School Details

Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School

550 Avenue A, Bayonne, NJ 07002
(201) 858-5984
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 & ungraded 1087 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

48%
58%
66%
60%
70%
76%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
59%
60%
62%
69%
75%
82%
85%
89%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
63%
62%
75%
83%
80%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
62%
67%
78%
82%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
62%
64%
52%
61%
67%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
76%
80%
57%
65%
72%
65%
73%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bayonne School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School is a public middle school in Bayonne. The principal of Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School is Mrs Christina Mercun, who can be contacted at cmercun@bboed.org. 1,087 children attend Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School and are mostly Asian, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic. 0.5% of the Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 1,087 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Midtown Community No.8 Elementary School is 11:1. Phillip G. Vroom No. 2 Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 8%
Hispanic 41% 35%
White, non-Hispanic 40% 46%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 61%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My son is going to Midtown and we are happy with the school. I'm not sure the answer about the library but I'm not sure that it's a special anymore. The children get computers gym and art and music. So far every teacher that my son has had has been wonderful and caring. The books that my son uses are the same that they use in other schools as we have friends in other districts. I see the policies and the work that comes home and there is nothing wrong with it. As a parent who is very strict with monitoring what my sons watch on tv and in movies yes the watching of Spongebob concerns me but instead of bashing the school publicly based on one teacher's poor choice I will take that up nicely and with the teacher personally.

  • (9 months ago)

    I would like to understand why this schools rating is constantly going down year after year. This is totally unacceptable there is no excuse for this. How could anyone in there right mind expect me to send my child here and have a clear conscience.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are some very caring teachers in the school and we have lucked out with quite a few but I agree with the last parent's review. Whenever gym class is cancelled (which is frequent) they have the kids watching a movie. My kid watches more TV at the school than at home. Why don't they take them to the library? Also the student reviews are sweet but the fact that they all keep spelling "principal" the wrong way concerns me. It's not a bad school but there are certain things that really should not be overlooked. I'm hoping that the teachers and princiPAL look through these reviews to better their school program.

  • (1 year ago)

    Parents who are so proud to have your students at Midtown School be sure to ask the about the library they're not allowed to use for any purpose except on occasion for the book fair where they can buy books but not use any of the library's facilities. And when physical education class is cancelled be sure to ask them the plot of the same Sponge Bob cartoon or Eyegor movie they're forced to watch time and time again while crammed into the same hallway. Education at its finest.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started Pre-K in Midtown Community School last year and I must say that from day 1 I was so impressed with the school. I went from feeling uncomfortable leaving my first born at school to looking forward to seeing his face as he was so proud to tell me what he learned and share his day with me. The teachers are excellent and stay in contact with the parents and really truly care about their students. I witnessed many great things happening at Midtown and I happy that my son is part of such an excellent school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Midtown Community School is the best. I was part of the first graduating class of 1993. This school has became a part of a lot of our own children. The teachers are caring and loving. Mrs. Mercun is best. I still travel 1800 miles away to visit the school as well as Mrs. Mercun twenty years later she is the same loving individual. This school could not ask for a better principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is truly amazing! I have been a part of the Midtown family since grade 4. This school has a fantastic principal Mrs. Christina Mercun and an outstanding vice principal Mrs. Patricia Dzuibeck. They care about the students like crazy! The staff is amazing also! As a graduate of Midtown's class of 2012 I can truly say that this school has changed me. I used to be an average student academically but now I am a suceeding student that gets honor-roll ever marking period since fourth grade and has gotten accepted into Holy Family Academy school. If it wasn't for the amazing school and staff I know I wouldnt be where I am today. I will miss this school dearly but at least I know that the Midtown magic will forever stay in my heart. I recommend this school to everyone! Sincerely a Midtown graduate of 2012

  • (3 years ago)

    This School is horrible I wouldn't recommend it to ANYONE. They won't even let my responsible sibling carry his cell phone for emergency calls. This school is more of an investment for money than education for the children of our future leaders. If I were to recommend a school for your kids it would be Mary J. Donohoe # 4 school. Anything else besides this school I warned you.

  • (5 years ago)

    this is one school that goes above and beyond. my children have excelled because of the way this school comes together and cares for each child it might be a big school but each and every child is cared for and no one is forgotten.

  • (5 years ago)

    Midtown Community School is a diverse population and the Principal there is so in-tune with all students.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in the 5th grade. Mrs. Antice is a wonderful teacher. Excellent staff! We love this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    The midtown school was one of the better schools until the new principal arrived about 5 years ago. It useds to be a shchool that cared more about the sutdents growth but now its more about making the school look good. Bailey's middle school is located in a smallbuilding thats practically fallIng apart however it has a higher rating than Midtown. This shows you that just because you throw money into a brand new school does not gurantee the best education. Whats truly important are faculty members who care about students growth.

  • (8 years ago)

    My experience at this school has been wonderful. I have two children in the school - ages 8 and 9. We moved to Bayonne from the city three years ago and I was concerned about the quality of education. To my surprise it has been every bit as challenging as NY schools and I feel that the extra space allows for a greater number of activities. I highly recommend it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been to this school ever since 1st grade and I will never go to a diiferent school.I enjoy the students teachers & principles.Mrs.Mercun is the best principle and I won't want a diiferent principle.I love you!

  • (8 years ago)

    Im writing this to tell you that you are the best principle but sometimes i feel bored in school the teachers are great but one he is very boring i dont get anything he says but other then that midtown is the best!W hen I go to bhs next year i would say I am from mcs with pride and succeed my goals because of midtown. Not only am I going to mcs but the teachers have encouraged me that I can be the best and I can be what I dream of being! you are the best principle anyone can ask for! but you do need more dances

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a very nice school to have your children go to. The teachers and other staff are all very well trained and very organized when it come to the education and well being for the children. I have leaned this first hand.

  • (10 years ago)

    Two of my children have attended midtown community school. My eldest began in the first grade and my middle child is now in the second grade. For the most part I have had nothing but positive experiences with the staff and faculty of midtown. The climate of the school is positive and geared towards the overall growth of our children. Whenever I have had any concerns they have been met with equal concern from both the teachers and administration. I appreciate the learning environment fostered by this dedicated staff. The success of our students is their priority. It is appreciated. Thank you.

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