William Annin Middle School

70 Quincy Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 204-2610
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1408 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Bernards Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
64%
90%
90%
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
  • Bernards Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
97%
80%
95%
95%
72%
96%
96%
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
  • Bernards Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

William Annin Middle School is a public middle school in Bernards Township. The principal of William Annin Middle School is Ms Karen Hudock, who can be contacted at khudock@bernardsboe.com. 1,408 students attend William Annin Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 1% of the 1,408 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at William Annin Middle School is 11:1. St James School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 74%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 19%
Asian 18% %
Multiracial 1% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.07% 0.04%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I would like to add a note about the school dances. I really like the idea of my daughter participating in these programs organized by the school. They are well structured and facilitated with the intention of providing the children with a positive social experience. Moreover my child and her friends enjoy them.

  • (1 year ago)

    We are so disappointed we moved our daughter from a nice private school in Basking Ridge to this hideous place. We did it to help our daughter get acclimated before moving on to the public high school. But this school is run like a jail crowded and cold with a very unfriendly environment. There is not enough lab space for all the students so my daughter has a virtual "lab". The academics are a whole year behind her last school! Not what I expected at all based on earlier reviews but some of these reviews go back years. Things change and this school certainly has. Next year we are moving our daughter back to private school where we know she'll receive a good education in a learning-friendly environment. I've been told the high school is better but I don't think we'll chance making the same mistake twice.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been listening to a 6 grade student talking about the school dances that William Annin organizes. I wouldn't be published if I mentioned what goes on among 11 year old students but I can only say that it saddens me to hear that steps towards the oldest profession in the world are being taken. Money/paying is also involved. God help us our child will be entering the school one day...

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is great but not for the fast paced Kids. Teaching is very slow and focused on the slower kids which is entirely okay but annoying for the kids who do not need to stay on the same topic for 3 days. The dress code is a little over the top and it depends on who is breaking the dress code. A quiet reserved kid wearing shorts that are 6 Inches over the middle of the knee will not get in trouble but a loud kid will get penalized for having it 3 inches and a cm over the middle of the knee. ( the rule is 3 inches from middle of knee cap). School is to big with 500 kids in 1 single grade. There is no what so ever personal education ( except for kids who are in support classes). The school is GREAT for a public school but is not the ideal school for many but will do.

  • (6 years ago)

    We moved to this district almost 2 years ago. This middle school is amazing. 2 periods per day devoted to 'Language Arts' -- one specific to Communications Arts an one to English. Cycle (i.e. electives) are amazing. Computers robotics cooking art photography more. Online access to all grades and h/w assignments. Everyone wants the kids to succeed; no one is overlooked. Clubs and sports after school if you want them. Latin Japanese Italian Spanish and French offered too. Kids too advanced for the math curriculum are sent to the high school for their class. What more can you ask for?

  • (6 years ago)

    I believe William Annin is a great Middle School to attend. There is such a variety of of after school clubs teaching techniques and electives that a student really does enjoy school. The staff tries to keep a safe and happy environment for the students and are always concerned. William Annin is great!

  • (7 years ago)

    the teachersw are awsome at this school but the racial thing is really big here. like if ur a different race other then caucasian u get made off thats one of the reasons i dont like this school and espacilly african american population in the school there are very very few africans and the ones there are always get singled out or there names get mixed up by teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    My child entered Middle school totally unprepared.In just a year I see such a remarkable change in her focus at school and all the extracurricular activities.Terrific teachers and the administration does a fabulous job as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    I moved into the district this year and this middle school is amazing. Rules keep the kids inline so disruptions do not get in the way of teaching. Teachers are clear and organized; many use the web to post assignments and all are quickly accessible by e*mail. They're always available for extra help too. The principal is a great speaker at PTO meetings; he is helpful and approachable. Everyone is concerned for the whole child. It is a welcoming and nurturing environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    William Annin Middle School provides a great atmosphere where students can thrive. As a 7th grader at WAMS I acknoledge the fact that WAMS offers various extra-curricular activities. Students can attend the chess club the Asian culture club and the many language clubs. If a students needs an extra-help session the homework club is always available. When students are assigned research projects the media center offers eclectic sources to gather information from. Students can excel at anything they please with hard work and dedication. William Annin has one of the best sports teams of any middle school in New Jersey. Few schools can boast of academic excellence as well as achievement in a variety of sports. These many factors have led me to the conclusion that it is a privelege to attend such a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son is a 6th grader at WAMS. In general I think this is a fairly good school. However it is very large and impersonal. I would also agree with an earlier comment that there is a lot of bullying that goes unchecked. Most of the teachers seem to be pretty good - my son's English teacher is fabulous.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is in the 6th grade at William Annin and the academics are amazing. My one concern is that there is a lot of bullying that goes on that is not dealt with by the teachers or faculty. In today's day and age you would not expect this at a school of this stature but it continues to go on. The principle is very inactive in the school but I agree with the earlier comments from a parent that the assistant principles and teachers do make up for this.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is very large. It is very impersonal. They separate neighborhood shildren into different schools. The elite and the needed receive all the resources. The average student is left to their own survival skills.

  • (10 years ago)

    I fell this school is one of the best schools around. The teacher's do not miss a beat. They are there for the kids all of the time. I can go into the school ( of 500+ 7th graders alone)to find them knowing where my son is and which hallway he will be walking down at the change of class without looking it up. I find that amazing. It really is a hands on school. I love how all of the parents are very involved. The teachers and staff provide so many opportunities for the kids and strict discipline.

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