School Details

Phillipsburg Middle School

525 Warren Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 454-5577
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 578 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

52%
52%
67%
70%
70%
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
  • Phillipsburg School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
55%
64%
64%
64%
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
  • Phillipsburg School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
72%
80%
47%
47%
72%
70%
70%
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
  • Phillipsburg School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Phillipsburg Middle School is a public middle school in Phillipsburg. The principal of Phillipsburg Middle School is Mr Richard Kistler, who can be contacted at kistler.richard@pburgsd.net. 578 children attend Phillipsburg Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Phillipsburg Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 578 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Phillipsburg Middle School is 9:1. Sts Philip & James School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 67%
Asian 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 13%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Multiracial 0.3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 51%
Limited English proficiency 1% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Not a very good school a majority of the teachers are nice and have great personalities but honestly the students can be very rude and nasty and this is coming from a 11th grader who went to this school. Some students can be very nice and thoughtful but during my time here barley even half the students were respectful. Not to mention the school has very low test scores for the past 5+ years. And lots of kids in this school get picked on. I mean there are only about 5-7 school programs like BTV and stuff. But the school is decently accounted for and there is a swimming pool there that the kids can use.

  • (4 years ago)

    i love you dakota and quentin ) frm ur cousin lizzyy..... o and btw this school is AWESOME!!!!! ) <3 it.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have to be honest my daughter began her education in Phillipsburg after attending a prestige Christian school. The curriculum in the school was not challenging enough so basically she took that year off no studying etc. Her work habits become horrible and she has gone from high honor roll to being average. Along with the sub standard education they have no money in the budget for any sports or specialized programs. If we are so economically depressed then why are my taxes so high and the schools teachers and children are suffering?

  • (10 years ago)

    My oldest son started the Phillipsburg Middle School in seventh grade. He had been attending a local private school. When he arrived at PMS he found the math was far more rigerous than what he was used to at his old school. The school not only caught him up but he scored a 1300 on the old SAT at the end of seventh grade! Exellent band choir famous published english teacher(s) excellent drama club strong athletic programs and a strong school spirit! Great school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I remember the Phillipsburg Middle school when part of it held the preschool students. The middle school students respected the tots and helped them. My daughter attended the preschool and then was a 6th grade student. She found the teachers very open-minded and teachers helped you with studys and your problems. The curriculum for the grade levels helped students to be knowledgable to enter today's life styles. The school staff was very helpful likewise the school board sometimes they didn't agree but would try to solve your problem. In overall the middle school is a good school and they do treat each student with respect as long as the student shows it in return.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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