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Memorial Middle School

Public | 5-8 & ungraded | 14 students

 

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Posted April 5, 2010

Maybe my standards are too high coming from Long Island school system, but the administration in this school is less then helpful they won t hide their desire to send you (parent) on your way. If you are an involved parent, who is employed this school will be very difficult to deal with. They ll flat out ignore you, unless you take a day off to come in then, they ll schedule you for a day that is convenient for them. Forcing you to take more days off. . .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

Im not sure about everyone else but this school is a great atmosphere for everyone. It has wonderful and understanding teachers and its seems to be improving everyday. It does however not have many after school activities but the town offers many activities. It is a great place for children to turn into young adults and begin to mature.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Memorial school is a disappointment. There are almost no extracurricular activities, an extremely limited music program and the academic program for accelerated learning is nothing more than a government requirement with no real substance behind the name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2005

If your child has been raised with strong values at home, this is the school for you. However, if your child was raised with the very same values, but, has any form of learning difference/ dissablilty, do not enroll in this school. Unless the parent is savy, the child will be 'nickle and dimed' at the IEP meetings and the parent will be told the district has no funds to help your child.
—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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

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 66% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%

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 Students48%
Female64%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant48%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female75%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
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 Students53%
Female63%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special education12%
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female72%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education35%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant71%
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 Students44%
Female55%
Male36%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White49%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special education13%
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students52%
Female58%
Male47%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant52%
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 Students78%
Female85%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education47%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female72%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education47%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students73%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education47%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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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 55% 51%
Hispanic 34% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 5% 16%
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 36%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Charles Silverstein

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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15 Memorial Drive
West Paterson, NJ 07424
Phone: (973) 256-5800

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