Maxson Middle School

  • Maxson Middle School serves 731 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 26% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Maxson Middle School's student population of 731 students has grown by 61% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 50 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students731 students
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Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Maxson Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Maxson Middle School is 0.48, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1951 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
61%
27%
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Black
39%
16%
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White
n/a
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Maxson Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.480.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlainfield Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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