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Tinton Falls Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 7 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2014

I feel this schools faculty is not enthusiastic and in tune with their students, starting with a principal, who I feel is not involved enough. They do not put enough thought into the individual child. Not looking at placement for social and educational reasons, putting my child into an environment that was not helpful at all, educationally and socially. I feel they really don't have it together, collectively and I am now trying to scramble to find another school to attend for 8th grade. Probably having to spend money out of pocket, more then the high taxes we spend now. Hopefully we can go somewhere that will help correct the damage that was done here. Unless you are ready to let your child "Go with the flow", I would stay away from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

Thank god that my son going to move from that school, very poor education, very poor and everything,not good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

I am a previous student of Tinton Falls Middle School. In 8th grade, we were assembled in the cafeteria and the vice principal told us over the microphone that we shouldn't think we're the best students in the school just because we were the oldest. I remember her telling us, "Guess what? Next year when you go to high school, you're going to be BABIES again!" Her whole speech was along those lines. I felt very demoralized and wanted to go home. When I was being bullied, the principal, VP, and guidance counselor told my mom I was imagining things and they were just going to put a band-aid over the situation rather than address it. I became severely depressed and suicidal, and I had to be home-schooled as a direct result of the continued bullying. I highly recommend keeping your children AWAY from this school!


Posted May 15, 2009

I go to this school and i absolutely love it! Great teachers, fun activities, and many, many, many friends that you will have for a lifetime! This school is definitely one of the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2007

Has some good staff who teach well, and who care about kids. On the other hand, social issues are not addressed. Some teachers contribute to the embarassment that some students face because of their learning differences.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

While some of the teachers were enjoyable to speak with and taught the students well, there was a lack of intervention and resolution when it came to the students' problems. The authority figures did not seem to listen to the students when they spoke about a situation they were experiencing, and social problems were not addressed.
—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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%

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 82% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students79%
Female87%
Male72%
Black56%
Asian83%
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female91%
Male84%
Black72%
Asian92%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
Black50%
Asian92%
Hispanic73%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black41%
Asian100%
Hispanic65%
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students92%
Female96%
Male87%
Black91%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black83%
Asian91%
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant85%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students93%
Female98%
Male89%
Black87%
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged94%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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 64% 51%
Black 13% 16%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
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 17%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mrs Linda Balogh

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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674 Tinton Avenue
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Phone: (732) 542-0775

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