Middle Schools in Rahway Public School District


The Rahway Public School District has only one middle school, the Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy, which serves students in grades 7 and 8. The school faces significant challenges, with academic performance well below state averages across all subject areas and a high chronic absenteeism rate of 28%. Despite relatively high per-student spending, the school has consistently low rankings and a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger, indicating a need for comprehensive improvement strategies.

The Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy has a diverse student population, with a majority of Hispanic and African American students. However, the school's academic performance is a major concern, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Algebra I, Geometry, and Science all falling well short of statewide averages. For example, only 8.8% of 7th-grade students and 0% of 8th-grade students were proficient in Mathematics, compared to 33.8% and 17.8% statewide, respectively.

Addressing the challenges faced by the Rahway 7th & 8th Grade Academy will require a multi-faceted approach, including targeted interventions to improve academic achievement, strategies to address chronic absenteeism, and a review of resource allocation to ensure effective utilization of funds. Collaboration with the broader community and a focus on supporting student success will be crucial in helping the school improve its performance and provide a high-quality education for the students of Rahway.

District Detail

 1157 Kline Place
Rahway, NJ 07065

 (732) 396-1000

SchoolDigger Rank:
545th of 615 New Jersey districts

See the 2023 New Jersey District rankings!
Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,935

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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