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Maxson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 314 students

 

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Posted July 1, 2009

I ahve graduated this year and im so glad im out of that school that school is about making friends fighting and other things education is the last thing on the students mind belive me do not send your child to this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2009

This school isnt all tha great. My teachers are persanally the best but otther wise in would not reccomend this school to any student
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2008

I think this school could use a lot more structure and they need to be consistent. This is my son's third year at this school and he has also had 3 principles. Some of the teachers there really care about the kids but they are few and far between. I think that the staff needs to act more like adults and less like friends of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

i love maxson middle school specilly the teachers because they are so kind!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2006

School really needs a lot of guidance as well as the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2006

I have a child that attends this school and this school has really made her have so much more friends then what she hade at hubbard school. Maxson Middle school is such a remarkable school for any 6-8 grader.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2004

My 3 years at Maxson School was one of the best 3 years I had so far. I felt that my teachers were very helpful and supportive. They helped increase our test scores that increased the schools average in state exams. The principal did her job and made Maxson a better place. I enjoyed the class trips and extracurricular activities that were for the students. Overall Maxson helped me to become the intelligent young lady that i am today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2004

I think, some of Maxson schools teachers display lack of intrest in their students. I have experienced multiple dissappointments with this school. It's unfortunate, I have to attempt to make the best of a bad situation, since I can not afford to send my child to private school. Some of Maxson teachers are in the wrong field, it appears, the gamble on children failing more than excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2004

I am a 8th grade student at Maxson and there is not 11.5 students per teacher and classrooms are over filled and teachers have to even share classrooms.
—Submitted by a 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 66% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
26%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
59%

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

All Students29%
Female33%
Male26%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant29%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former19%

Math

All Students52%
Female50%
Male52%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special education13%
General education71%
English language learners33%
Non-migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former49%
Limited English Proficient Former56%
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 Students25%
Female32%
Male19%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant25%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former27%

Math

All Students27%
Female28%
Male27%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged23%
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former27%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education14%
General education68%
English language learners50%
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students26%
Female29%
Male24%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged29%
Special educationn/a
General education34%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged39%
Special education11%
General education43%
English language learners23%
Non-migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former20%
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
Hispanic 51% 22%
Black 48% 16%
Asian 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 52%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mrs Joi Bethea

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920 E Seventh St
Plainfield, NJ 07062
Phone: (908) 731-4310

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