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Middle School Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 578 students

 
 

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Posted October 25, 2013

Not a very good school, a majority of the teachers are nice and have great personalities, but honestly the students can be very rude and nasty and this is coming from a 11th grader who went to this school. Some students can be very nice and thoughtful, but during my time here, barley even half the students were respectful. Not to mention the school has very low test scores for the past 5+ years. And lots of kids in this school get picked on. I mean there are only about 5-7 school programs like BTV and stuff. But the school is decently accounted for, and there is a swimming pool there that the kids can use.


Posted May 24, 2011

i love you dakota and quentin :) frm ur cousin lizzyy..... o and btw this school is AWESOME!!!!! :) <3 it.


Posted March 28, 2007

I have to be honest, my daughter began her education in Phillipsburg after attending a prestige Christian school. The curriculum in the school was not challenging enough so basically she took that year off, no studying etc. Her work habits become horrible and she has gone from high honor roll to being average. Along with the sub standard education they have no money in the budget for any sports or specialized programs. If we are so economically depressed then why are my taxes so high and the schools, teachers and children are suffering?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

My oldest son started the Phillipsburg Middle School in seventh grade. He had been attending a local private school. When he arrived at PMS, he found the math was far more rigerous than what he was used to at his old school. The school not only caught him up, but he scored a 1300 on the old SAT at the end of seventh grade! Exellent band, choir, famous published english teacher(s), excellent drama club, strong athletic programs and a strong school spirit! Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2004

I remember the Phillipsburg Middle school when part of it held the preschool students. The middle school students respected the tots and helped them. My daughter attended the preschool and then was a 6th grade student. She found the teachers very open-minded and teachers helped you with studys and your problems. The curriculum for the grade levels helped students to be knowledgable to enter today's life styles. The school staff was very helpful likewise the school board, sometimes they didn't agree but would try to solve your problem. In overall the middle school is a good school and they do treat each student with respect as long as the student shows it in return.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male52%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male71%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
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 Students49%
Female62%
Male41%
Black49%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White53%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant49%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students42%
Female38%
Male44%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
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 Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education23%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students50%
Female45%
Male55%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education18%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education21%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former27%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 52%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Black 16% 16%
Asian 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
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