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Mt Hebron Middle School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 548 students

 

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Posted November 15, 2012

I'm currently a new student at Mount Hebron Middle School and have just entered the seventh grade. Most of the kids have known each other since preschool but they're all very welcoming and helpful. It's easy to fit in and basically drama-free. Good teachers, good students, good school. It is very diverse and kids help new kids get to their classes. All of the kids stick with their groups but they're always happy to add new members. It's fairly big and there are 5 houses that the kids are assigned to. A house is basically a floor where the child's homeroom and locker is located. Kids constantly leave their house throughout the day to get to their other classes located on other floors. House 1 kids stick with the same students and teachers for all three years, as well as House 2, House 3, House 4, and House 5 kids do. You can take Spanish or French. There are many of electives offered. There's a A & B-day block schedule. English, Math, Social Studies, and Science are mandatory but the rest are up to you. All kids take gym and have a gym locker. Children with special needs get an equal education and are mixed up with the other kids at gym. There is a fair amount of work, challenging.


Posted October 11, 2012

I have to say that this school did not prepare my daughter for the higher level courses at the high school. As a straight A student in middle school, we had hoped that she would not struggle with work load. However, the teachers at the high school told us that the mt. Hebron kids struggle the most, particularly with science, while A students from the other 2 middle schools have easier transitions. We believe that is correct..our daughter is in renaissance and having a very high quality education, while my older daughter had what I now understand to be an extremely poor middle school education. My recommendation is to not risk it...unless your kid needs a less rigorous education for a specific reason...just DON'T allow them to put your kid in Mt. Hebron, unless you make a point to provide extra academics on the side so they will be able to be in the same place as their peers from the other schools. Mt. Hebron languished for too long....it's broke and I really don't think a new tech lab or more extra curriculars can fix it. Its unfortunate...and completely unfair to unsuspecting parents! what a mess...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2012

This school has undergone a wonderful change in the past 2 years; with new principals, new schedule, new vision. The best is yet to come for students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

What a difference a year makes. Under the leadership of our new principal and energetic PTA, Mount Hebron is resuming its academic strides and sense of school community. We are very pleased with Mount Hebron's dedicated teaching staff and learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

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Posted September 16, 2008

This school is really fun. All the teachers are amazing, and I've learned a lot from them. I'm in 7th grade.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 28, 2007

I loved the school. The teachers were great, and the learning environment was bettet than I could hope for. I loved having A and B days, so I was able to learn so much more in a huge block of time, compared to 45 minute classes every day. The school itself was amazing and the fact that it is a technology-based school is so much fun. Almost everything was done on computers, and I learned so much about typing, microsoft excel, spreadsheets, computer animation, and so much more. Honestly, I would not be where I am today if not for the great experience at Mt. Hebron. Currently I am a high school student and I really miss this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2007

this is a terrific school, for a child that has been held back from private school.


Posted January 4, 2007

The school has small class sizes, making it easier for student and teacher to have a better relationship. The school is separated into five houses. The student will stay within that house for the entire time enrolled as a student. Changes of schedule are easily made. Students interact with the same people throughout the three years. At lunch two houses are combined. There are four blocks in the day and A and B days. A days has a set schedule as does day B. Students will find that the middle school is much different from the high school because of the 'togetherness', in the high school the kids will be separated. Overall the school is okay. If your child is into technology this school is great, if they are interested in the performing arts Glenfield would be a much better choice. School buses pick the students up.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2006

This school is really good, I am a 9th grade and the school was awsome.
—Submitted by a former 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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

194 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
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 Students70%
Female79%
Male61%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female54%
Male59%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students81%
Female88%
Male74%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
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

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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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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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 43% 51%
Black 39% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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173 Bellevue Ave
Upper Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 509-4220

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