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Copeland Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 30 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2013

I am currently attending Copeland Middle School as an 8th grade student. The teachers are very hardworking and they care about the students in their classrooms. The student's behavior could be better, bullying and cursing are problems. Aside from that, everything about this school is great!


Posted September 7, 2011

I was part of the 2nd graduating class of Copeland, I remember it being one of the best experiences in my life. I am so glad to see it still holds true today. Class of 1971.


Posted September 21, 2010

Wonderful school with great teachers and administrators!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

This is the most organized and efficient school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great school with a great atmosphere... Everything is done to make the students feel like they are a part of something, and that the faculty care about them.


Posted June 9, 2009

Teachers are so committed, principal is great. Both of my kids received an excellent education at Copeland.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

Copeland has exceeded my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the teachers and administration. I agree with the other parents that most of the kids can be rude and/or self centered. But perhaps that happens at all middle schools as mean behavior is usually caused by low self-esteem which is normal for this age. If you run into the problems, the staff and administration are caring, helpful and will enforce discipline as needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2008

I have been involved in many teacher-parent activities. CMS teachers are enthusiastic + most truly like teaching MS students. Children are encouraged to go beyond their groups of friends to explore different activities + clubs. The handbook has clear guidelines for behavior + consequences are enforced. The bus drivers are always in touch with the school using walkie-talkies. If ALL the children actually used their manners all the time, there wouldn't be any problems. But some don't...especially on the bus. Kids at this age tend to pass off unkind remarks as 'just kidding around' + say they 'don't mean it'. I have tried to let my children know that this also happened when I was in MS + HS. Too bad some kids feel they need to put others down. Finding your own friends is important...and making good decisions to associate with people of similar values will assure their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Comparing this school to others I feel it rates considerable better due to its locale and budget. My daughter attends seventh grade and has had success all aspects of her education. I do see the children group into clicks and pass judgement easily on others. Foul langauge is rampant. Bullying does occur even among 'friends'. Girls are especially competive against each other and often seem petty. From observation it appears the mothers are the 'Not My Kid ' type, which unfortunately fuels the childrens bad behavior. The buses are unsupervised and bad behavior btwn the children on the bus hasnt changed since my son attended there four years ago. Overall much of the bad behavior stems from example. The school gets 4 stars and the parents get 1.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

This is school is...ok at best, the kids separte into there own little groups (Jocks, Smart people, and the norms) The teachers aren't that great, either the too strict or blabbler on about stuff we don't need to know. The music program is very nice. If you come to Copeland expect an average school
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

This school is wonderful. I love it! It is very organized and has great teachers. Everybody at this school is very polite and is very friendly. If you come to Copeland, everyday will be a special new experience!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2007

I am currently a student in Copeland Middle School and I think our school is great! I learn something new everyday and the teachers make it fun to learn.I highly recommend Copeland Middle School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 30, 2007

Copeland Middle School is an excellent public school. My third child is now a student here. The instructional and support staff are dedicated to their mission of educating students. The school offers an exceptional fine and performing arts department. Many clubs and after school groups bring students with similar interests together to share their knowledge with each other. The administration is strong and fair with respect to discipline. The physical plant is maintained and clean, and my child's safety has never been a concern. The school is state of the art with modern science labs, a new second gym and a recently added wing to accommodate the growing population. The school sponsors Honor Society so that students are encouraged to work hard and excel, and are recognized for such efforts. An active PTA frequently sponsors Friday night socials so students may gather. My experience with this school has been terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2004

This school is absolutely horrible. Their teachers don't teach the children what they are supposed to be teaching them. They go to school everyday and when they get home I say,'What did you learn today?' She answers everyday,'Nothing,' when she has homework I have to help her almost everyday becuase what she has for homework doesn't have anything to do with what they learned that day. I plan on taking my daughter out of this school anyday now because she isn't learning anyhting and she is learning what she learned in second grade. Just beaware parents you could be sending your children to a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

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 65% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education21%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education43%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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%
Female81%
Male78%
Black85%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female70%
Male74%
Black62%
Asian86%
Hispanic38%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education36%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education68%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
Black58%
Asian93%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education32%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black84%
Asian97%
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education71%
General education99%
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%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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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 74% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 5% 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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Rockaway, NJ 07866
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