Black River Middle School

Public 6-8

 133 Rt. 513 - North Road
       Chester, NJ  07930


(908) 879-6363

District: Chester Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
41st of 652 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,856 Help

Students who attend Black River Middle School usually attend:

High:    West Morris Mendham High School

Feeder schools for Black River Middle School:

Elementary:    Bragg Elementary School
    Dickerson Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3
Number of students:  402

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.6%
Hispanic:
12.9%
Asian:
5.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  3.2%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.


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Compare Details Black River Middle School ranks better than 93.7% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.48. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.6%), Hispanic (12.9%), Asian (5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 3.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Black River Middle School is 11.3. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Black River Middle School is $11,856.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Black River Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Black River Middle School 41st of 652 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Black River Middle School in the ranking list.)

Chester Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Chester Township School District 38th of 590 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Black River Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 89.71 7th 574 98.8%
2004 87.19 33rd 588 94.4%
2005 87.45 27th 599 95.5%
2006 86.80 29th 615 95.3%
2007 85.69 25th 631 96.0%
2008 85.62 35th 640 94.5%
2009 87.08 25th 664 96.2%
2010 86.40 41st 677 93.9%
2011 84.30 74th 684 89.2%
2012 86.95 41st 677 93.9%
2013 88.83 22nd 704 96.9%
2014 88.11 21st 717 97.1%
2015 86.18 50th 713 93.0%
2016 81.49 85th 713 88.1%
2017 87.05 55th 712 92.3%
2018 83.68 78th 716 89.1%
2019 81.53 110th 745 85.2%
2021 91.48 41st 652 93.7%

Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Black River Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 257 1 5 0 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1989 255 2 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 264
1990 269 4 11 0 0 n/a n/a 0 284
1991 271 4 10 0 0 n/a n/a 0 285
1992 289 4 8 1 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1993 273 5 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 287
1994 265 2 7 3 0 n/a n/a 0 277
1995 299 0 15 7 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1996 299 0 15 7 0 n/a n/a 0 321
1998 311 0 11 7 0 n/a n/a 0 329
1999 340 3 12 12 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2000 365 1 9 6 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2001 399 2 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 414
2002 412 3 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2003 412 3 11 5 0 n/a n/a 0 431
2004 405 3 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 424
2005 418 4 16 8 0 n/a n/a 0 446
2006 422 2 11 10 0 n/a n/a 0 445
2007 459 7 10 10 1 n/a n/a 0 487
2008 467 4 14 13 0 n/a n/a 0 498
2009 451 4 14 22 0 13 0 0 504
2010 445 7 20 22 2 3 0 0 499
2011 459 5 24 23 0 8 0 0 519
2012 457 10 29 28 0 2 3 0 529
2013 404 6 26 35 1 1 1 0 474
2014 393 2 13 46 1 2 1 0 458
2015 395 3 29 27 1 3 6 0 464
2016 393 5 23 29 0 3 5 0 458
2017 377 8 24 30 0 1 5 0 445
2018 321 7 15 41 0 1 2 0 387
2019 321 3 22 43 0 3 1 0 393
2020 336 3 25 45 0 0 3 0 412
2021 324 1 20 52 0 0 5 0 402

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Black River Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 263 20.0 13.1 n/a
1989 264 21.0 12.5 n/a
1990 284 24.0 11.8 0.7
1991 285 25.0 11.4 0.7
1992 302 24.0 12.5 0.3
1993 287 24.0 12.0 0
1994 277 24.4 11.4 0.7
1995 321 25.6 12.5 1.6
1996 321 25.6 12.5 1.6
1998 329 27.5 12.0 0.9
1999 367 30.0 12.2 1.1
2000 381 32.0 11.9 1.6
2001 414 32.3 12.8 1
2002 431 40.1 10.7 1.6
2003 431 40.1 10.7 1.6
2004 424 38.6 11.0 1.2
2005 446 40.4 11.0 n/a
2006 445 39.4 11.3 1.6
2007 487 41.2 11.8 0.6
2008 498 40.0 12.5 1
2009 504 37.2 11.7 2.2
2010 499 32.0 15.5 3.2
2011 519 30.6 16.9 4.2
2012 529 40.8 12.9 4.9
2013 474 40.5 11.6 6.5
2014 458 41.5 11.0 3.5
2015 464 40.0 11.6 4.3
2016 458 42.0 10.9 5.2
2017 445 42.0 10.5 5.6
2018 387 39.0 9.9 5.4
2019 393 38.1 10.3 5.9
2020 412 37.1 11.0 4.1
2021 402 35.5 11.3 3.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Black River Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 263 20.0 13.1 n/a
1989 264 21.0 12.5 n/a
1990 284 24.0 11.8 0.7
1991 285 25.0 11.4 0.7
1992 302 24.0 12.5 0.3
1993 287 24.0 12.0 0
1994 277 24.4 11.4 0.7
1995 321 25.6 12.5 1.6
1996 321 25.6 12.5 1.6
1998 329 27.5 12.0 0.9
1999 367 30.0 12.2 1.1
2000 381 32.0 11.9 1.6
2001 414 32.3 12.8 1
2002 431 40.1 10.7 1.6
2003 431 40.1 10.7 1.6
2004 424 38.6 11.0 1.2
2005 446 40.4 11.0 n/a
2006 445 39.4 11.3 1.6
2007 487 41.2 11.8 0.6
2008 498 40.0 12.5 1
2009 504 37.2 11.7 2.2
2010 499 32.0 15.5 3.2
2011 519 30.6 16.9 4.2
2012 529 40.8 12.9 4.9
2013 474 40.5 11.6 6.5
2014 458 41.5 11.0 3.5
2015 464 40.0 11.6 4.3
2016 458 42.0 10.9 5.2
2017 445 42.0 10.5 5.6
2018 387 39.0 9.9 5.4
2019 393 38.1 10.3 5.9
2020 412 37.1 11.0 4.1
2021 402 35.5 11.3 3.2

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Black River Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $160 (1.3%) $11,696 (98.7%) $11,856

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 110th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 41st of 652 Middle schools
 8.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students393402
 2.3%
African American31
 66.7%
American Indian00
Asian2220
 9.1%
Hispanic4352
 20.9%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
Two or More Races15
 400%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.9%3.2%
 2.6%




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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. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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