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Governor Livingston High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 21 students

 
 

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Posted July 1, 2014

I attended Governor Livingston from 2001-2005. I can give a unique insight to this school as I moved from the city-where I attended a small private school-the summer going into freshman year. The school offered the unique teaching style of small class rooms with challeneging course work. With the class room sizes being 20-30 you were able to receive pesonal attention and truely grasp the material being taught. A true testament to the school is that coming in freshman year I started out in all entry level classes as was able to progess to all AP classes by my senior year. Granted it did take alot of work, but the faculty acts and teaches like they have a vested interest in your future. Without the four years at Governor Livingston, I would not have been as prepared for College as I was.


Posted June 7, 2008

As a student who has just graduated, I can look back at Governor Livingston with great memories and thanks. The whole school has a great environment and the teachers have pushed excellence on all of their students. I can owe much of my success to the school because I wouldn't be attending Rice University without them. The thletics are great. Playing basketball for my whole time there, I can say that the coaching staff is amazing. I would highly recomend Govvernor Livingston to anyone.


Posted August 13, 2004

Governor Livingston is a place that facilitates academic excellence, maturity, professionalism, camaraderie, and compassion. Yes, a public high school can do all that, and that high school is Governor Livingston. GL is the caliber of a good private school, without the elitism. I credit Governor Livinston High School, along with my university, as the institutions responsible for allowing me and inspiring me to pursue my goal of becoming a physician.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education82%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

244 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

98%

SAT college ready

62%

Graduation rate

97%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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175 Watchung Boulevard
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Phone: (908) 464-3100

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