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Orange Middle School

Public | 8-9 & ungraded | 35 students

 

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Posted July 15, 2010

orange middle school is the best school i have ever been too. its great there are different communites which give you varities or options i love that school


Posted February 14, 2010

Orange Middle is a pretty ok school. I gave it 4 stars because I think the uniform policy is unfair. Our school is split into 4 communities Preforming Arts 'prodigy hall' which im apart of we have dance, chorus, and drama classes. Then you have Health and sciences, Math tech, and last but not least Visual arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2009

Orange middle school is a fair school and there are many great opportunities there. Of course like any other school there are a few naughty students but never the less it is a good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

Terrible learning enviornment. Teachers are overstressed and overwhelmed and the administrators do nothing. The students who do wish to learn get caught in the middle, not a good place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2007

Orange Middle School is the best middle school I ever went to. The kids there really treat you nice no matter what you are. You could make a lot of friends there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2005

This school is terrible I have not learned anything i hope you read this before you let your child go to this school.At least i wish someone had told my mother before i move up here and got sent to Orange High.
—Submitted by a student


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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 82% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students55%
Female60%
Male50%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students29%
Female31%
Male28%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students41%
Female40%
Male43%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant41%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 73%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Central Ave
Orange, NJ 07050
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