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South River Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 26 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2008

This school had once been a school with certain misbehaving kids, and a great number of them were. That was when I first moved here. I think every school has their negatives. But they also have their positives too. Sure the dress code isn't followed many of the time. But at least the students behave and do their work obediently. I have seen big changes in this school after big misbehaving influences moved or became expelled. The principal is great, he is understanding and bothers to even stop in classrooms from time to time and watch the hallways every day. There are no bullies in this school, nobody drinks or does drugs. The teachers are strict but not mean and they are very kind too. Everybody is nice (in their own way) so you'll definately have no problems getting friends. There has been much improvement in this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2007

In my opinion, South River Middle School would be better served if there was more parent involvement. I am amazed at the low turn out at Parent-Teacher meetings, as well as the practically non-existent use of ParentConnect. Also,there are students that are not interested in school at all. Their mission is to disrupt and pull as many other students down their path as much as possible. I commend the Principal for working with these students and giving them every chance to correct their behavior. I know this is a difficult job, especially when it is mixed with constant discipline problems. I would like to see the dress code rules enforced. The rule book has great rules on the dress code, who enforces the rules?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

This school is very punitive and is not very concerned with the quality of education.They are also not considerate of special needs children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

This is the greatest school in the world! my son is learning more than ever! He used to be an F student but now he's an A student! he has so many friends too!
—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 66% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
75%

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

All Students59%
Female56%
Male61%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education33%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students63%
Female67%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic58%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic47%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special education29%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Male70%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students63%
Female60%
Male65%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
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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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

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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%
Hispanic 27% 22%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Lisa Wargo

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3 Montgomery Street
South River, NJ 08882
Phone: (732) 613-4073

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