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Ann A Mullen Middle School

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Posted November 7, 2013

Sports are wonderful.Everything else is terrible teachers pick favorites and there is no discipline. There is mold in the school , so bad that they had to shut some classrooms down. Teachers are caring but they can only do so much.Lots of fights and other bad and inappropriate things.


Posted April 28, 2010

I can't say enough about the special eduation program at Mullen. They have been so suportive of my child that he actually made the honor roll......The regular teachers are good too but for me it was about the special ed teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Outstanding in every way! a special thanks to principal acerba and vice principal caesar.


Posted February 1, 2009

Well... the academics are okay, inspiring, even. But, the behavioral consequences and discipline are not. I must say that the students disregard the consequences of rule breaking. Very unsatisfactory.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2009

I have to kids in this school.7TH and 8th and both my kids love it.They look forward to going to school every today. thanks to all the staff at ann mullen you guys are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

I read these reviews and im very dissapointed. i thought mullen was a great school. the teaching was fine. And im just an averge student i got A's B's and C's. Sure the teachers can be hard sometimes but really this is a great school. i learned alot at this school. and i really miss it. i hate everyday i was there but now i wish i could go back
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2008

I've had 4 children though this school and each wee very prepared for high school. Although happy wiht the faculty, administration has to be more accessible and less tolerant of actions in the school. I do not believe in passive disapline and I think this school's administration is too tolerant before disapline actions are enforced. Teacher involvemnt is clearly evident for the students. And there many activited that are encouraged. Ann Mullen is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

Mullen is an amazing middle school. It has improved significantly since the new principal came in. This year, the school introduced the block scheduling concept which is wonderful for all the kids to have. It really does work! I can say that this school is getting better every day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

I am currently a student in 7th grade at Ann A. Mullen Middle School, and I have to say, it is an excellent school filled with excellent teachers, it may seem tough at first, but once you get used to it, it becomes very easy, it was so hard in the begining of the year, but by the third month, i was passing tests with flying colors. The principle is very nice, and all the teachers help to make the school safe. Recommended Teachers 7 grade ------- Mrs.Hoskins(LAL)Very nice, she helps you study and makes the class much more fun by interpreting it into games and other fun activities, also allows children to write in a journal where they can express their feelings Mrs.Gonzalez(Pre-Algebra)-Very nice, teaches in a matter where its easy to learn.Gives lots of help if your lost,always allows you to stay after. 6 grade ------- Mrs.Doyle(Math/Pre-Algebra)Makes the class fun with games and activities,gives after school help!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

My son has been attending Ann Mullen for two years,7th and now 8th grade. I have to say that as a parent I am quite pleased with the academic program that this school has provided. My son comes from a private school in Philadelphia and when I asked the question do you find this school harder than the previous one.. his answer was absolutely. He is being challenged in every class in all areas and I can truly say thus far I have no complaints at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I have to say that the staff is wonderful, but the administration needs improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2006

We saw a many positive changes this year with the new principal, Ms. Acerba, in place. We had an child graduate and look forward to our next child entering 6th in September. Parents need to stay involved and ask questions at the middle/high school level! Come out to the monthly HSC meetings and get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

I am a former graduate of Ann A. Mullen Middle School, and I feel that it was an exellent school with excellent staff memebers. The principal leadership was excellent, as well as the teacher quality. They taught me everything I needed to know for high school. They also had many many extracurricular activities for us to join, including oneof my personal favorites-renaissance. Parents were always involved in the school and had a meeting once a month. (HSC) The safety was exfellent, and the discipline was handled extremly well also. The overall quality of this school is excellent, so excellent that it was even hard for me to leave!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 23, 2005

I think the Mullen school is well organized and beneficial for our students. I have a grad of 2005 and a 7th grader. What concerns me is my 7th grader was told to erase the following sentence from the blackboard. '10 days till Christmas break' because Christmas is no longer acceptable in Ann Mullen School. I wonder what the late Mayor Mullen would have thought of the event? Once school is back in session I will lodge a fromal complaint to the school baord and to the mayor. The USA is a Christian Nation -- A nation founded to have freedom of religion, and freedom of speech. I am ashamed to say that area I live in has sunk to levels of policital correctness. When did schools decide freedom of speech and relisgion was not valued. You promote yourselves as a strength to the community and then crumble to politics.....Barbara Dehel
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

My child came from another state last year (NC). He expressed that this school was much harder. It was learned he had low reading comprehension. I met with the teacher and she provided a work book. With the help of an outside tutor and outside testing, his reading comprehension improved significantly. The school was good in identifying the problem but lacked the resources to assist his progression. The following year (7th grade) the teachers were much better in assisting him and as a result, he was able to make the honor roll all four quarters. I recommend the school but as a parent you must stay involved in your child's development or they will not succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I found that this school was unexceptalble. The teachers teach very on a level that is much too high for middle school students. I also found the teachers very quick to choose favorites, and were not helpful to students in need. My child's grades dropped From A's And B's to D's and F's. Overall the school is not ran well at all. I found the conditions so bad that my child had become depressed and I had to pull her out and put her in a different school. When I did her grades were back up to A's and B's and felt much more comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2004

As the other parent commented, the different grade and cores are inconsistent. Many of the teachers go above and beyond, but there are some that just don't get the mind of Jr. High students. Not at all happy with the principal, Mr. Kitchenman. He seems to be a yes man, says yes to your face or just doesn't answer at all. Very slow on getting things done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2003

One of my children graduated from Ann Mullen School.I believe the school provides an excellent education to students but I also have experienced various levels of teaching to be a hinderence for my son. Example: During his 6th Grade year he was challenged in all areas and did well, the 7th Grade challenge was inconsistent in several area's. The teaching style of the two areas were not structured enough to monitor weaknesses early on. By the eight grade I again noted two areas that were inconsistent in structure in teaching style. From this, I had my son moved to another class in a different core which paid off. Of course, I do understand that each teacher has a different teaching style, but I feel that inconsistency between core groups could cause failure, and could also cause low self-esteem for children. Of course, I meet with the teachers in both areas almost monthly, but left displeased with the outcome. As a minority parent I also found some comments and group discussions to be inappropriate from teachers. My son also share comments given by certain teachers concerning cultural issues that were incorrect. In reading my comments you are probably wondering if I am a parent who is being bias.....No I am a parent and a professional who holds 2 undergraduate degrees and 1 masters degree. Would I choose Ann Mullen for my child if I had a chose again? Yes, overall the school is excellent but parents must stay at the pulse of their childrens learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 66% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

304 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male59%
Black51%
Asian82%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education26%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female81%
Male84%
Black73%
Asian92%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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 Students66%
Female77%
Male55%
Black57%
Asian71%
Hispanic88%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female72%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant64%
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%
Female91%
Male77%
Black74%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education32%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female74%
Male75%
Black61%
Asian87%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education22%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Black68%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education48%
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.

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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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of schools in the state are Above average

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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 59% 51%
Black 30% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Hispanic 5% 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 30%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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