School Details

J Witherspoon Middle School

217 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4270
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 & ungraded 719 students 8 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

90%
90%
67%
92%
92%
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
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
91%
64%
91%
91%
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
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
98%
80%
95%
95%
72%
96%
96%
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
  • Princeton Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

J Witherspoon Middle School is a public middle school in Princeton Township. The principal of J Witherspoon Middle School is Mr Jason Burr, who can be contacted at jason_burr@princetonk12.org. 719 children attend J Witherspoon Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the J Witherspoon Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 11% of the 719 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at J Witherspoon Middle School is 8:1. St Paul 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

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 63%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 16%
Asian 14% %
Hispanic 12% 12%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.4%
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 11% 12%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    i love this school!!!! its great and makes every student feel special. There sports and arts are perfect. Excellent school and teachers

  • (3 years ago)

    Teachers are inconsiderate of students' ambitions In addition teachers for accelerated courses lack the abilities to teach well as they tend to perceive the lessons as contests against the other house despite the students' confusion.

  • (4 years ago)

    John Witherspoon is a great school that values education as their first priority. The curriculum is changed to help kids with special classes such as Study Skills English and Math Plus and Accelerated Math to help kids at certain levels. The staff which includes a guidance counselor for each grade aims to help kids with any issues they may have whether with school or home. Most teachers even provide extra help in mornings and after school if students are having trouble with their homework.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school I feel like my child is learning a lot and having fun too.

  • (5 years ago)

    I feel this school is interested in getting to know how a student learns and at what rate they are more comfortable. Going to John Witherspoon Middle School has helped me be the student I feel I can and should be.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has great teachers. But i think they could work on their soccer team. There alright but i think they could practice some more to get better. Lawrence middle school's b team beat them 4-0! they need more practice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I went there and after I moved to Miami to finish middle school I found that everything they were teaching I had already learned. To me JWS gives you the neccessary tools you need to make it in this world. It provided me with a strong foundation.

  • (8 years ago)

    The academic programs in John Witherspoon Middle School are excellent having programs such as Peer to Peer for eigth grade and Crossings for seventh graders. The activities you can do in school as a part of your schedule are Modern Living Tech Prep Computers Humanities Drama Choir Band(2 different group we have jazz band symphonic and the other group has Witherspoon Band) Gym Health and Art. We go on many field trips here and you meet new people and the school year is a blast going soo fast Parents can be involved in many things such as PTO setting up programs and going on all the field trips and helping out the class

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