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Park Middle School

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Posted June 7, 2013

Park Middle School is a great school, but some of the kids there like to harass and bother other kids. The school administration hands are so tied there's really not much they can do to stop these pests. So if your child is being harassed or bothered , the school will do their best to stop the situation from continuing, but chances are the pests wouldn't stop, so be prepared for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2009

Park is an excellent school with a very nurturing staff.Thier constant communication with me constantly is unmatched ! My son graduated this year and I will miss them dearly. The curriculum and extra curricular activities are superior. The principals are zero tolerance when it comes to the safety and well being of their students, I appreciate that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

I believe that park had many qualities and many extracurricular activities and many students are having fun and learning at the same time which is very good because a student should learn hard and have fun too. They have many activities for those who love any of the sports that they are comfortable with. They know right from wrong most of the time and their are many flyers that defiantly get parents involved and it shows that the school is showing that we can get involved with our students and know what our child or children are doing and how well they are doing and expressing their feelings in pieces and some that are very written well and it looks as though they are experienced and have done this for a long time when they have only been doing it for maybe 3 weeks which shows how well our teachers teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2004

Park Middle School has a wonderful faculty, staff, and administration. The children seem happy going to school. Parent involvement is welcomed and encouraged. School building and grounds are clean and have had several improvments in the last few years. They have an informative updated website.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2004

Park got a bad rep due to inapproriate behave by a couple of students. The teachers are so into their kids and they should be commended.
—Submitted by a parent


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 61% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black52%
Asian91%
Hispanic39%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education32%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black83%
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female85%
Male83%
Black59%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education39%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Black78%
Asian95%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education54%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black72%
Asian94%
Hispanic86%
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black59%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education54%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female98%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian91%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian96%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education23%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Male87%
Black82%
Asian95%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

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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48%
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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 72% 51%
Black 12% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hispanic 7% 22%
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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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580 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 322-4445

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