Helen A. Fort Middle School

101 Fort Dix Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Helen A. Fort Middle School serves 661 students in grades 7-8.
Helen A. Fort 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 26%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 47%) for the 2020-21 school year.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Helen A. Fort Middle School's student population of 661 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
661 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
65 teachers
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School Rankings

Helen A. Fort Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,183 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Helen A. Fort Middle School is 0.65, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1548 out of 2183 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
26%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
n/a
11:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
32%
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Black
24%
15%
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White
52%
40%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.65
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
40%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Helen A. Fort Middle School's ranking?
Helen A. Fort Middle School is ranked #1548 out of 2,183 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Helen A. Fort Middle School often compared to?
Helen A. Fort Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Pemberton Township High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
12% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 26% NJ state average), while 40% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NJ state average).
How many students attend Helen A. Fort Middle School?
661 students attend Helen A. Fort Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
52% of Helen A. Fort Middle School students are White, 24% of students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What grades does Helen A. Fort Middle School offer ?
Helen A. Fort Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8
What school district is Helen A. Fort Middle School part of?
Helen A. Fort Middle School is part of Pemberton Township School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 661 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 12% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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