Black River Middle School was re-designated in 2017 as a School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform. Future Ready and Sustainable NJ Bronze Level Certified
|White|| 82% |
|Black|| 1% |
|Asian|| 6% |
|Hispanic|| 11% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 44.4% |
|Male|| 55.6% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 6% |
|Students with disabilities|| 14% |
|English learners|| 2% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|6th Grade|| 34% ||135|
|7th Grade|| 32% ||127|
|8th Grade|| 34% ||137|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||0|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 5% |
|1 to 5 days|| 41% |
|6 to 10 days|| 34% |
|11 to 15 days|| 12% |
|Over 15 days|| 8% |
|English|| 94.7% |
|Spanish|| 4.5% |
|Other|| 0.8% |
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Black River Middle SchoolÃ¢ÂÂs objectives are designed to improve student performance, strengthen high expectations of achievement in all areas, and foster positive community relations and trust in school goals. Curriculum implementation and continuous review encourages intensive planning to benefit student learning through innovative strategies such as peer tutoring, makerspaces, and digital learning activities.
Encouraging children to learn through their interests helps enhance their ability to link personal knowledge with school experiences. For example, all students develop annual goals and career goals with input from their parents and school staff. Learning experiences focus on developing career planning, using technology, and designing opportunities for students to enhance their skills in the following essential areas: critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, and self-management.
Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Lacrosse (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Coed), Wrestling (Boys & Girls)
BRMS offers a variety of after-school activities. Clubs generally meet from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Some clubs meet year round, whileothers take place seasonally. Some of the clubs offered to students include Abilities Awareness, Destination Imagination, Environmental, Drama, Meteorology, Service, Spanish, Chinese, French, Ski and Snowboard, STEM, Yearbook, Tech Detectives, and Art.
Professional growth is an important part of the school culture. Staff members are active contributors at faculty meetings, participate in online book talks, visit each other's classrooms, and collaborate with the technology coaches. Teachers also leverage the power of Google Apps for Education to foster innovation within their PLCs. Many staff members have taken the initiative to become Google Certified Educators that will ultimately help promote the success of all students.
School Vistor Management System, School Security Specialist, Camera Monitoring, Emergency Communication App
Technology and STEM courses are provided to students in grades K-8.