School Details

Long Branch Middle School

350 Indiana Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
(732) 229-5533
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 943 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

38%
38%
67%
58%
58%
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
  • Long Branch School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

41%
41%
64%
46%
46%
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
  • Long Branch School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
61%
80%
51%
51%
72%
55%
55%
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
  • Long Branch School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Long Branch Middle School is a public middle school in Long Branch. The principal of Long Branch Middle School is Mr Michael Viturello and can be contacted at mviturello@longbranch.k12.nj.us. 943 students attend Long Branch Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Long Branch Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 943 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Long Branch Middle School is 9:1. Maple Place Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 48% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0.5% %
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 69%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I recently received updates on LBMS due to the fact that I have already posted a review and cant believe the few (and I mean few) reviews that portray this school in a flattering light. To claim that this school deserves 5 stars because of how it was in the 70's and 80's is a bit absurd. And to give a positive rating from the views of a staff member is also inaccurate considering they're a large part of the problem. True your education is what you make of it. Which is why my child does very well in school. That does NOT mean that this school staff or administration deserve ANY credit for her success. It is all HER accomplishment with the help of her parents. Your child CAN do well and learn it just wont be easy OR pleasant. And you and your child will be going it alone.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student at LBMS and this school is absolutely horrible. I am on the leadership floor i am honors and i have many after school programs. Not all but some of the teachers have no control over the classroom. One of my friends says all he does in reading is sit there and chatter. Is this the kind of education you want for your child. The biggest incident i was sitting next to my friends who were arguing and i the bystander got hit in the head and was gushing blood. The guidance counselor did not even ask if i was okay. she sent me and my friend who headbutted me to walk to the nurses office w/o an adult. This injury got me 9 stitches.DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM. YOU CAN DO BETTER. LOOK AT THIS RATING COME ON MAN

  • (4 years ago)

    its horrible and the teachers have no patience at all.the school is run by a bunch of morons. and the alternative school where they should have even more patience have none at all.the school is for children that have different problems some need smaller classes some need more PATIENCE and they dont have any of that. one teacher kicked a student nice right.thats where we send our children and they get abused.or sent home for doing small things that can be fixed by the staff.instead they throw them to the side like garbage.i would not recommend this school system to anyone.so what we have alot of things for the kids to get into like sports and clubs.its all for nothing if the staff is no good.the middle school and alternative school are the worse school we have here.seems like after k-5 it goes down hill. sad but very true!!!! for the teachers they get 0 for no patience and lack of control.principal leadership def. a 0. I DO MY JOB NOW THEY NEED TO DO THEIRS.THESE TEACHERS GET PAID BIG BUCKS FOR WHAT?? TO HAVE NO PATIENCE?NO CONTROL? SHAME ON LB SCHOOLS

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended LB Junior High and Senior High Schools in the 1970's; my three children attended both schools LB has the best curriculum sports students teachers staff in Monmouth County. We are the best. My son is a para-professional with the LB Board of Education he's been at the JFS Gregory Lenna Conrow LB Middle School LB High School Audrey Clark and he loves it. The schools the kids his co-workers and the administration.

  • (6 years ago)

    ok no school is perfect and lbms proves that. However that doesnt mean that us students dont get a good education. A lot of people involved with the school including parents and students say that the school is going on a downward spiral and always will be and then they usually put in something about our bad test scores. But this is how I think of it The students in our school that are motivated and want to get a good education usually do and the students who dont care about getting a good education dont recieve the results that the motivated students get.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Long Branch Middle School. I have gone to LBPS for a very long time now. I am in the honors programs and the sports programs and to be perfectly honest I do not find the school to be that great. Im mean dont get me wrong the school has its places it does very well in but its not enough. For example I have heard parents say that they send there children here because of the wrestling team who are division champions for the 5 year in a row. In my opinion I do not belive the great wrestling team is worth risking your childs education on. As many people have heard our test scores have been low for a long time now. Thats not the students fault its the staff's fault. A good teacher should intrige there students so they want to learn. Many-teachers-at-this-school-dont-care-enough-to-make-there-student-want-to-learn-they-are-just-waiting-for-there-next-paycheck. So-if-you-are-thinking-of-putting-your-child-in-LBMS-please-for-the-sake-of-your-child-recansider.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers are very hands on all of the staff is trying to make the bet student body possible. Not all students are willing to learn.

  • (10 years ago)

    The LBMS has been identified by the State Department of Education as a school in crisis -- failing to make progress etc. and liable to a state takeover if things continue their downward spiral. In response the administration has gutted the extracurricular programs the foreign language programs electives and virtually everything else in a desparate attempt to increase test scores before the State steps in. For the sake of your children examine the test scores the NCLBA status the (low) percentage of Highly Qualified Teachers the remedial-level curriculum etc. before allowing your children to attend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    Hello I am a 7th grader at LBMS accelerated classes and this is the best school I have ever been to. I've been to private schools etc but by far this is the best. Yes we have some fights but thats only in the lower 'iq' or not as challenged classes. Otherwise our school is multicultural with close to or over 1 000 students (lol i dont know). Almost everyone has friends here no bullies and the best teachers ever. My teachers are Mr.Hegerich Ms.Hoyle Ms.Wilson Ms.Wuesthoff Coach.Simon and Ms.Stavola. They are all real great teachers and are all devoted to helping us if we need help. This is my favorite school. Also all our schools are being rebuilt. The new LBMS opens in 2005-2006 (a $72million project). The highschool will have a state of the art football/rec field and a swimming pool. This is my favorite school and I love it.

  • (10 years ago)

    I am sorry to say that when I moved to Long Branch back in 1997 it was a huge mistake! As another parent said. The lower grade schools are just fine. The middle school now thats a whole different ball game! My daughter went from an honor student to almost failing the 6th grade. Ex 1st marking period a 97 in math 2nd a 70. And not one phone call one progress report nothing sent home to even let me know there was a problem. Teachers & parents have to work together. Why is that not happening at LBMS? The kids have taken over this school 110% with the fighting foul mouths dress codes not adhered to. Teachers are playing referee more than educating. Show up any day at the end of school and you will see for yourself! Or better yet check out the scores of these kids. We are way below state average in everything!

  • (10 years ago)

    LBMS is quite frankly the worst school in this district. The elementary schools are fantastic and deserve an A+ (well except for Anastasia). However once the children attend LBMS expect the worst. This school's leadership principal secretaries and vice principals don't seem to support the family unit at all. To me they seem tired unfriendly and there only for the paycheck. From experience it's rough loud chaotic and very unsupportive. They don't work with you. In my honest opinion a beautiful new school won't do much if the adminstration stays the same.

  • (11 years ago)

    In my opinion LBMS has some outstanding extracurricular programs -- particularly Music and Performing Arts. However the school and district suffer from poor leadership and remedial-level classes under the 'Abbott' program (being one of the worst school districts in the State). The rate of student suspensions is far higher than the State average. Parents should investigate the situation at LBMS thoroughly before enrolling their children.

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