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Red Bank Middle School

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Posted April 2, 2014

My school is the best of all the staff is great my scoolmates They are all that. we learn we have fun we even have Grate HONORS. I can just go on and on about how Grate my school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

I have substituted at RBMS many times. The teachers at this school are extremely talented and work harder with less support than in any other district I have worked in. However, the data speaks for itself. It is not "ridiculously biased" data. It's important for parents to rely on test scores/data to make informed decisions. Perhaps the "parent and educator" who commented on the stellar education that his/her kids are receiving @ the Primary School is a member of the board and is sheltered from the reality of the problems? It saddens me to read that a teacher is using his/her profession to mislead families. My opinions about this school are based on my first-hand experience there, not by my teaching credentials or what the Superintendent tried to get me to buy into. The abrupt departure of the former Superintendent, who "retired" 3 days into the new school year, speaks for itself. This may finally allow for positive changes to be made. There are great teachers at this school, but great teachers can not fix a broken system. It's never too late, but it will take much work.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 15, 2013

Students are 2-3 years behind grade level. Lots of coloring. Nobody seems alarmed. Most concerned parents find a way to send their kids elsewhere if they are able. Board is disengaged, most of them have no kid in the schools. Many parents have given up since nobody shows up at board meetings. The board continued to give total control to the superintendent who always maintained that things are good and getting better. Superintendent micromanaged teachers and forced them to dumb down curriculum to pass kids through that should not pass. Superintendent has resigned, but it's yet to be seen if things will ever get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

We moved to Red Bank for the second half of 8th grade. I cannot comment on the school at large, but the time my child spent there was among the best of his school career. The administration, teachers and kids were welcoming and the curriculum/academic services on par with our prior school - Mendham Middle. The before/after clubs and activities were outstanding, including the tennis program led by community advocate David Prown. There are 16 after school programs to choose from, including martial arts, homework, video production, chess and more. We had a great experience here! I am impressed with the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Laura Morana and the teachers of this school. They are very committed to furthering the educational and personal development of this diverse school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

This school is full of opportunities for students, from a jazz band that plays the local festivals to drama programs to robotics to video production. The teachers and administrators really care about the kids, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

I used to be a student at this school. It was great! The classes weren't too big, the teachers acted like they actually wanted to be there, instead of acting like it was just a job. We had gifted and talented programs, music, art, plays, technology... any and everything you can think of!


Posted May 1, 2007

Excellent diverse athmosphere with proficent school wide procedures. Bravo to its staff and principal!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2006

This school has some very fine programs aimed at elevating achievement, growth potential and exposure to the arts. In addition there are some fine professionals who show enormous committment to the youth. That being said there are many issues that have not been delt with that continue to hold back not only the school, but also the district. One is continuity and execution of a concise plan for recovery by the administration. People come and people go;however, the population of students remains and cannot benefit from stalled efforts to make systematic changes. We would like to see an honest and detailed commitment on the part of staff and administrators to address learning needs, enrichment opportunities, as well as long term planning and instruction. Since this school, as many throughout the country, has experienced major demographic changes in the last decade, there remains to be vast growth potential for racial tolerance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2004

this is a school on the move. a 30 point improvement on state math test, a 15 point move on science. all time high scores. a new administrative team. positive committed teachers. a teachers union that is putting kids first. best kept secret in county.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

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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 59% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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39%

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25%

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31%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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55%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
84%
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 61% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
32%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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 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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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 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%
Female42%
Male36%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant39%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former26%

Math

All Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former33%

Science

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former69%
Limited English Proficient Former70%
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 Students37%
Female37%
Male39%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education42%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female49%
Male62%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Former19%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male28%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special educationn/a
General education28%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female58%
Male68%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male38%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education31%
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 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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
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

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

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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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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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 70% 22%
Black 17% 16%
White 12% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 81%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Maria Iozzi

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101 Harding Road
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: (732) 758-1515

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