Kawameeh Middle School

Public 5-8

 490 David Terrace
       Union, NJ  07083


(908) 851-6570

District: Township of Union School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
311th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,597 Help


Students who attend Kawameeh Middle School usually attend:

High:    Union High School

Feeder schools for Kawameeh Middle School:

Elementary:    Livingston Elementary
    Washington Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  710

Racial breakdown:

African American:
33.1%
Hispanic:
32.7%
White:
20.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  28.7% Help


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Compare Details Kawameeh Middle School ranks better than 58.4% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 54.61. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Kawameeh Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (33.1%), Hispanic (32.7%), White (20.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 28.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Township of Union School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kawameeh Middle School is 11.9, which is the lowest among 3 middle schools in the Township of Union School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kawameeh Middle School is $9,597, which is the highest among 3 middle schools in the Township of Union School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kawameeh Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kawameeh Middle School 311th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Kawameeh Middle School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Township of Union School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Township of Union School District 443rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kawameeh Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 50.47 369th 574 35.7%
2004 49.65 383rd 588 34.9%
2005 45.26 405th 599 32.4%
2006 55.77 366th 615 40.5%
2007 44.10 443rd 631 29.8%
2008 38.48 458th 640 28.4%
2009 37.28 488th 664 26.5%
2010 37.51 483rd 677 28.7%
2011 45.19 452nd 684 33.9%
2012 47.64 429th 677 36.6%
2013 54.99 384th 704 45.5%
2014 55.46 382nd 717 46.7%
2015 43.85 407th 713 42.9%
2016 46.46 389th 713 45.4%
2017 51.67 344th 712 51.7%
2018 56.49 304th 716 57.5%
2019 53.47 349th 745 53.2%
2021 56.57 237th 652 63.7%
2022 60.96 256th 745 65.6%
2023 54.61 311th 748 58.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 57.12 65th 227 71.4%
2022 53.54 89th 270 67.0%
2023 53.68 92nd 288 68.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.35 322nd 471 31.6%
2019 36.27 300th 492 39.0%
2021 58.92 120th 401 70.1%
2022 55.70 162nd 535 69.7%
2023 49.20 201st 505 60.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.05 188th 522 64.0%
2019 58.40 168th 541 68.9%
2021 69.23 60th 467 87.2%
2022 64.04 96th 549 82.5%
2023 66.55 104th 568 81.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.30 299th 680 56.0%
2019 57.05 316th 703 55.0%
2021 56.31 227th 625 63.7%
2022 62.91 240th 726 66.9%
2023 55.17 290th 720 59.7%
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Rank History for Male students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.92 296th 675 56.1%
2019 49.62 348th 697 50.1%
2021 56.79 227th 635 64.3%
2022 57.83 259th 730 64.5%
2023 53.87 301st 718 58.1%
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Rank History for Asian students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 49.61 73rd 147 50.3%
2022 62.89 82nd 200 59.0%
2023 44.87 125th 201 37.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.46 53rd 326 83.7%
2019 75.31 53rd 326 83.7%
2021 72.03 39th 291 86.6%
2022 82.30 28th 356 92.1%
2023 74.27 58th 361 83.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.85 120th 504 76.2%
2019 59.92 175th 524 66.6%
2021 71.35 85th 480 82.3%
2022 73.57 99th 591 83.2%
2023 68.91 128th 587 78.2%
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Rank History for White students at Kawameeh Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.91 278th 497 44.1%
2019 44.59 295th 504 41.5%
2021 49.06 197th 435 54.7%
2022 56.54 203rd 512 60.4%
2023 50.59 244th 509 52.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Kawameeh Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 430 74 20 19 0 n/a n/a 0 543
1989 434 68 23 16 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1990 398 70 27 27 2 n/a n/a 0 524
1991 418 68 25 18 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1992 381 59 28 39 2 n/a n/a 0 509
1993 417 70 37 9 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1994 434 75 33 16 0 n/a n/a 0 558
1995 429 83 36 29 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1996 429 83 36 29 0 n/a n/a 0 577
1998 452 123 49 51 0 n/a n/a 0 675
1999 452 139 58 55 0 n/a n/a 0 704
2000 440 169 54 69 1 n/a n/a 0 733
2001 448 187 59 77 1 n/a n/a 0 772
2002 421 186 65 102 0 n/a n/a 0 774
2003 421 186 65 102 0 n/a n/a 0 774
2004 386 179 72 127 0 n/a n/a 0 764
2005 378 204 77 146 0 n/a n/a 0 805
2006 354 200 72 137 0 n/a n/a 0 763
2007 310 221 69 133 0 n/a n/a 0 733
2008 282 211 65 138 0 n/a n/a 0 696
2009 236 228 88 160 0 1 0 0 713
2010 238 230 80 146 0 4 0 0 698
2011 237 237 81 140 0 4 1 0 700
2012 234 222 76 129 0 2 2 0 665
2013 211 212 69 119 0 4 1 0 616
2014 225 206 64 140 0 7 7 0 649
2015 210 216 61 142 0 8 7 0 644
2016 228 220 62 152 0 5 7 0 674
2017 202 229 62 175 0 4 6 0 678
2018 184 216 64 189 0 3 10 0 666
2019 159 224 64 209 0 3 15 0 674
2020 158 232 72 224 1 0 19 0 706
2021 162 214 76 209 2 1 19 0 683
2022 164 227 68 242 3 1 23 0 728
2023 148 235 70 232 1 1 23 0 710

