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Toms River Intermediate N

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 71 students

 
 

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Posted January 13, 2013

This school is absolutely horrible. I would definitely rather my kid go to South. It is cleaner, has a better environment, and just better people. South is just better than North. North is the worst possible education center on the planet. Just horrible. From an athletic standpoint, they are horrible. Soccer team is just bad. And especially their school spirit. Nobody cares about the school. Compared to other schools in the district, North is by far the worst. But you gotta respect that girls basketball team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2010

Great school, excellent education, school offers many after school clubs and sports. We're so lucky to be in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

It's clean and fresh to all the students to enjoy.. The teacher's are caring, educated and take time with your child. They provide great activities for the kids to participate before and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

The staff is always available to speak with me whether by phone or email and is always prompt with addressing any issue that may arise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

my kid loves his teachers and the school program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

Intermediate North is the best school I've ever went to! If you're a parent who wishes to give your child the best education ever, than you should put him/her in I.N.! GO DOLPHINS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2008

I have two children in 6th grade. One is in the Pinnacle (advanced) program) and the other in a two teacher setting. Comming from a small private elementary school, we were concerned on both a Social & Academic basis. The school is fantastic in all areas, with great teachers who really challenge the kids. Their zero tolerance policy really keeps the kids under control. I couldn't ask any more from a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2008

I am a current student at Intermediate north. The majority of teachers are very dedicated and experienced. There are lots of activities and clubs that take place throughout the school and administration is open to suggestions for new clubs and programs. One neggative is the schools thearter program. The anual plays are often bad due to the stage being in a caffetorium which causes bad acoustics in the room. Besides that north is known for good athletics and strong leadership programs. North has one of the most active student councils in the district which i know considering ive been involved in it for three years now. We have an incredible chorus program and a talented orchestra and band. middle school is as good or bad as you make it and overall north gives you the option.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2007

I am a parent of an Int. North student. Has never had any problems and is very successful academically. Has made either high or honor role every semester (now 8th grader). Have never had a problem with the school or teachers. First year at Int. North was the first time for 6th graders at school and the transiton was smooth and the sixth grade teachers were wonderful! The administration basically has the school under control and the majority of the students are respectful and want to learn (can say this as have had opportunity to observe at school). I will soon have another child attending this school and I am confident that they will have a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2005

I went to West (now Intermediate North) for 2 years after I moved from Ridgefield, New Jersey. I thought it was excellent. The classrooms, brand new. The clocks, are tvs. The desks are in perfect condition. Every single classroom is air conditioned (perfect temperature during the summer). The teacher, excellent. The principle, excellent. I now attend Toms River High School South and I wish my intermediate year never ended. The halls are much more crowded, the school, way smaller, the rooms are hot and there are about 34 kids to each class...but at Intermediate West, the class sizes were about 28-30 and it was wonderful.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2005

Bullying is horrible. kids get away with everything. Tons of kids get beat up every day, and the princaple doesn't do anything about it. It is a terrible school! unless your in a gang, with the popular kids. cursing is horrible and dress code is never payed attention to. kids can wear whatever they want. teachers are pretty good though. I cried every day after coming home from that horrible school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 2, 2004

Student 2003-2005 Principal leadership: (3) No comment Teacher quality: (4) Genuinely good teachers, although a few are quite simply unbearable. Many of the teachers have good morals and good teaching methods. Extracurricular activities: (3) Although I am not involved in any after school activities, I know they offer a decent selection. Unfortunately, I beleive they give out details on them a bit late in the year, with little time to think over. Parental involvement: (2) From what I know, very little. Safety/Dicipline: (1) The school, quite honestly, is very 'jungle-like'. Many of the students act like animals and get away with most that they do. Everyone is a target for ridicule. Overall Quality: (2.5) A decent school in terms of education and activities, but unless your cool or popular you most likely won't thrive well in this school. High self-esteem is a must have. Even still, I'm 'proud' of my school.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

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71%

2011

 
 
71%

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72%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
84%

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84%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

478 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

499 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black50%
Asian84%
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female78%
Male78%
Black53%
Asian94%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education50%
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
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 Students71%
Female71%
Male72%
Black37%
Asian79%
Hispanic51%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black33%
Asian87%
Hispanic43%
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Black66%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black28%
Asian94%
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Black69%
Asian97%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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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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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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 75% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 6% 16%
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 23%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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150 Intermediate North Way
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: (732) 505-5800

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