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Emerson Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 840 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2014

These kids are shoved into overcrowded classes, and the ones that cannot keep up are discarded seemingly, by shuffling around their classes and putting options into place that are never followed up on... Very poor follow through.
—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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
n/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.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education14%
General education56%
English language learners10%
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former26%
Limited English Proficient Former39%

Math

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education32%
General education75%
English language learners25%
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Former69%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education30%
General education63%
English language learners19%
Not migrant52%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former23%
Limited English Proficient Former39%

Math

All Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education33%
General education70%
English language learners19%
Not migrant58%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former23%
Limited English Proficient Former39%
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%
Female78%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education57%
General education87%
English language learners38%
Not migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former49%
Limited English Proficient Former70%

Math

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education45%
General education72%
English language learners26%
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former37%
Limited English Proficient Former57%

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education36%
General education77%
English language learners14%
Not migrant63%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former28%
Limited English Proficient Former52%
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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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below 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
Hispanic 96% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
White 2% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
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 93%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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