279 Washington Ave
Belleville, NJ 07109
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Belleville Middle School serves 973 students in grades 6-8.
Belleville Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 23% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Belleville Middle School's student population of 973 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 68 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
973 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Belleville Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Belleville Middle School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1792 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
12:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
8%
10%
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Hispanic
67%
29%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
14%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.52
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  2.25 out of 5  (4 reviews)
1  
Make school bigger because my son complains that there is too many students in the school
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1  
This school is way too over crowded I've been inside and there is way more kids than 1,041
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5  
This school sounds awesome and educational!
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2  
Student to teacher ratio is inaccurate. Classrooms are over crowded and teachers aren't able to teach efficiently. Parents have to provide all of the supplies and re-teach their kids at home because the teacher is unable to assist them while they're in school. The time frame for school lunch is non existent because they spend the majority of lunch waiting on line. Leaving your child hungry and unable to concentrate. They emphasize the importance of being on time to class and have them running from floor to floor in order to get to their next period. They have a ridiculous grading method now where they are setting these children up for failure. If you do not believe this just ask any of the parents you come across. They will be more than happy to tell you the truth.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 973 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 86%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.52 (Top 50%)

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