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Montgomery Lower Mid School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 15 students

 
 

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Posted January 1, 2012

Superb teachers; misguided curriculum. My 6th grader attended a private school previously, and wanted to give LMS a try. We agreed. The teachers at this school are of the highest calibre; however, the school day is a jam-packed, non-stop marathon from 8:08 until 2:55, with only a half-hour lunch, NO breaks of ANY kind (no recess, no study hall), and only three-minute passing periods. My child comes home exhausted, but NOT from intellectually challenging academics. At his previous private school, the standards were MUCH higher, homework load was greater, but the daily schedule was built in a much smarter way: it included a half-hour snack/recess break mid-morning, and another recess after lunch. P.E. was always scheduled in the afternoon. The fact that the human brain requires intermittent breaks like these in order to optimize learning has been borne out consistently by YEARS of research--I am incredulous that LMS does not acknowledge this. In an effort to provide a rich curriculum, what they have created is a pressure cooker in which mental energies are depleted and academics are diluted. LMS teachers, students (and taxpayers) deserve better than this--MUCH better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I am a Student here and I have to Say the Principal is Very nice,All the Teachers are superb except for a certain teacher i won't name. Let's just say she is very strict and irritable.Anyways,They have A Great No bullying System and Great After School clubs.Though Here is a Warning for 5th graders:Health class is Awkward,To say the least ^_^ . They have a Math Support Class With a very Excellent And Nice teacher and they have Great lunches.The 6th graders go on a Trip to the Museum of Natural History. Every once in a while they have something like a School dance for 5th and 6th graders;It's called Fun Friday. Cons: The pressure at this school is Quite Outrageous. Even Smart Children Get sent to Math support. Lots of Snobs. Since this is a VERY rich area,lots of children there will tease. And i mean,They are vicious.


Posted September 16, 2009

My children have been coming through the LMS for 2 years and there are more to follow. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school. The staff is amazing and the principal is unbelievable with the children. I wish that the whole school would move with my children. The teachers are excellent and I have seen tremendous growth with my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

My daughter had alot of fun here and worked very hard as well. The teachers were great, stayed in touch often and are more then helpful. There is alot of homework which was most of the time overwhelming to my 6th grader. She would break down in tears over it. I do sincerely like the school system but I am worried that the pressure will get worse as they move up,(as I read in the other reviews) but where is the better alternative??... I don't think there is one. Nothing is perfect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My son has been in the Montgomery schools since kindergarten and he is now in 10th grade. My son is a B+ student. The teachers stay after schools twice to three times a week to provide the students with the extra help so that you don't need hire a tutor. They provide several two teacher classrooms for each grade so they can offer extra attention during class time to those who need it. We have young enthusiastic teachers with today s knowledge of the changing world. The teachers love and really care about their students. The PTA are dedicated members that support the schools with activities, fund raisers & so much more. Parent s here are very involved in the schools. There no Miracle s in education, at the end of the day it's really up to your child s ability how well they perform. We as parents provide them with the best tools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

We moved to Montgomery last year, the only reason, being a very good school district and we are happy we made this decision. Excellent academic curriculum and very good teachers. Students are always busy with tests and quizzes or projects. They also teach very good Communication skills. Montgomery School District is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

This school supported me a lot
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 13, 2007

Absolutly Fabulous teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2006

Hello, My son is a dedicated student and very serious about doing the best he can at Montgomery Lower middle school and he has always been like this. He very rarely has a bad day. The kids are cordial and he has not bully problems. His first marking period he received straight A's. He had to work hard to attain these grades. His teachers acknowledge his independance and unique charm. In short, he is allowed to be himself. I am a huge fan of everyday math, the program used since kindergarten. I am very happy as a parent of a 5th grader of Mont. Lower Middle School.
—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 61% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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.

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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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black46%
Asian91%
Hispanic55%
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education36%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Hispanic82%
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged79%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education67%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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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%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education49%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education67%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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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

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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

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Math

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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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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

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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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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 54% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 38% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 3% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
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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Skillman, NJ 08558
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