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Kawameeh Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 665 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2014

I am a student here and it 's horrible.All the students care about is acting "swag" and bully other students if they're not like them.They 're so many fights after school and the teachers do not even care. Older students physically hurt younger students after school. This school is not safe once the bell rings. My friends and me get bullied by this girl who wears tight clothes and the principal and staff does nothing about it. Language and behavior is very nasty and rude.All the kids their are getto and sing offensive songs.This is not a school any kid would want to go to and the teachers here are mean and lazy and there too cheap to get new ones.


Posted August 1, 2013

i am satisfied thus far there are alot of excellent teacher who truley care and go out of there way to help the children. the office staff is polite and friendly. what i would like chaged is more parent's notification alot of time i dont see notices till the last minute.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

My younger brother attends this school and he hates it. I find that the students are too preoccupied with behaving like "urban" kids and keeping up with internet trends that their agendas are not in order. The language of the students is disgusting. My brother, previously in private school, comes home with curse words that can't possibly be in the vocabulary of students with futures. I don't think he learns anything. In the school, there are fights on a nearly daily basis. Perhaps if you have a child who is not submissive to what's "cool", and will not associate themselves with students who are, than you will not have a problem. However, if your child is like my brother, and very easily swayed and influenced, then Kawameeh may turn him/her into a child you hardly recognize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2010

I am a concerned parent of a student at this school. I'll admit there are lots of activities and my child speaks highly of her teachers. I have met her teachers and they are very nice. However, there is zero communication home to the parents and the website is rarely, if ever, updated. If this school is rated so highly by all, then why the 4 rating by this website. And as I read the student reviews, while lovely, many have numerous mis-spelled words. That speaks volumes to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

I am curently a 7th grade student at kms and am loving every minet of it frome the sport teams wich i takc part in frcwantly to my fellow students to hanging out afteer school with some of the teachers such as mr demarco and ms hundson. I will miss it terably but well all good things must come to an end class of 2010
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2009

I loved that school... You are never bored with all the activities. they have great teachers and it is a wonderful atmosphere..
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2008

the teachers as awsome, especially mr. demarco
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2007

Kawameeh is and was a great school that I attended for 3 years! I was very blessed to be the school's 50th graduating class
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2006

My son, loves this school, the curriculum could be stepped up a bit, however, this is a great school if your child spends a lot of time with a high demand sport since a lot of material is covered in the classroom and not sent home to do as homework.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

Had some of the best years of my life there. Teachers were great, extracurricular activities were availible, and friends were easily made. Middle school can be a trying time and a time of great change, but there is nothing else like it. Enjoy your time there. GO KAWAMEEH CHIEFS!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 12, 2005

I graduated from Kawameeh Middle School last year and I miss it so much. The teachers there were amazing especially Miss Dziedzic, Mrs. Hall and Mr. Arminio. They made my 8th grade year the best of my life and I absolutely loved it. I'd give anything to go back there for just one day. It's so difficult to express how wonderful the experience was. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 2, 2005

My son went to Kawameeh 6-7-8. The guidance department was outstanding. They kept me up to date with progress reports and worked one on one my son and myself to improve his academic skills. There are alot of programs offered as well as opportunities for parents to be involved. I don't think my child would have succeeded in the end if he were at any other middle school. I was impressed by the teachers and there willingness to go the extra mile. If I called to talk to one of them, my call was returned within 24 hours. Thank you Kawameeh Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2005

I am a student at Kawameeh Middle School. I like this school alot but its kind of boring. I do go in school. The teachers here are really great. They do work hard and everyone does learn something. There are alot of sports and clubs the students here can join. We also have intermerals after school on certain days. Many kids participate in sports and it's a great way to meet new friends. If I had to rate this school from 1 to 10 I would rate it a 8.
—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 61% in 2013.

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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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

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

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Math

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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%
Female84%
Male54%
Black63%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female81%
Male67%
Black65%
Asian100%
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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 Students66%
Female72%
Male62%
Black57%
Asian80%
Hispanic61%
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female57%
Male47%
Black41%
Asian72%
Hispanic47%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Black83%
Asian93%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female78%
Male60%
Black49%
Asian86%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Black74%
Asian93%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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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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
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
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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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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 35% 51%
Black 33% 16%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 33%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
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
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr Jason Malanda

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Phone: (908) 851-6570

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