School Details

Melvin H Kreps School

5 Kent Lane, East Windsor, NJ 08520
(609) 443-7767
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 1233 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

76%
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67%
85%
85%
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
  • East Windsor Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
74%
64%
75%
75%
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
  • East Windsor Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
80%
72%
72%
72%
86%
86%
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
  • East Windsor Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Melvin H Kreps School is a public middle school in East Windsor. The principal of Melvin H Kreps School is Ms Lori Stein and can be contacted at lstein@ewrsd.k12.nj.us. 1,233 students go to Melvin H Kreps School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Melvin H Kreps School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 1,233 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Melvin H Kreps School is 11:1. Thomas R Grover Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 43% 42%
Hispanic 27% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 18%
Asian 17% %
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Multiracial 0.2% 0%
Pacific Islander 0.09% 0.02%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 28%
Limited English proficiency 3% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My both kids attend the Melvin H Kreps school. My daughter is junior in college and she did very well in her high school as well in college. My son got great knowledge from this school. School is excellent The teachers coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The Interscholastic Sports program is really good the coaches put lot of effort. I am very impressed and I'm very happy that my both kids got excellent knowledge wonderful and pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.

  • (1 year ago)

    Melvin H. Kreps Middle School is staffed with some of the most talented and hard- working professionals I have ever met. That being said it is also run by the most corrupt incapable and downright abusive set of administrators. The administration which promotes a no- tolerance anti- bullying policy is completely guilty of bullying their teachers-- sending them threats both verbally and via email "demerits" after walk- throughs micro- managing every aspect of the classroom and school environment (You must log into Genesis by 7 20 AM each morning or you will be punished). However there is no solidarity amongst the administrators; one person will tell you to do one thing and another will tell you that you're doing that exact same thing wrong. Ask any of the teachers here and they will tell you how much they absolutely cannot stand the totalitarian dictatorship that "runs" this school. Worst of all this model of fear and intimidation is not even effective. All it does it burn out great teachers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent staff. ...great school. ...big improvement . Am happy that my children aare a part of this school

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my children went to this school my son is now a junior in Hightstown High school and my daughter is a freshman They both did very well in this school.They were on the honor roll. The teachers were great and very accessible with the grade portal. The kids are all very nice my son was in 7th grade when he started there and the children were very welcoming. There is no bullying or fighting.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is graduating from this school next month. Kreps school is an excellent school. The teachers coaches and administrative staff are excellent. The music program is really good they put on a great show for the parents. I am very impressed and I'm happy that my daughter was able to have a pleasant middle school experience at Kreps.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great School overall. Excellent teachers and a very involved principal. My child is in eighth grade. Good experience with teachers and staff so far. They have good programs like gifted and talented Math Count and advanced programs for science and math.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pleasant surprise...i was afraid for many negative comments but the school has many good programs and the email interaction between teachers/parents is just the best i've seen

  • (5 years ago)

    Our child just finished the 7th grade and our experience to date has been mixed. To be challenged and surrounded by 'good' students (with multiple meanings of the word 'good' intended) it helps to have your child in the advanced classes; or they can end up just going through the program. We've had some teachers that have been stellar and others that just haven't been able to connect with the students. It seems essential to have your child involved in activities like Band to help group them with other students that are 'engaged' and not just coasting through. By surrounding your child with similar students they have a better chance of excelling. No regrets with our child attending here but advice is to have them get involved with activities early on even if they're not initially inclined to do so.

  • (5 years ago)

    last year was my last year at Drew it is an amazing school with decent expectations. Of the 6 years I have been at that school I have had the most wonderful teachers! I think they could have chosen a better principle for the drew school but that is just my opinion.Overall the drew school is an exeptional place!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school has a weak Language Arts program and more should be done to help student advance in this area. Also a debate team would be nice to have it will help student advance in high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at MHK and I think the school is good. I'm in seventh grade and I nkow my way around. It is true that they let good teachers go but all together it's a good school

  • (6 years ago)

    The school let go of some of their best teachers and changed their curriculum. Since the change the school has gone downhill and they no longer teach Grammar. Sad to say its not a very good school.

  • (6 years ago)

    Melvin H Kreps is a very good school - my older daughter attended it - received a great education and a lot of awards at the end of 8th grade. She applied to and was accepted into the very Prestigious Peddie School. It was a tough process and she got through with ease after all the great job done by the teachers at Kreps. Kudos - Good Job - Keep it up. She also participated in all the school plays and learned so much throughout her 3 years there. My younger son is there now and LOVES it too!! This is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm not a huge fan of this school. My son is going on to 7th grade this year however I felt that the all the teachers did is send homework home. There was project after project in his Reading class where do you have time to learn if your just doing project after project? Was learning about plays in Reading necessary? Was reading 'The Cay' which most of it was in a different language altogether necessary? There are far better classic stories out there to read instead of trying to grasp a story that was done mostly in an accent where you couldn't understand. My son hated his first experience at a new school he was just out of elementary but instead of treating them as such it seemed the teachers treated them like the first year of college.

  • (7 years ago)

    Kreps is an awesome school. The academics and activities support us very well.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son graduated this year from Kreps. He was in all honors type classes all three years and had very highly motivated teachers.He is an athlete and played a sport all three years. He had many teachers that motivated my son to perform at his very best in class. He will be attending highschool this year and I feel confident that his education at Kreps will prepare him for the honors track that he has chosen to do. My other son will be attending 6th grade at Kreps this years and I have only positive things to share with him. I am happy he will receive a good education at Kreps.

  • (9 years ago)

    Huge varying opinions. Students are not taught as if they will 'someday attend college' nor are they sought out here by Private schools. My oldest graduated from and now my youngest will and I have seen the decline in a mere 4 yrs. Altho teachers are mostly eager to teach they do what they do to get by & not much more. Like a past student said 'they dont teach enough to prepare kids for the high school'. My child is an A+ student but there is nothing to challenge- so the A+ is meaningless. My opinion- buy a smaller house in a tougher district or be prepared to send to pvt school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school especially academics.

  • (9 years ago)

    Students are well behaved in the classroom for the most part. Teaching is mostly lecture style. Students are all taught as if they will someday attend college. Many students are sought out to go to local private high schools. High expectations are met by some students and not others. Intrinsic motivation of students is lacking. More Latino support is needed based on the demographics of the townships (E.Windsor and Hightstown). Staff is hard working and devoted to helping students who are serious about their education. Parent involvement is average. Many opportunities offerred for extracurricular activites including intramurals.

  • (9 years ago)

    I just graduated from Kreps this year. The teachers are really great and nice but I believe they don't teach good enough for us to be prepared for high school. I believe that they taught us a lot for the GEPAS. I don't like the fact that there are not enough after-school activities. This school was full of surprises but I`m glad to be going to hightstown high school this fall.

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