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Burnet Middle School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 1077 students

 

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Posted March 23, 2014

As a student, i find that the students and teachers are alike in the school. The teachers are as normal as the students are. How you interpret that, well is up to you. Overlooking gossip the teachers get the job done well. They teach the lessons as required and always have the NJASK in mind. The cafeteria serves good food, focusing on protein in a positive way. The cause for the three stars is not just gossip (which most definately can be forgiven) the fights are a horrendous problem. Every week a fight breaks out, outside the lunchroom, in the lunchroom, on the blacktop, although well handled by the teachers, the amount of fights reduces my amout of hope for the generation. The school may not statistically show it, but the students are very academically potential, but they make overall dumb decisions by doing things like purposely failing tests to "fit in." I believe if all students lived to their full potential, this school could surpass all academic records in BMS history. Now to the fun stuff after-school activities. They run like a German Train Station. The performance arts, academic enhancement, and sports are phenomenal!


Posted October 14, 2012

Burnet Middle School is an overall good school, and has its many benefits as well as its detriments. I find that this school helps a lot of youngsters like myself in areas of a subject that they need their most help in, which is great for students. The only problems I find are that this school's NJASK scores are very irksome and this school is not one of the most distinguished out of all other public schools located in New Jersey. The teachers are just ensuring for you to get a passing grade for the NJASK, which demonstrates that their main goal is for students to not get below proficient on this statewide test. Advanced students are just left off to fend on their own and try and make their marks distinguished among the average school's GPA's. Unless you're in Honors or G&T classes, it's pretty hard for a gifted student to bump up Burnet Middle School's overall rating as a 4 out of 10. I believe that teachers should help average, below average, and above average students all the same, instead of focusing just on one group of students. Other than that, the extra-curricular activities are actually stupendous, and give Burnet Middle School students a chance at being involved.


Posted August 12, 2012

This was my sons first year in Middle School as well as in a new town as a 6th grader. Burnet is a great school, my son got the hang of middle school and the township of Union. Looking forward to seventh grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

Last year i went to Burnet and i thought it was okay. The teachers were nice but got mad whenever the class was really misbehaving.Being a good student, i never got detention before, but at my year at Burnet i got detention only in my English class. Other than that the new superintendent was nice and definitely helped Burnet a lot.


Posted January 11, 2011

Im an 8th grader a Burnet and i think the school is great. Most of the teachers are really good and help when you need help. the school has gotten stricter because we have a new super attendent but i guess thats good in a way. the building can get a bit confusing on your first day just remember if somebody tells you to go to the 4th floor there isnt one lol. ohh and the lockers are realllyyy old!


Posted February 11, 2010

its such agood and active school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

This is like a very good school. I earned a great education. I love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 25, 2009

I'm new to Burnet. And overall everyone is nice. The teachers are really helpful and don't rush you. They'll help you if you need help. I think Burnet is great!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 8, 2009

This school is great. I currently go here and i think it's great. Im in drama club and i love the clubs they offer. They offer you extra help if you need it and they have homework alliance after school. They also have some sports programs and educational field trips for example, the liberty science center.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2009

The Teachers are really nice, and they have several clubs. Most of the textbooks are new too
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Posted February 24, 2008

This School is awesume. my daughter goes here and she has been learning more then i have learned in Middle School. She is in Many extra-curricular activities and love them all. The Teachers and Principles are very good...and the kids are very well disciplined.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

The quality of Burnet Middle School's academic programs is excellent. The core of Burnet, the 'Teachers' really care about the students and are not in it merely for the paycheck, thus, they are motivated. My son is academically challenged and also having fun. Sports and music programs are available. The PTA and Parent involvement is solid. The PTA members are emailed with pertinent school information, as well as useful general information, weekly. You'd be hard pressed to locate a weak link in Burnet Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

this school is amazing and the children that go to it are very nice and understanding. the teachers are nice and helpful most of the time and you get extra help if you need it as long as you ask . the children have privacy because they have their oun lockers and they can put there things in their lockers they dont share it with anyone but yourself.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 29, 2005

BMS is a great school. Some teachers should really think about making their classes more fun, although props to Mr. Disporto, he rocks! There are tons of after school activities sponsored by the school, including sports, art club, environmental clubs, language clubs and much more. I don't know what this school would be without the parents. The PTA makes fundraisers and with the money, they make sure our school year is as good as it gets. Parents help out at plays, picnics, field trips, and all other kinds of school planned activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2004

Burnet is a great school...but truthfully most teachers are very well trained and the only thing the school lacks is disipline..which is not entirely the school's fault it has to do with the child's attitude toward learning too.
—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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students62%
Female71%
Male53%
Black63%
Asian75%
Hispanic51%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant62%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female84%
Male70%
Black74%
Asian88%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education24%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant77%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male51%
Black50%
Asian74%
Hispanic55%
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian82%
Hispanic52%
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant57%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
Black72%
Asian91%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education15%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian94%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education18%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black76%
Asian97%
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education40%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

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2010

 
 
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Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

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

Math

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 High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA 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. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. 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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 16%
White 19% 51%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 41%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Amharic
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Ray Salvatore

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Amharic
  • French
  • Hebrew
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Gymnastics

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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