Maxson Middle School

  • Maxson Middle School serves 679 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Maxson 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56%.

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School Overview

  • Maxson Middle School's student population of 679 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 56 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students679 students
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Total Classroom Teachers56 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maxson Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maxson Middle School is 0.47, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2048 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
65%
28%
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Black
34%
15%
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White
1%
44%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Maxson Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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Diversity Score0.470.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlainfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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