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Edison Middle School

Public | 6 & ungraded | 475 students

 

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Posted October 29, 2014

Communication and efforts to make your child an excellent student and above expectations here at Edison. My daughter is in her 1st term here and I've have an overwhelming response from her teachers in the blue teams on improving any unacceptable grade. My daughters science grade went from a C to an A.. What more can I ask for. Wonderful Mr Fitzpatrick and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2013

My son had a wonderful year in Edison. All his teachers in the Orange team were very good. The HAP program is outstanding. The assistant principal is devoted and eager to help with any problem. Very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am a previous student from this school and looking back I realize how badly I dreaded coming to school. This faculty members were very kind but some were not good teachers. The kids in my grade were horrible; always breaking the rules and they were quite mean. The amount of bullying in the school was atrocious. I'm quite glad I moved to a different town because the school has better students and much better teachers.


Posted June 1, 2013

Poor. My child has two poor teachers this year in key subjects and has not learned in these classes. When I raised concerns at a meeting with the teachers and guidance counselor, my concerns were dismissed. As a result, I will have to pay for tutoring so that my child can learn over the summer what she should have learned this year. Before coming to this school, my child was a highly motivated student who loved school and at Redwood brought home mostly "A" grades with a "B" now and then. After her experience at Edison, she now actively dislikes school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

My second son just finished his year at EMS. My oldest is an honors student at WOHS and my youngest is a high achiever heading to LMS. I cannot say enough about the Central Sixth, Principal Fitzgerald, Asst. Principal Melendez, the teachers and staff. A wonderful experience for our children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2009

I love this school I made so many friends from all the different teams. the school is unique in many ways and there are many nice and caring teachers. I can tell you I made many friendship for life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2009

I am on the green team and I love everyone and everything there. The teachers are all great and the school itself is very unique. I have made friendship that will last a lifetime. I just want to shout out to my group JellyPie!.....
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

My son attended Edison Central Sixth Middle School during the 2007-2008 school year, and my daughter will attend this year. This school is unique because all students are sixth graders. It was a wonderful way to experience the freedoms and responsibilities that are so important in the middle school environment while keeping young students under the close, watchful eyes of the talented and dedicated teachers and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2007

This is my daughter's second month in the school. So far, I can say that she's exploring middle school in a sheltered environment. And that's reassuring to me as a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

This school is so wonderful. It has gave my child the full potential of his middle school education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

2012

 
 
60%

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68%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

501 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%

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

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Black66%
Asian91%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicity82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education26%
General education79%
English language learners33%
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Black78%
Asian97%
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicity58%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education47%
General education89%
English language learners41%
Not migrant80%
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
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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

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
Black 45% 16%
Hispanic 25% 22%
White 22% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
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 42%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr Xavier Fitzgerald

Resources

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  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Outdoor learning lab
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Sports

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  • Cheerleading
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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Performing arts
  • Dance
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  • Attend parent nights
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75 William St
W Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: (973) 669-5360

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