Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Black53%
Asian74%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black50%
Asian84%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education27%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former71%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male68%
Black64%
Asian85%
Hispanic72%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female69%
Male58%
Black51%
Asian77%
Hispanic48%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black84%
Asian86%
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education26%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
Black68%
Asian85%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education16%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former82%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Black84%
Asian92%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education30%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former55%
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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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
White 58% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 9%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Black 10% 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 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3439 Route 516
Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 360-0505

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