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Pond Road Middle School

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Posted August 1, 2014

Okay so the academics here are the school are not challenging. Actually quite boring. Individual growth is not emphasized. Competition is generated between the individual students themselves. Some teachers are fabulous and totally understand you, but others....lack basic knowledge. This is mostly a sports-focused school and academic extra curriculars get little attention. You're usually not popular if you don't do a sport. There's not a lot of fights or violence. There is bullying but action is taken very swiftly against it. But the kids here remain in the "Robbinsville bubble" where everyone gets what they want and know little about the outside world, where they get overwhelmed by competition. I would say that coming here is worth it if you get a good house and if you're okay with average academics and top-notch sports.


Posted April 20, 2013

I love this school the teachers are great and by 8th grade you have a bond with all of them and they're just not your teachers but mentors and people that you can talk to. Also, the sports are great and they have so many activities that you can do. So, this school is great for everyone any race or personality or culture you will always find someone that will adore you. they can improve by having more class choice some of the classes are not challenging.


Posted May 26, 2012

I forgot to say everything you learn here is very reptive and boring. We learn the same thing every year except with a tiny bit of detail.. IF your child likes to be challenged like me, send him or her to some other school.


Posted February 18, 2012

We moved to Robbinsville from Westchester, NY because we thought we could get the best of both worlds: large house and land in an excellent school district. We couldn't have been more wrong: last year I-95 extended almost into our backyard, while the middle school decided to turn a blind eye to our pleas for protecting our kids from bullies. We are sending our children to a private school now and they are happy, but we end up paying an exorbitant amount of money between the very high property and school taxes and private school tuition, which will not be sustainable in the long term.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

I had very sad experiences with both my kids in Pond Road Middle School. My son was bullied by kids on the bus and by the bus driver and no measures were taken. I started driving him to school. When the bullying spread into school hours, my son stopped sleeping and eating and eventually a latent tachycardia became acute to the point when at least once a week I would be called from work to pick him up because his heartbeat would not come down from 220/min. They refused to put him on a 504 plan, but kept giving him 0/100 for work not delivered on time. He happens to be gifted, so with the A's in classwork he managed to pass the grade. After his heart surgery in June 2011 we moved him to a wonderful private school, where he excels in a caring environment. At the beginning of 6th grade in September, my daughter started to be bullied too - when we asked for an investigation we were told that it wasn't needed because the alleged bullies argued that it was my daughter bulling them. Needless to say, the day after we were told there would not be an investigation, my daughter joined her brother in the private school. Nobody from Pond ever asked me why was I moving her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

The school is very well organized and my child loves it here! The school academics are excellent and staff is caring and responsive. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2010

My son just finished the 4th grade at this school and it was the best school year my family has ever expirienced (I have two older children). My son is sad that school is over this year! This sounds a bit over the top, but we have felt all year that our son's teachers were always there for him and provided a great caring learning situation for him. He had a tremendous year and we could not be happier. The atmosphere at the school is positive and set up for children to succeed in. The kids come from families that work hard from blue collar to white collar, and a healthy type of competition exists. Even so the children are well behaved and respectful to each other. Good kids get positive attention from other students and bad behavior is not looked at by the other kids as "cool".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

This is my child s first year in Poad Road School. The teachers are great, a good over all academic program and the students friendly..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

i love my school!!! im going into 7th grade and i love all the sports programs and activities. i have tons of friends here and so will ur kids
—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.

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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 59% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

226 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female98%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education41%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education77%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students79%
Female90%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education27%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black77%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
Black62%
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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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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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48%
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26%
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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
White 76% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 9%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 Pond Road
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
Phone: (609) 632-0940

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