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Mc Ginnis Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 41 students

 

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3 reviews of this school


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Posted April 26, 2010

This is a pretty good school people make it seem like its so violent when it really isnt fights here and there who doesnt get n arguments? Teachers really care here most students try hard some ehh not so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2009

Mcginnis is a great school...I have just been there one year and i don't want to go from that school...The teachers the students...Really good people...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

The school had a good staff, great teachers that are always there to help you. Many sports to choose from. Parents are somewhat involved. The school has great security but it does seem crowded at times.
—Submitted by a former student


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 61% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
56%
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 66% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
31%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
53%
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 Students34%
Female39%
Male30%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education47%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant34%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former55%

Math

All Students60%
Female57%
Male63%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education33%
General education73%
English language learners24%
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former28%
Limited English Proficient Former55%
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 Students29%
Female31%
Male27%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education16%
General education59%
English language learners14%
Not migrant45%
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 Students32%
Female35%
Male30%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former21%

Math

All Students25%
Female27%
Male24%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged28%
Special educationn/a
General education32%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former13%
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 Students59%
Female66%
Male54%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education23%
General education75%
English language learners16%
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Former29%

Math

All Students39%
Female39%
Male39%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education15%
General education47%
English language learners17%
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Former24%

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male54%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education24%
General education63%
English language learners25%
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former26%
Limited English Proficient Former29%
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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 92% 22%
Black 6% 16%
White 2% 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 66%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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