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Schuyler Colfax Mid School

Public | 6-8 & ungraded | 17 students

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2010

It was a fantastic school. The teachers are wonderful and caring, and encourage children to succeed.


Posted October 10, 2010

It is a great learning experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

I love the school because the kids are great!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

I was a student at Schuyler-Colfax as a kid and now, I am one of the art teachers. Schuyler students are bright, driven, and deserving of the best education they can get. The student body, as well as the faculty, are a family. We support one another and band together to help those in need. Last year, our school raised over $5,000 for the relief fund in Haiti by selling student-designed heart pins and raising money at lunch. They donate to Pennies for Patients, Toys for Tots, and The Valerie Fund, as well as countless other organizations. Schuyler-Colfax Middle School is a school filled with a fantastic group of people who deserve the best education in the world with the best resources possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

my family and i just moved to wayne recently, and we absolutely love it here! we've always heard great things about the schools in wayne and now we're finding out firsthand just how awesome they are. if schuyler colfax could win $20,000, it would be even more amazing! the money would benefit the students and provide them with wonderful opportunities to enhance their learning. wishing them all the best! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2010

Great teachers, faculty, students and an awesome PTO organization!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

The teachers are fabulous
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

the high quality of the teachers helped my granddaughter become an asset to the community


Posted April 29, 2010

There is a great dedication from the entire staff in helping us parents to raise our children to become wonderful adults. AND when your child gets up and wants to go to school... Well that speaks for itself.. Great job Schuyler!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great Schoolo! Tremendous teachers who really love the kids. Wonderful education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Great staff-receiving a great education-well-rounded
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Excellent in every way. The education my child is receiving here is so much better than the private school system we came from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

They have a wonderful Windows Art Program and their teachers treat the students with respect and a caring demeanor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Love Schuyler school and teachers. Most important, my daughter loves it :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The Teachers on the Red Team are great....Go Mrs Batt!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

my dad worked there in the 60s and now my kids go there,,,,its great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The quality of teachers & staff is top notch. They truly care about the students and their well-being. Thank you all for everything you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Schuyler Colfax provides a great learning environment with teachers and administrators that encourage, nurture, and enrich our children with the knowledge they need to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

Good teachers, nice layout, good location.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

it is more like a family than a school
—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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

223 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

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

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

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
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 Students78%
Female79%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education39%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
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 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 Students84%
Female85%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic92%
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education35%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female74%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic83%
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
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 Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education65%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education46%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female99%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education69%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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.

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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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above 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 86% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 1% 16%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1500 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 633-3130

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