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Penns Grove Middle School

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Posted August 24, 2010

My daughter attended 7th grade at PennsGrove Middle school. This is one of the worst schools I have ever seen. The kids make the teacher's cry on a daily basis. Extra curricular classes such as sewing, etc. are cancelled so that the kids can learn how to behave and respect adults. That is the parents job to teach their kids respect! There should be a no tolerance policy for the bad behavior of these kids. They should be expelled so that the kids that want to learn can. My daughter was also enrolled in an extra help program for after school and her grades dropped as a result because the instructors are letting the kids socialize instead of helping them. I would not recommend this school to anyone.
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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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
71%
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 Students36%
Female43%
Male30%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female71%
Male64%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
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 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 Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Female30%
Male31%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
White45%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education37%
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 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 Students51%
Female65%
Male40%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female56%
Male38%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Black 38% 16%
White 33% 51%
Hispanic 28% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 67%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Jean Spinelli

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351 Maple Avenue
Penns Grove, NJ 08069
Phone: (856) 299-0576

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