101 Fort Dix Road
Pemberton, NJ 08068
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Helen A. Fort Middle School serves 658 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 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 47% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 45% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Helen A. Fort Middle School's student population of 658 students has declined by 35% over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
658 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Helen A. Fort 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 Helen A. Fort Middle School is 0.61, 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
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1737 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)
47%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
12:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
2%
10%
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Hispanic
15%
29%
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Black
26%
15%
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White
55%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 658 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 23% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 47% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 30%)

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