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Samuel E Shull Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 31 students

 

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Posted August 8, 2014

Despite what people say about this school, it's one of the best. I'm sure many would disagree with me. However, the teachers there are devoted to their students. There is tremendous Shull School pride. For the 2013-2014 School Year also, Standard Operating Procedures were enacted by the new Principal, Michael Heidelberg. This is a great school.


Posted May 27, 2014

WORST SCHOOL EVER do not bring your children to this school so many things happen through the year like bomb threats, gangs, drugs, fights etc. I've been to this school and it was the worst four years of my life. It's not a safe place for education!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

This is a safe school and a friendly environment for your child. Now that they have a new principal this school is safer, more fun, and has a lot of fun activities for your child!!! Shull school is #1!!!! Shull school has no fights,tremendous staff,marvelous students,a extravagant principal and vice principal,and for lunch has a healthy lunch.They have a salad bar and they have a vending machine for children to use in case they get hungry and their teachers let them eat food in class. I love everything about Shull school and I honestly don't think Shull school needs to improve that much the only thing that should improve at this school is the temperature of the classes so make sure to provide your child with a shall school sweater. Thank You that is all folks!!!!


Posted February 28, 2012

the chicken was so very good. the best i have had in so many years.


Posted June 27, 2007

this school is da best.go shull!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I have a 7th grader in this school. He's in the schools GT program. Teacher involvement/level of care is good; for most part. More has to be done about funding and classroom space.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2005

I'm the parent of a 5th grader at Shull School and I am quite disappointed. The Principal has many plans but no money or resources to implement them. The teachers, although qualified, are lacking in drive. The staff seems to possess a general 'it's not my job' mentality. There are plenty of after school and early morning programs but, the school is severely overcrowded. During each lunch period half of the students eat while half play and wait for the lunchroom/auditorium to clear so that they can eat. The school fence is in disrepair and the children hang out of it and jump through it.(It is 6 ft off the ground in some spots.) Parent involvement is minimal, the teachers do not attempt to communicate, and are surprised if you do. It's a shame that it's the only public school for our 5-6th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2004

My child has a great time at this school. He says he is being challenged. Last year, he was in a Catholic School and now that he is in a public school, he says he thinks its harder. Which I think is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2003

I have one child in this school and seems ok with it. It's the only 5-6 grade in the city to go to. Principals are helpful, office adminstration is polite. The school has high standard education, but might not be the best for students level. Low state test scores to prove it. There are 28 students in my childs classroom. Teachers seems to need helper/assistants so that the students can achieve. More parent/teacher/adminstration involvement needed. The school needs more helpers in the morning and afterschool programs.


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.

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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 61% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
42%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

361 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

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 Students33%
Female42%
Male24%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Special education13%
General education39%
English language learners17%
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former17%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education35%
General education65%
English language learners17%
Not migrant55%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former17%
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 Students39%
Female43%
Male34%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Special educationn/a
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female70%
Male59%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special education25%
General education75%
English language learners16%
Not migrant65%
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 Students35%
Female41%
Male28%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education41%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former18%

Math

All Students35%
Female38%
Male33%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Special educationn/a
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former18%
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 Students56%
Female69%
Male43%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special education22%
General education64%
English language learners39%
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former34%
Limited English Proficient Former22%

Math

All Students30%
Female33%
Male28%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant30%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former12%

Science

All Students50%
Female54%
Male46%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged51%
Special education17%
General education60%
English language learners20%
Not migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former19%
Limited English Proficient Former17%
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
Hispanic 86% 22%
Black 10% 16%
White 4% 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 67%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Michael Heidelberg

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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380 Hall Avenue
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