School Details

Explore 2000 Middle School

525 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 631-6395
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 46 students 12 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

72%
72%
66%
89%
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
  • Hudson County Vocational School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
65%
72%
72%
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
  • Hudson County Vocational School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
82%
71%
71%
69%
86%
86%
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
  • Hudson County Vocational School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Explore 2000 Middle School is a public middle school in Jersey City. The principal of Explore 2000 Middle School is Mrs Amy Lin-rodriguez, whose e-mail is alin@hcstonline.org. 46 children attend Explore 2000 Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. 35% of the 46 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Explore 2000 Middle School is 12:1. Schomburg Cs is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 29% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 26%
Hispanic 23% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 21% 11%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a great program! The staff are always helpful and the principal is amazing. My kids love going to this school!

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a second year (7th grade) and i am very fond with this school. I am very fond about this school. I learn a lot and even though we don't have homework we still have projects. We have field trips 3 times a MONTH and we have to make so many GREAT projects. To the parents who said HORRIBLE thngs about this school YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY WRONG THIS SCHOOL IS FABULOUS AND IS ALWAYS GIVING US CONTACT. I ALWAYS LEARN IN THIS SCHOOL AND I AM ALWAYS LEARNING SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERYDAY AND I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. They also always have contact with us.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great great greattt school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm in eighth grade at this school and i think that it has definitely changed and not for the better. the school used to be a really great one where i felt like i was really being challenged and learning to my full potential. now almost the entire staff has changed and it's just not the same. we don't learn much and teachers allow the students to basically do whatever we want. the beginning of the school year started out better but all of a sudden we're doing things like 'circle time' where we talk about feelings rather than using that time for our research. and then the teachers wonder why no one has met their deadlines. Explore 2000 needs a lot of work if it wants to get back to the great school it once was.

  • (5 years ago)

    First off I'm a current 8th grader at Explore 2000. Over the pass three years this school has not met my needs and what i had expected in this progran. Coming into this school with out much knowledge made me question wether their teaching method was right for me. I think that this school could do alot better and could step up and be the top school but now this school is at the bottom of my list. The teachers are fine but the way this school is run is not what i want. Many of the students have complained and some have even left i think if the want this school to be the best have will have to make alot of changes.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well I am a 8th grader here at Explore 2000 and i think the program is going downhill. We don't really do anything inside the classes but sit there and talk to our friends. The teachers don't really care what your do as long as you show them anything about what you did that day its fine with them. I am very dissapointed about how this program is turning out. I was looking forward to my last year but now I just can't wait to get pout of here. The teachers need to become more involved and need to challenge us! At this point I feel as I'm back in 7th grade again. PLEASE IMPROVE!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Explore 2000. My daughter is a new student and currently a 6th grader. He desire to learn is increasing everyday. As a educator I know the value of a good school and Explore 2000 is at the top. Parent

  • (5 years ago)

    i am currently a third year(8th grader) at Explore 2000 and I think it is a great school. For the most part the teachers really care about what we learn not just academically but in all aspects of our lives. With project based learning we learn more than just school lessons. We learn life lessons. Also because of the small class sizes and integrated learning we are all like one big family. Everyone knows everybody and it's a really nice atmosphere. We could get more extracurriculars such as sports but this is an overall good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We were very disappointed with this school for various reasons. A big reason was the reluctance to include parents in the teaching process. As pro-active parents of a 12 y.o we expected the school to be much more accountable to us and to value our role in our child's education. Very few memos were sent home about what our kids were doing there were no events that included the parents no contact info was given so we weren't able to contact other parents; website contains nothing of interest or value to parents except photos of the facilitators and students no info about the facilitators or directors no important dates like spring break or the last day of school. I believe my child learned a lot about being independent and doing research and I think the program was very good at one time but def needs improvement!

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