School Details

Pohatcong School

240 Rte 519, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 859-8155
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-8 & ungraded 356 students 9 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

49%
49%
66%
82%
82%
78%

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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
65%
59%
73%
73%
78%
90%
90%
90%

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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
61%
80%
80%
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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
78%
66%
85%
85%
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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
70%
65%
48%
48%
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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
92%
82%
67%
67%
69%
96%
96%
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
  • Pohatcong Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pohatcong School is a public middle school in Pohatcong Township. The principal of Pohatcong School is Mr Daniel Patton, who can be contacted at dpatton@pohatcong.org. 356 students attend Pohatcong School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 18% of the 356 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pohatcong School is 9:1. Alpha School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 90%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
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 18% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Pros - Very caring & safe environment. School facilities are keep very clean and well maintained - still looks new. Layout of school keeps the big kids nicely separate from little ones. Great school wide initiatives strengthen community. Cons - needs full day kindergarten strengthened communications with entire township (not just parents) more after- school opportunities a bonus would be summer programs.

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from pohatcong township. The school set me up for success in high school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school small classes caring teachers proactive administrative team. My child enjoys everyday in her class.

  • (2 years ago)

    I heard that some parents are saying Pohatcong School is not doing a good job. I was so saddened to hear anyone would say a bad thing about that school or the teachers. All my children still go back to visit. They fondly think of Pohatcong and know they are very fortunate to have gone to such a great and loving school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great school the teachers care about the kids and the kids love going there. The teachers and administrators are very open and genuinely like the students. Bravo!

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of our children attended Pohatcong. My husband and I are very proactive when it comes to education. Our son graduated from Rutgers University and our daughter from American University. My son still credits his 1st grade teacher for his love of reading. My daughter says her 7/8 grade teacher has been the standard for all her other teachers. Thank you Pohatcong for giving them such a strong foundation.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the small classrooms and that it goes from K-8.

  • (8 years ago)

    Very pleased with this school. We have 4 children go thru and all enjoyed the experience. Teachers and administrators are easy to communicate with and top notch. We would recommend any with kids to attend this school.

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