School Details

Carl Sandburg Middle School

3439 Route 516, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
(732) 360-4400
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1180 students 12 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

71%
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66%
77%
77%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Old Bridge Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
65%
64%
67%
64%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Old Bridge Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
88%
82%
76%
74%
69%
82%
85%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 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 2013
  • Old Bridge Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Carl Sandburg Middle School is a public middle school in Brownville. The principal of Carl Sandburg Middle School is Mr Joseph Marinzoli and can be contacted at joseph.marinzoli@obps.org. 1,180 children attend Carl Sandburg Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the Carl Sandburg Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 23% of the 1,180 students here have subsidized lunches.The class size at Carl Sandburg Middle School is 25, and the ratio of students to teachers is 12:1. Middlesex County Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 65%
Asian 20% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 17%
Hispanic 13% 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 16%
Limited English proficiency 2% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is awesome I am mad is the last year here.I had such fn and the teachers Are CARING! I really love this school and I made such good friends.In this school there are so many Groups you can join and be creative with. Officially love music and the music teacher she is amazing.The students themselves end up with a great education if you are looking for a great school in Nj oldbridge COME TO THIS ONE. ~a wonderful student from this school

  • (1 year ago)

    A good school for kid to attend and has absolutely no flaws is the best thing since indoor plumbing

  • (5 years ago)

    So far so good! Excellent staff and Principal. They make learning FUN! My son can't wait for school - diferent child when was in a private school here in Old Bridge. Parents do not waste your money - send them to this school instead. Go to the parent/child orentation for in coming 5th graders - it will have you sold!

  • (5 years ago)

    It's my son's first year in Sandburg and he loves it. He made more friends and academically he's in good standing. Thank you for all the staff for the warm welcome you gave the 6th graders.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has a great principal and 2 great vice principals

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel that Sandburg really is a excellent school forit's great staff and teachers. Also on how they respect the students and parents in a very good manner.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love sandburg! there are sooo many things to do and the teachers care

  • (7 years ago)

    Love Sandburg some great teachers

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is big very big. However it is run very well by teachers who really care about the kids. We are enjoying all this school has to offer. There are many activities for the kids. My 6th grader loves it. Go Cougars!

  • (7 years ago)

    Its a great school. I love it! Im soo glad I go to this school. My teachers are great andd theres so many activities

  • (7 years ago)

    Carl Sandburg is a great school the Principal is awesome (he seems to really cares for his students) and his staff is just as good. The only thing I would love to see is the school raising the standard and really challenge the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has many choices of activties although I have complants (most students do) I believe that the over-all school is nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    greatest school ever. Ever sinced i moved i always wanted to go back. I love that school and would go back to see my old pals anyday

  • (9 years ago)

    Its a great school and my kids love it there.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a mixture of many different student types although the majority is made of competitive high-achievers. The teachers here are competetent and well-liked and the students enjoy the extracurricular activities. There is a terrific variety of all sorts of clubs and there is something for every type of student here. Parent involvement is very high and though the curriculum is a bit under my standard it is very well-rounded and taught well.

  • (9 years ago)

    My Children and I loved this school!

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