School Details

Thomas R. Grover Middle School

10 Southfield Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 716-5250
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1100 students 10 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

92%
91%
66%
96%
95%
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
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
90%
65%
91%
90%
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
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
93%
82%
90%
89%
69%
95%
94%
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
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Thomas R. Grover Middle School is a public middle school in West Windsor. The principal of Thomas R. Grover Middle School is Mr John Bach and can be contacted at beverly.krocker@ww-p.org. 1,100 children attend Thomas R. Grover Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the 1,100 students here are paying reduced lunch prices.The average class size at Thomas R. Grover Middle School is 22, and the student to teacher ratio is 10:1. Melvin H. Kreps Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 53% %
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Hispanic 5% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 37% 40%
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.04%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an amazing school with great programs teachers students and a wonderful location. This schools test scores are close to perfect and the students work hard and productive each day in class without wishing they weren't in school. The staff are perfect and very respectful to the students; as the students are in return. This school deserves to win this because they and a 11/10 in my book.

  • (2 years ago)

    The person below me obviously has never been to this school nor has he/she ever bothered to learn about the school records. Behold the results of the American Diploma Project Test of 2011 in math 7% of New Jersey has received an "advanced proficient" rating in Algebra 1 yet 30% of the entire school population received that same rating (675 or above out of 800). If those standards are low then so is the IQ of the below reviewer. Has any other school walked away with trophies each year in orchestra competitions for about 9 years in a row? The Thomas R. Grover Middle School 8th grade orchestra has consistently received the highest cumulative scores in such competitions out of all age groups (high school middle school etc) and group types (band orchestra choir etc). If such a school is considered "unruled" and "libertine" (obviously the below parent has never attended a school before) then everything else probably is. Although my opinion of the school may be slightly biased because I am a student at it the facts speak for themselves.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is way over rated. It has a very low standards curriculum especially math. No challenge for the students The teachers and counselours are not helping as they should and worse no dress code very unruled and libertine environment. No wonder this country is famous for bad schools and not smart students

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a graduate education student my children attend Grover and I substitute here. I am thoroughtly impressed by how each teacher I've encountered is teaching in the most research-correct manner. My graduate colleagues and professors are always impressed with the Grover stories I share in the graduate classroom. Learning is inquiry-based behavioral support is positively framed and staff seems to understand that middle schoolers are developmentally between children and adults.

  • (3 years ago)

    The School has wonderful teachers a great learning potential and and friendly community. The teachers are deticated and fun.

  • (3 years ago)

    Grover is so great! All the teachers and principals and all the rest of the staff is so kind and really helped me. Grover offers some leadership roles within the school and one outside of the school. All the students are very nice and the teachers are excellent at conveying information to them in a fun way. For kids who are very advanced they have an advanced math program and for kids who might not learn as quickly they have a program for that too. This school does not ignore your student's special needs and how they learn. Grover encourages students to use their indvidual learning patterns to learn and teaches the students how they can use some of the skills taught in school in the real world. Grover has a great music program their orchestra winning Music in the Parks 1st place every year. While Grover challenges the students academically they do have fun activities such as team days spirit days and school dances. All students are also encouraged to join school clubs academic teams and sports teams.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers at this school are amazing and always ready to answer questions about the subject and assist with assignments. The Special Education program is good. Many after school activities are offered including clubs and sports. Students have a choice in course(s) in seventh and eighth grades. Academically the school is very challenging and demanding. The homework given is tedious and hard and may take hours. However it is a good learning environment. I would recommend Thomas R. Grover Middle School.

  • (4 years ago)

    Honestly I am new here and I hate most of this school. The schedule is disastourous many of the teachers are to normal and arent into what they are teaching. The curriculum is lame the gym equiment is horrible (the badminton rackets are all all plastic) and there is really no choice in what you do. The students and principal is/are very nice. The system of how they work just doesnt make sense at all! And whats worst is they have a RECESS! That means that kids are still at an elementary age. I dislike GMS. Well atleast compared to my other school in Bellevue (Seattle) WA which by the way is Odle Middle School where it is amazing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have just finished up my student teaching experience at Grover this past week and I have nothing but great things to say about the students the staff and the administration. I couldn't have felt more welcomed when I arrived every morning. Every staff member was always friendly and asked me how my experience was going. The students were wonderful to work with and I never once had a discipline problem. I am genuinely very sad that I have to leave Grover because the quality of students and staff there is second to none. I would highly recommend Grover Middle School and the West Windsor-Plainsboro district to anyone looking for a good school district for their child.

  • (4 years ago)

    Hi. I was alittle shakey abut starting a new school in the middle of the year but boy I love it! This school is the best school I have EVER went to. Everyone is soo nice. There are no evil people in this school. People showed me where everything was and I felt like I been at this school for years. In the beginning you will feel like Tomas R Grover is such a confusing school but after a week you will be going to school like you been going there for years. So yeah! Tomas R Grover RULEZ!

  • (5 years ago)

    For a large school it has a small school feel

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the best school ! My kid fit in right in the middle of the school year. The teachers are excellent and highly dedicated. The best programs in Music and Choir. It is a blessing to have my kids in Grover.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is the best school in New Jersey the teachers are really nice and they help and kids with troubles and the principal is awesome.There a lot of after school activeties

  • (6 years ago)

    GMS was disappointing. I recall contacting the new principal and sharing a concern however the professional courtesy of feedback (as I was promised) was never received. Next the school has a very diverse population and needs more emphasis placed on tolerance and acceptance of everyone because my child endured racial harassment in the form of name-calling in the classroom. There was a lot of profanity on the school bus too. In addition while the inclusion of parents is encouraged for PTA activities exclusion is encountered (starting with the department supervisor) when it comes to visiting the classroom during instructional time except for one day during American Education Week. Most of the teachers are knowledgeable but I observed some difficulty in the transferring of that knowledge to the students effectively in a lesson. Student's learning styles and multiple intelligences should matter and daily and homework should connect!

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Grover Middle School and it's really an awesome place. There are barely of the problems that other schools have like bullying severe 'popularity' issues and incompetent teachers and us students are encouraged to take risks and become better people every day. If someone needs help there is always at least one person to help them out whether it's a teacher or a fellow peer. Everyone at Grover encourages social interaction physical activity and good grades. There are a lot of programs and ideas flowing around GMS and I personally think it's one of the best schools out there with some of the best kids too.

  • (7 years ago)

    great school best school districe I truly reccomend. this school is truly the best school in nj I can say that because i been to many other school in nj by far grover is the best and i am a student who atends grover middle school SO why not take a take my reccmondation on this school. go jags

  • (8 years ago)

    The highest quality in the start bar-none! The entire West-Windsor Plainsboro school district is the most demanding and challenging school district for students. It's the school where being smart is cool very cool. The atmosphere makes you feel like every day your on vacation. Everyone will be behind you 120%! This is truly the place were memories can be made and never forgotten.

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