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Thomas Jefferson Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 21 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son has been receiving services since 1st grade-he is now in 8th-and the only problem we had was this past marking period with a teacher who was refusing to acknowledge his entire IEP. The issue has been resolved and all is well again. My daughter has been receiving services since 4th grade-she is now in 6th-and all is very well. The case study workers and iCS teachers are fantastic!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter is in her 3rd year at TJMS. The school seems engaged and invested in fostering an environment that promotes learning and support for their students. The staff and educators are friendly, helpful, and accessible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

TJMS has been a blessing for my granddaughter, I have seen her excel from shy to confidence in all areas of her academics. I support and stand by TJMS. I applause the hard work and staff at Thomas Jefferson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

This is actually good school because of some of the good tests and quizzes try coming in TJMS
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

I love TJ!! I've been going there for 3 years so far, I've made lots of good friends, and my teachers are SUPER nice!! I'm a straight A student and the work environment is good. If you can remember the problems you had as a teenager, we are going through some of those problems to and we find the answers to them everyday! :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2005

Good school. Many different ethnicities. Good teachers and many give 150%. Principal seems a little distant. Good guidance counselors and nurse. Kids seem well-adjusted for the most part and happy. The school is in a good area and safe. A lot of good programs. My child has been at this school 3 years. For the most part, I'm happy and he seems happy enough.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students57%
Female62%
Male54%
Black51%
Asian75%
Hispanic60%
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Black73%
Asian88%
Hispanic81%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian93%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education43%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black66%
Asian97%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black58%
Asian72%
Hispanic79%
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black53%
Asian93%
Hispanic71%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
Black73%
Asian80%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education37%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female70%
Male70%
Black64%
Asian85%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education15%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female79%
Male82%
Black76%
Asian85%
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
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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48%
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26%
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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
Black 42% 16%
Hispanic 29% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
White 11% 51%
Two or more races 4% 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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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655 Teaneck Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Phone: (201) 833-5471

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