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Orchard Valley Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 13, 2014

I was unfortunately let down by this school. They failed to place my daughter in appropriate classes at the start of the year so my child and my family struggled with her all year long. Not to mention we showed mr. Gregor ( the current principal ) threatening texts that another child was going to beat my child up and we had PHYSICAL PROOF of this in which he saw and then sent us a letter stating after investigation he decided NO BULLYING TOOK PLACE. I'm not at all impressed with this school, in any way shape or form what so ever. I had 4 children go through this school system . I moved here from collingswood specifically because of the high rating of the schools and I wish I NEVER did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

this school is wonderful right now my daughter has straight a's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2004

This is the best school. It's fun and it has a ton of great teachers. The teacher's make the learning fun. Which makes going to school fun. You will never have a boring day at Orchard Valley Middle School.
—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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education24%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education33%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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%
Female84%
Male75%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
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 Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black73%
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education51%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female70%
Male76%
Black50%
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education31%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Black55%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education57%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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%
Black 11% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 2% 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 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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238 Pitman Downer Rd
Sewell, NJ 08080
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