School Details

John A. Carusi Middle School

315 Roosevelt Dr, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 667-1220
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 936 students 13 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 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
  • Cherry Hill Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
72%
65%
71%
76%
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
  • Cherry Hill Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
89%
82%
78%
83%
69%
81%
89%
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
  • Cherry Hill Public Schools average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

John A. Carusi Middle School is a public middle school in Cherry Hill Mall. The principal of John A. Carusi Middle School is Dr Kirk Rickansrud, whose e-mail is krickansrud@chclc.org. 936 students attend John A. Carusi Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the John A. Carusi Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 29% of the 936 students here get reduced lunch prices.The class size at John A. Carusi Middle School is 21, and the ratio of students to teachers is 13:1. Harry B Kellman Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 70%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 15%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Asian 13% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.009%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 13%
Limited English proficiency 1% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm a parent of an 8th grade student at Carussi. I'm also a Guidance Counselor at another school. My son loves Carussi. He's an average student and the teachers Guidance Counselor and Administration have been working with him to do well. It's a very good school with a majority of faculty members who really care and help the kids.

  • (12 months ago)

    My daughter started 6th grade in Carusi this year and although I get the usual complaints about homework she is doing well. The school staff seems enthusiastic about teaching the children and the principal is personable.

  • (1 year ago)

    I love this school and my daughter has done fantastic here! The Administrative team and Guidance Counselor are caring and helpful. I feel bad for the student who was "bullied" but they obviously never reported it. I find them to be on the ball with stuff. My child wears jeans and t-shirts everyday because she wants to and no one else has ever said two words to her. The teachers will either come in early stay late or help the students during their lunch break if they need help. My only complaint is at some of the dances the girls wear inappropriate attire. However I place all the blame on the parents for letting them look like street walkers!

  • (3 years ago)

    i just started at carusi this year in 6th grade and I LOVE IT! oh my gosh the atmosphere is amazing and i have tons of friends. everything is great except for the fact that the teachers scream at me to get away from my friends lockers and go to class everything is. if you think it is not a good school THERE MUST BE SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH YOUR HEAD. plus i am on student council. dont mess with me. GO MUSTANGS!

  • (3 years ago)

    I went to Carusi Middle School for sixth grade. My sixth grade experience was horrible. What I hated the most about Carusi is that the teachers always listen to your conversations during class and give you no privacy when you're trying just to talk to a friend. The students aren't that friendly either. I was one of the students who couldn't really afford cool looking clothes from big brand stores so I got teased and bullied for wearing the same clothes over and over. I got called poor and other horrible names the teachers did nothing about this they just didn't care. If you are a parent reading this I would not reccomend you send your child to Carusi Middle School.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Carusi. I am new this year. Everyone welcomed me. My teachers are very nice and do anything they can to help my classmates. What I really like is that we have five different exploratories. They are music computers art communications skill and first century skills. We take each for two months. I think that was a great idea because we get to do all of them by the end of the school year. Every class is 50 minutes. We could also check our grades online anytime we want. That keeps the parents informed with their child's grade. Go Mustangs!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers enthusiastic and caring about the students. There is a sense of family in the atmosphere. Both of my childeren and many of my friends childeren have gone to Carusi. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    Not impressed.There is absolutely no discipline in this school. The students can pretty much do say and wear whatever they want. As far as the 'zero tolerance' when it comes to violence-not true.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers really care about students. A great place.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is my childs first year at this school. She attended Clara Barton from 1-5 grade and it was a Very positive experience. I was anxious for her to move on to middle school. I attended all the school meetings so far have spoken at length with all the principals and Asst principals. They are absolutely in a class by themselves! They are ALL focused on the kids and they are very active in ALL phases of the entire school. They know many students by first name and the kids respond to their interest which makes it a very positive environment. I have made it a point to meet all my childs teachers and it was clear immediately that all of them are first rate. The music dept is highly recommended as my child plays violin in the orchestra. I HIGHLY recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Excellent administrative team. Many terrific and enthusiastic teachers but a few who should leave the profession and find something else to do. Lots of extracurriculars really something for everyone. Working hard to raise the level of achievement for the lower end kids. Really should be trying harder to meet the needs of the higher end kids.

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