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West Deptford Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 40 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2007

I have two children currently attending WDMS. The education that they are receiving is outstanding. Their NJ ASK scores are both in the Advanced Level. My only issue is that the amount of homework and take-home-projects are overly excessive. I would like them to have some down time before they get burned-out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2007

As a parent with a special needs child we have personally found WDMS to be very good for our son. We absolutely love our case worker and over all the teachers have been very good. I would like to see more challenging home work though and also, once I brought an issue to the current principle butI felt blown off by her. That was a big disapointment but over all we are very happy. The building could use some updating also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

The bar has been lowered on academics at the WDMS. A's are too easy to attain and homework is almost nonexistent.
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Posted February 20, 2005

West Deptford Middle School has alot of great academic programs for our children, Today there are alot more parents getting involved with their Childs Education. I know from experience West Deptford has alot to offer our children inside and outside the school. I am proud to say my child is receiving a great education. The Teachers and Staff really do care!
—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 61% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
65%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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 66% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students61%
Female67%
Male57%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education34%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female84%
Male81%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education59%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male61%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White64%
Other ethnicity73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
White52%
Other ethnicity73%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male80%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicity87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education44%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female61%
Male58%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicity63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicity88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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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of schools in the state are Below average
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 81% 51%
Black 6% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Michael Fanelli

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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675 Grove Rd
West Deptford, NJ 08066
Phone: (856) 848-1200

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