Future Ready Silver Tier Certified
|White|| 5% |
|Black|| 25% |
|Asian|| 3% |
|Hispanic|| 66% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 1% |
|Female|| 48.1% |
|Male|| 51.9% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 65% |
|Students with disabilities|| 21% |
|English learners|| 8% |
|Homeless students|| 1% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|5th Grade|| 26% ||389|
|6th Grade|| 26% ||395|
|7th Grade|| 25% ||371|
|8th Grade|| 23% ||349|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||18|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 7% |
|1 to 5 days|| 37% |
|6 to 10 days|| 26% |
|11 to 15 days|| 13% |
|Over 15 days|| 17% |
|English|| 48.1% |
|Spanish|| 47.7% |
|Other|| 4.1% |
Learn more about Hackensack Middle School.
Hackensack Middle School strives to be an inviting learning environment where a shared passion for learning and nurturing is developed and sustained. In collaboration with students, teachers, families, the community, and the entire school district, we will prepare all of our students with a comprehensive education. Through academics, the arts, athletics, and extracurricular experiences, our students will become productive and responsible lifelong learners.
Hackensack Middle School (HMS) is a fifth through eighth grade middle school with a population of approximately 1600 students. Students at HMS enjoy a wide range of educational programs and activities including inquiry-based science, STEM lab, advanced level math, G&T programs, STEM design, Computer Apps, Geometry, Spanish and Italian. Our English Language Arts program at HMS aims to instill a love of reading and develop strong writing skill in our students.
In addition to the core academic subject areas, students at HMS are exposed to the visual and performing arts. Students have the opportunity to take classes in Creative Studio, Art, Music, T.V. Studio and Band during their 4 years at Hackensack Middle School. There are also after-school extra-curricular activities for students, including Drama club, Yearbook club, T.V. Studio club, Chorus club, Robotic club and Student Council.
One of the main goals of the HMS faculty is to collaborate with one another to increase academic achievement. The HMS faculty continues to improve their instructional skills by attending many in and out-of-district professional development for best practices and new instructional strategies. We recently concluded a school-wide initiative of providing chromebook carts in all instructional classrooms at Hackensack Middle School.
In order to meet the needs of our students, both academic and social/emotional, HMS provides child study team services, school counselors, Bilingual education, English as a Second Language, occupational therapy and special education programming with related services.
The PTA at HMS has been tremendously helpful in meeting the needs of the students. They support the school by sponsoring many academic programs, cultural events, book fairs and other activities.