School Details

Leonia Middle School

500 Broad Avenue, Leonia, NJ 07605
(201) 302-5200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 477 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

80%
80%
66%
92%
92%
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
  • Leonia School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
65%
84%
84%
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
  • Leonia School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
82%
83%
83%
69%
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
  • Leonia School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Leonia Middle School is a public middle school in Leonia. The principal of Leonia Middle School is Dr Nicholas Bernice, who can be contacted at bernice@leoniaschools.org. 477 children attend Leonia Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the Leonia Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 477 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Leonia Middle School is 9:1. Number 2 Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 38% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 36% 39%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 38%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Multiracial 0.9% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 10%
Limited English proficiency 9% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Leonia schools have been falling in rank for the past few years. Your child will fall behind if you don't follow up. The amount of students are increasing due to the increase of students coming from Edgewater and classes get filled up quickly and as a result your child may end up in a lesser level of courses. I don't really care for the current Administration. Once Mr. Josefesberg left it has been down hill. I am not happy about the Middle School current Administration. They are there to collect salaries and unfortunately our children pay the price. I am seriously considering moving out of Leonia after 20 years of residency. Leonia schools are not what they used to be.

  • (1 year ago)

    I like the school and all and it's not bad but the way the school's system is organized is a complete mess. I already miss my old school and if you think about moving here don't. The school is like a Jenga crossword jigsaw Rubix labyrinth word search 3-D puzzle inter-dimensional Hogwarts Half-Blood Camp Hunger Games in Narnia with a map that is reversed in all directions. The only way you can find your way around here is asking someone or having previous experience. There are many rough (sometimes violent) occasions in the hallways and sometimes the fight eventually bumps into you. The only reason I came here was to see how New Jersey was like and so far my mind tells me to move next year. So if you want to go to this school ignore most of the good reviews and stick to the criticisms.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is an excellent school that helps students strive to do their best in all subjects and also emotionally physically and spiritually. As a past student I highly recommend this school as well as its teachers and staff. I now attend Bergen Academies a top magnet high school in the country.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am very pleased to see the proactive measures taken by the administration in regards to past discipline issues. I can frankly say that I am thrilled with the level of education and rigor at the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is very good. All they need to do is work on the teacher quality a little bit

  • (6 years ago)

    Although the portfolio classes are quite good the regular classes are boring and some of the teachers act as though they don't like teaching. The pricipal treats the children like prisoners.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a whole I feel it is a good school with some wonderful teachers that truly inspire and love teaching. This year the principal has changed and there have been some new rules that have been implemented.

  • (7 years ago)

    I consider LMS has a good curriculum for students and also provide a safe environment for students. I do not have major complaints

  • (8 years ago)

    Kids generally come from the Leonia public elementary school and are not prepared well for the Middle School environment. Academics are up to grade level with nothing special compared to ACS. Discipline at the school is lacking and creates a hard environment for the kids to learn. My child did not find enough extra curricular activities other than sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    this is a beautiful school building. The principal is as nice as can be and they seem to be doing great work in the classrooms.

  • (11 years ago)

    LMS has done wonders for my child. The teachers guidance dept and case workers in the school have turned a failing student into a student that now brings home A's and B's. They really do care!

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
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