Samuel E Shull Middle School

1/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
20
Grades
5-8 & Ungraded
Students
1,432
Type
Public
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Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


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Math
18%
State avg: 37%
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English
33%
State avg: 51%
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Algebra I
96%
State avg: 36%
2/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


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Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
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Hispanic
87%
Black
9%
White
3%
Asian
<1%
Two or more races
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
14 :1
State avg: 12 :1
Students per counselor
344 :1
State avg: 419 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
12%
State avg: 11%
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20 Reviews
3 out of 5 stars
5 3
4 0
3 5
2 1
1 4
Neighborhood
380 Hall Avenue
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
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Last modified: May 24, 2017
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