School Details

Sampson G Smith School

1649 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 873-2800
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-6 & ungraded 1160 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

49%
49%
61%
72%
72%
80%

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
  • Franklin Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
66%
68%
68%
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
  • Franklin Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sampson G Smith School is a public middle school in Franklin Township. The principal of Sampson G Smith School is Ms Eileen Brett, whose e-mail is ebrett@franklinboe.org. 1,160 children attend Sampson G Smith School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Sampson G Smith School students are "limited in English proficiency." 45% of the 1,160 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sampson G Smith School is 10:1. Franklin Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 43% 39%
Hispanic 26% 23%
Asian/Pacific Islander 16% 19%
Asian 15% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% 17%
Multiracial 0.3% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45% 38%
Limited English proficiency 3% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Im a 6th grade student at this school and I think it's amazing. The teachers are nice and helpful and always care about their students. the only thing is that many kids arnt the nicest. Every one can make friends at this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This a great school. The teachers genuinely care about the students. The school has rules in place to ensure that the students are safe at all times. They communicate with parents in an efficient manner and are always happy to address any concerns that parents may have. My son loves his school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I would recommend that the principal should have a little talk with the securities staff. Most of them are not NICE (toward students and parents). They act like they are somebody who running school system.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have mixed feelings about this school. On the one hand my daughters teacher is absolutely amazing he motivates educates and cares deeply about teaching his students. On the other hand there are many children here from deprived and undisciplined homes and unfortunately the discipline here just isn't adequate. The head believes in second third and even 15th chances and this means that the teachers have no authority to affect change. Without consequences why should kids behave. It's a shame the potential is there and the school could be so much more. The arts programs here are great and the kids put on some shows that demonstrate real enthusiasm and willingness to participate. Hats off to the staff that makes these things happen.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is neutral. The students here cause lots drama and extra thiings to the class. i would know that because my son has told me all about. But what keeps the school at 2 stars are the amazing teachers who give lots of help and support.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had a bad experience troughout the 5th grade .My son was constantly tormented by a group of bullies and though several students testified for it there was no concrete steps taken to prevent it from he school authorities.The counseller in fact at one point suggested tat I talk to the bullie's parents ! What keeps it going for the school is the excellent teaching staff.particularly a 6th grade teacher Mr.Alfred Raya who was fortunatley my son's teacher.A fine teacher and an excellent motivator.

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Overall score

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