JAMS is not as great as people want you to believe. It is divided by races. There are always fights and bullying. The district does not want anyone to know that so they fudge their numbers. Some of the staff are unprofessional and no student should have a teacher who has a accent that no one can
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Posted by a parent on 08/09/13
John Adams Middle School is an extremely academic-centralized school, with only about 1/80 students participating in dances and other fundraising events. Hoops for Heart and bake sales always make money, though. The teachers at JAMS are varied. Some, the best, are the greatest people. 2 current teachers
... Read more are in the armed forces. One of them sent out a notice at Christmas time, asking for all money spent on gifts to him to instead be donated to charity, since he had all he needed. Others are absolutely out of their minds. Anyone who went/goes to JAMS knows what I'm talking about. JAMS is also rivals with Woodrow Wilson. Overall, John Adams is a great middle school. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/07/13
i actually go to jams and its prettty good. some teachers are really mean and rude while others are really helpful and kind. students here often dont follow directions..honestly, i have never gotten detention but im an average student. jams is fillled with wise and talented students
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Posted by a other on 05/26/13
JOHN ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A GREAT SCHOOL UNLESS YOUR CHILD IS A SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD. THEY STICK ALL CHILDREN IN ONE CLASS TUCKED AWAY NEATLY NO MATTER WHAT THE ILLNESS. THEY HAVE ONE CLASS FOR DOWN SYNDROME , AUTISM, RETARDATION NO MATTER HOW MILD. ANY LEARNING DISABILITY, IN ONE CLASS WITH A TEACHER
... Read more THAT IS NEW AND THEREFORE CAN NOT TEACH THEM ALL . IT IS A TRAVESTY AND I KNOW BECAUSE MY GRANDSON IS ONE OF THEM. THEY ARE USING HIM AS A SUCCESS STORY BECAUSE HE IS FAR MORE ADVANCE THAN THE REST OF THE CLASS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT HE WAS FAR MORE ADVANCED WHEN HE GO THERE BECAUSE HE HAS A DIFFERENT ISSUE. I HAVE BEEN DENIED HIS RIGHT FOR OUT OF DISTRICT PLACEMENT, AS WELL AS HIM BEING PLACED IN A MORE ADAPTIVE CLASS (WHICH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOESN'T HAVE) IF YOU CAN CHOOSE ANOTHER SCHOOL DO SO. HOWEVER , IF YOU CAN AVOID EDISON ALL TOGETHER , IT WOULD BE YOUR BEST OPTION. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW EDISON MADE IT TO GREAT SCHOOL SITES, BUT LOOK AT TALK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE EDUCATED HERE AND YOU WILL SEE THAT IT WAS AN ERROR. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/13/12
My child went there from 7th grade to 8th grade. She absolutely loved it.. She mad so many friends that will last her a lifetime. The teachers were always there for her and had excellent teaching skills. Her grades went up after I put her in public school. The diversity of the school is great as well.
... Read more The activities and opportunities available to the kids are outstanding. My daughter did not want to leave John Adams and move on to high school. She loved every moment of her middle school experience. I as a parent am happy too! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/23/11
Very very good. Teachers are very knowledgable and students are disciplined in the right amounts. Very impressed with the overall quality of instruction.
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Posted by a parent on 11/06/11
So far I am impressed with the school and the academics. I know North Edison is a very competitive district, so I am waiting to see how much help is given to those falling behind. The student body itself is such that drives one to achieve. It's not an easy school by any means. The teachers are well aware
... Read more of the student body abilities and seem to teach to the upper crust more. I looke at this as a positive challenge. Let's see! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/26/11
this school is great i have lived in edison my whole life and all of the edison schools are great but in john adams i have cracked my outer shell and i am much more outgoing, the teachers are always there and you can tell them anything you want and they will be there to help i love this school and i
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Posted by a student on 11/25/08
John Adams is a middle of the road school. There is nothing exceptional nor anything seriously lacking. The children are placed in appropriately challenging classes. The teachers follow each child closely as they should. Rules are strictly enforced (no cell phones, preparedness, etc.) Physical
... Read more education is the only thing lacking, but the trend to reduce physical education is widespread in many schools. School spirit is missing. Few dances and school-wide activities. Everything is constrained by the school budget, so the PTA frequently asks for money from parents. PTA sponsors many extra-curricular activities. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/12/06
The school had great teachers in Maths, Science and Scoial Studies. It also has a lot of clubs studnets can join. The studnents study in multi cultural environment and many international festivals are celebrated . Great School !
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Edison schools — John Adams Middle School is located at 1081 New Dover Rd, Edison NJ 08820. 1081 New Dover Rd is in the 08820 ZIP code in Edison, NJ The school district for John Adams Middle School is the Edison Township School District. John Adams Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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