School Details

Samuel E Shull Middle School

380 Hall Avenue, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
(732) 376-6060
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 5-8 & ungraded 31 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
61%
55%
57%
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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
34%
66%
65%
55%
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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
33%
65%
35%
30%
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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
58%
82%
30%
35%
69%
50%
51%
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
  • Perth Amboy School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Samuel E Shull Middle School is a public middle school in Perth Amboy. The principal of Samuel E Shull Middle School is Mr. Michael Heidelberg, whose e-mail is michheidelberg@paps.net. 31 students attend Samuel E Shull Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Samuel E Shull Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 67% of the 31 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Samuel E Shull Middle School is 11:1. Perth Amboy Catholic School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 86% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 66%
Limited English proficiency 14% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Despite what people say about this school it's one of the best. I'm sure many would disagree with me. However the teachers there are devoted to their students. There is tremendous Shull School pride. For the 2013-2014 School Year also Standard Operating Procedures were enacted by the new Principal Michael Heidelberg. This is a great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    WORST SCHOOL EVER do not bring your children to this school so many things happen through the year like bomb threats gangs drugs fights etc. I've been to this school and it was the worst four years of my life. It's not a safe place for education!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a safe school and a friendly environment for your child. Now that they have a new principal this school is safer more fun and has a lot of fun activities for your child!!! Shull school is #1!!!! Shull school has no fights tremendous staff marvelous students a extravagant principal and vice principal and for lunch has a healthy lunch.They have a salad bar and they have a vending machine for children to use in case they get hungry and their teachers let them eat food in class. I love everything about Shull school and I honestly don't think Shull school needs to improve that much the only thing that should improve at this school is the temperature of the classes so make sure to provide your child with a shall school sweater. Thank You that is all folks!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    the chicken was so very good. the best i have had in so many years.

  • (7 years ago)

    this school is da best.go shull!!

  • (8 years ago)

    I have a 7th grader in this school. He's in the schools GT program. Teacher involvement/level of care is good; for most part. More has to be done about funding and classroom space.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm the parent of a 5th grader at Shull School and I am quite disappointed. The Principal has many plans but no money or resources to implement them. The teachers although qualified are lacking in drive. The staff seems to possess a general 'it's not my job' mentality. There are plenty of after school and early morning programs but the school is severely overcrowded. During each lunch period half of the students eat while half play and wait for the lunchroom/auditorium to clear so that they can eat. The school fence is in disrepair and the children hang out of it and jump through it.(It is 6 ft off the ground in some spots.) Parent involvement is minimal the teachers do not attempt to communicate and are surprised if you do. It's a shame that it's the only public school for our 5-6th.

  • (10 years ago)

    My child has a great time at this school. He says he is being challenged. Last year he was in a Catholic School and now that he is in a public school he says he thinks its harder. Which I think is great!

  • (11 years ago)

    I have one child in this school and seems ok with it. It's the only 5-6 grade in the city to go to. Principals are helpful office adminstration is polite. The school has high standard education but might not be the best for students level. Low state test scores to prove it. There are 28 students in my childs classroom. Teachers seems to need helper/assistants so that the students can achieve. More parent/teacher/adminstration involvement needed. The school needs more helpers in the morning and afterschool programs.

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