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Jonas Salk Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted February 28, 2014

My daughter started Salk last year and I have to say it has been amazing. The principals teachers and staff really do an exceptional job. Looking forward to the next 2 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter recently started attending Jonas Salk. So far the experience has been good. The administration and PTA care a great deal about the school and the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I am the P.T.A. President for our school and has been an honor to be part of a great teem that works so well with each other. Our Admiration works so hard to benefit our children in the most positive way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Jonas Salk Middle School is an excellent school. My two children have excelled and the teachers and staff have been fantastic. There are many clubs and opportunities to get involved. I would like to give some Shout Outs to some of the outstanding faculty, Principal William Rezes, Music Teacher Mrs. Hilfman, Social Studies Teacher Mr. Garrison and Ms. Reilly, Math Teachers Ms. Chin and Ms. Whitford and LAL Teachers Ms. Filosa and Ms. Jorda. They are only some of the great mentors that have made huge impacts on my childrens lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Salk is a wonderful middle school. From the administration, to the teachers, to everyone involved in my child's life, they are there every step of the way. I have been a part of this school, involved with the PTA for the past 2 years and with just 1 more year to go, I have to say that I am sad to leave it all behind. This school has been an amazing stepping stone in my child's life and I have to say that it has helped shape him into a bright young man, very eager to start the next chapter in his life, high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2010

I have been at Jonas Salk for only two years but I have been in education for a total of 12 years and I have to say that the people that work there really do care about their students, parents, fellow teachers & administrators, custodians, aides, and anyone else that works there. It truly feels like a family and everyone is extremely positive even through these bleak times. I also live in town and from a parents perspective I could only be so lucky for my son to attend such a great public school. Everyone who works there should be proud of the impact they have on all the people that enter the doors of Jonas Salk Middle School. As an educator I'm truly inspired to be working with such a great group of people.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2010

This is for the new 6th graders: This is my first year here and i love it! u make a ton of new friends and the teachers r so nice. there's also a ton of after school activities like band, softball, color guard, and a ton of others. don't believe in all of the scary stories ur brothers and sisters may have told u. Salk is the best. How strong?! Salk strong!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2009

this school overall, is great. the teachers r nice. they keep it safe. they hav alot of sports and alot more!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

My son is in 8th grade - Salk has been a wonderful stepping stone for him. All his teachers have gone the extra mile to help him if needed. The administration has been helpful in all aspects of my son's education at Salk. We will be sorry to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2008

This school strives to do better. With a solid foundation of veteran teachers, the staff volunteer their time and help out above and beyond what is required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

I have a child in 6th and so far I am very happy with the schools academics, teacher/principal involvement, extra curricular activities, and much more. And my child LOVES going to school as well as She is doing better in all subjects then she ever has!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2005

This school is horrendous, teacher involvement with students is horrible. The substitutes hired do not know how to teach. The teachers do not even check for completed homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2004

This school is great. My daughter is thriving. She came from a private school last year (6th) and adjusted very well. The teachers are very responsive. The administration is on top of everything and very fair in their treatment of the students. The office staff could use a bit of interpersonal skills training. The curriculum is challenging. Afterschool activities are many. The students have a chance to expand their knowledge and their social skill.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

362 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male65%
Black55%
Asian75%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Black60%
Asian84%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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 Students78%
Female87%
Male69%
Black73%
Asian88%
Hispanic67%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education27%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Black67%
Asian76%
Hispanic67%
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education27%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students91%
Female94%
Male88%
Black67%
Asian98%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education58%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male72%
Black56%
Asian92%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education19%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Black83%
Asian98%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education46%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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
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

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 71% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Black 7% 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 20%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: (732) 360-4519

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