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North Warren Regional High School

Public | 7-12 | 998 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

Although the school is starting to put in reading remediation, most LD students are placed in resource rooms or level 1 classes. The expectations are low and they are placed with students who are considered "trouble makers". Classes are too loud and disruptive for learning. Students tend to have low self esteem and end up not pursuing accommodations because it is discouraged. Although there are some good teachers, many of the teachers do not know how to differentiate for students. They use the same modifications for everyone - extended time, reduce answer choices, etc.. but do not present materials in a different way. Science seems to be an area that is one of the most difficult for LD students since even though many benefit from hands on instruction, level 1 classes seem to have less lab time and more focus on notes that are not helpful for students who learn differently. Some teachers even believe that LD students are just "getting away things". The new principal seems to want to change things, so there may be hope, but it is an uphill battle with some of the teachers who have been there forever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

Some good teachers some not so good. My kid was an underachiever throughout HS and it wasn't until senior year that a teacher felt he wasn't getting the best and referred him to guidance. He ended up getting A's in that class and decided to pursue a major in Physics. Not enough homework is given so that they can be proficient in reading and math. Kids need to practice to be proficient - it's that simple.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

Great school with very nice teachers who want you to suceed. Same with the principal who is trying to make the school have a safe enviroment. The classes are hard, but the teachers help you and treat you like a friend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

THE WORST SCHOOL SYSTEM EVER. IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY LEARNING DISABILITIES DO NOT SEND THEM THERE. THE HEAD OF GUIDENCE (MRS PETRILLO) ONLY LIKES CHILDREN WHO GET STRAIGHT A'S . THEY PUSH KIDS THROUGH THE SYSTEM THEN ENCOURAGE THEM TO DROP OUT. (OR FORCE THEM TO) NORTH WARREN DROP OUT RATE IS UNEXCEPTABLE. HALF THE TEACHERS NEED TO BE FIRED. MY CHILD WAS SUBJECTED TO A HORRIBLE FRENCH TEACHER THAT COULDNT TEACH , FAILED 90% OF THE CLASS AND WAS FIRED THE NEXT YEAR. DID THE SCHOOL DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE KIDS SHE FAIL . NO
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2010

North Warren has a great teaching staff and a fair principal leadership. Athletics seem to be improving and school spirit is up. The teachers seem to be very involved with their students. The new administration is showing great improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

North Warren is slightly above average for a high school. The athletic programs aren't well supported by the community, and a general lack of school spirit is present. Few AP classes are offered, most troubling is the lack of AP Physics. There are a number of great teachers at the school, especially in the English, Science, and History departments. North Warren provides very little guidance on the way to college (no fee waivers, parent-student-college meetings, etc.) The campus is aging, but well planned. The students are of a high caliber in the upper level classes, and are generally amiable and friendly to all.


Posted February 8, 2010

A whole new administration in the last two years has pointed the school in a very positive direction. The staff is starting to believe that they can be part of uncovering the full potential of NWR. Many new teachers in both regular and special ed coupled with a whole new attitude will restore this school to a higher level of learning. Increases in AP classes this year and despite the reduction in state aid projections they will continue to add more. They have also placed a lot of emphasis on correcting the past mistakes in the special ed area and providing all kids with educational opportunities and growth. The extra-curricular activities and the sports programs have flourished. The only down side is the need for additional space. While class sizes have been intentionally reduced in the last few years there is still a need for a little more classroom space.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

In the past 5 years, I have had way too much contact with the administration of this school. In being the 'squeaky wheel' I have been able to receive services for my children they definitely would have never received otherwise. The staff goes through the motions, but never seemed to be held accountable for their students success or failure. On a positive note, almost the entire administration has been replaced, and Dr. Fogelson seems to really be taking the bull by the horns. I am hopeful that by this time next year, I can give this school at least one more star, maybe two!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This school does have great potential, however, the school administration, seems unconcerned and uninvolved. They go through the motions, and a lot gets swept under the carpet. There is a new superintendent which may enable this school to rise to its potential. This remains to be seen.The school does not take advantage, and even seems to deter, an untapped resource: the parents! In using this resource they may be able to turn the school around in a cost effective manner. I feel the teachers should be held accountable, and should teach responsibility by practicing responsibility. If a child's test scores begin to slip, or homework assignments become sporadic,teachers should be required to contact the parents immediately. I also think that the guidance department should take a more aggressive approach in meeting with the students regarding H.S graduation requirements, and preparation for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

This school has the potential to be a great school, however at the present time is falls short. There are too many administrators(who do not want to get involved in making a great school) in this school district ,which takes money away from the areas that should be improved to make it great. It is a regional high school with no track and limited extra curricular activities. Very few administrators and teachers seem concerned with involvement, interaction, and improvement. Most seem concerned only with their pay checks and putting in time. There are several outstanding teachers in this school, unfortunately they are outnumbered by the substandard. The school does not encourage parental involvement, and places all responsibility on the students relinquishing the school and teachers of responsibility under the guise of preparing the students for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

Friendly School, Top band program, Top Soccer history, Needs improvements in Athletic programs, needs a track.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 65% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students67%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education28%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students62%
Female66%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education25%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

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

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education33%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 52%
Hispanic 2% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 9%
Black 1% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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10 Noe Rd
Po Box 410
Blairstown, NJ 07825
Phone: (908) 362-8211

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