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 Kawameeh Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 543 37.0 14.6 n/a
1989 541 36.0 15.0 n/a
1990 524 36.0 14.5 2.3
1991 529 33.0 16.0 3.6
1992 509 38.0 13.3 4.3
1993 533 39.0 13.7 6.4
1994 558 39.6 14.1 6.3
1995 577 37.1 15.6 7.5
1996 577 37.1 15.6 7.5
1998 675 39.5 17.1 8
1999 704 43.0 16.4 9.8
2000 733 43.4 16.9 18.3
2001 772 43.7 17.7 20.2
2002 774 47.4 16.3 21.3
2003 774 47.4 16.3 21.3
2004 764 49.4 15.5 22.9
2005 805 53.7 15.0 n/a
2006 763 54.2 14.1 23.2
2007 733 46.0 15.9 24.7
2008 696 47.0 14.8 31.5
2009 713 48.9 12.7 29.9
2010 698 44.0 15.8 28.1
2011 700 43.0 16.2 30.1
2012 665 52.2 12.7 32.9
2013 616 54.0 11.4 34.1
2014 649 59.0 11.0 25.9
2015 644 58.0 11.1 28.3
2016 674 59.0 11.4 27
2017 678 60.6 11.1 28.8
2018 666 64.6 10.2 26.3
2019 674 61.6 10.9 26.1
2020 706 62.6 11.2 28.6
2021 683 62.0 11.0 26.6
2022 728 61.6 11.8 32.6
2023 710 59.4 11.9 28.7

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Kawameeh Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 543 37.0 14.6 n/a
1989 541 36.0 15.0 n/a
1990 524 36.0 14.5 2.3
1991 529 33.0 16.0 3.6
1992 509 38.0 13.3 4.3
1993 533 39.0 13.7 6.4
1994 558 39.6 14.1 6.3
1995 577 37.1 15.6 7.5
1996 577 37.1 15.6 7.5
1998 675 39.5 17.1 8
1999 704 43.0 16.4 9.8
2000 733 43.4 16.9 18.3
2001 772 43.7 17.7 20.2
2002 774 47.4 16.3 21.3
2003 774 47.4 16.3 21.3
2004 764 49.4 15.5 22.9
2005 805 53.7 15.0 n/a
2006 763 54.2 14.1 23.2
2007 733 46.0 15.9 24.7
2008 696 47.0 14.8 31.5
2009 713 48.9 12.7 29.9
2010 698 44.0 15.8 28.1
2011 700 43.0 16.2 30.1
2012 665 52.2 12.7 32.9
2013 616 54.0 11.4 34.1
2014 649 59.0 11.0 25.9
2015 644 58.0 11.1 28.3
2016 674 59.0 11.4 27
2017 678 60.6 11.1 28.8
2018 666 64.6 10.2 26.3
2019 674 61.6 10.9 26.1
2020 706 62.6 11.2 28.6
2021 683 62.0 11.0 26.6
2022 728 61.6 11.8 32.6
2023 710 59.4 11.9 28.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kawameeh Middle School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,597

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Kawameeh Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 349th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 311th of 748 Middle schools
 5.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Kawameeh Middle School)6152.4
 8.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Township of Union School District)50.840.7
 10.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Kawameeh Middle School)36.129.5
 6.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Township of Union School District)34.624.9
 9.7%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Kawameeh Middle School)63.856.6
 7.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Township of Union School District)57.450.8
 6.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Kawameeh Middle School)40.331.5
 8.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Township of Union School District)38.928
 10.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Kawameeh Middle School)65.456.8
 8.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Township of Union School District)56.943.9
 13%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Kawameeh Middle School)23.823.1
 0.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Township of Union School District)21.310.7
 10.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Kawameeh Middle School)98.480.6
 17.8%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Township of Union School District)98.571.6
 26.9%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Kawameeh Middle School)98.480.6
 17.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Township of Union School District)37.529.8
 7.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students674710
 5.3%
African American224235
 4.9%
American Indian01
Asian6470
 9.4%
Hispanic209232
 11%
Pacific Islander31
 66.7%
White159148
 6.9%
Two or More Races1523
 53.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.1%28.7%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Kawameeh Middle School

Students who attend Kawameeh Middle School usually go on to attend Union High School

Kawameeh Middle School ranks 311th of 748 New Jersey middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 710 students attended Kawameeh Middle School.

Students at Kawameeh Middle School are 33% African American, 33% Hispanic, 21% White, 10% Asian, 3% Two or more races.


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