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Boonton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 4 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I grew up near by, and always thought this school was lower quality until, I my Daughter attended. I must say, it's not at the quality of a private school but better than my high school experience going to Morris Hills. My Daughter is now a Senior and she was accepted to The College of New Jersey. I am very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2014

I have worked in other districts and this one has really allowed me to help students to reach their goals. The programs are rich and hold lots of students interest. It is a small school where everyone knows each other and are supportive of each other. The school encourages the teachers to receive multiple disciplines, such as subject, teaching techniques, technology, and social responsibility, of professional development to improve our education so that we may better educate students. I love teaching here and give my all to each student. My goal is to inspire each student to reach their individual potential and to be their best self!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 13, 2014

I am very dissatisfied with all aspects of this school. If you are interested in your child receiving a good education, I would steer you away from this high school. I agree with ther other comments about the principal. She is not interested in the most important thing - making sure her students get a decent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

My Niece was brutally attacked at Boonton High. Noone helped her this is so sad and must be stopped!!!!!!So another young person doesnt have to go threw this !!!!! I call upon the Principal and staff to get a plan together now!!!!!!!! My niece is not just another number!!!!!!!!


Posted November 20, 2012

School is a complete disappointment. Administration treat students like elementary students, and does not value their inputs. Teachers are treated badly and disrespectfully. Education is not the administrations' first priority but sport is. It is a completely horrible environment, and the principal is a pure disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2012

This school is a dismal disappointment on all levels. The climate is lazy and the leadership is abysmal. The students bear the brunt of a system that does not respect them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

When I consider the history of Boonton High School as well as the numerous graduates who have gone onto great accomplishments (such as the winning of the Pulitzer Prize), I know that Boonton High School is certainly a 'buried treasure,' a treasure trove of possibilities and potential waiting to be discovered by those who know where to look.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 16, 2008

I love This School. Its so diverse and we learn so much about other cultures and traditions. As a whole we really respect one another. Everyone is given the same opportunites. For example we make everyone in our school take the SAT's (unlike other schools in our area who select only some kids to take them so their school looks better). There are many great clubs and athletics programs anyone can take part in. I am also very found of our chior and drama program. Teachers give kids opportunities to continue a study outside of school such as Nj's Chiors/ Bands, Govoner School (those are just the things i am apart of) AP classes range from standard to Amazing. We all have alot of fun in our school and i will miss it
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

The diversity has taught me so much and the small numbers make it easy and relatively pressure free to do well among your class. Plus the sports and exta-curricular activities are amazing! I'm going to miss them soo much!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2008

this school is so amazing I might have to make up my own word for it
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

I just have to say that this school has some wonderful teachers but the best has to be Mr. Charles O'Neill. When I went to school there, Mr. O'Neill pushed me to do my best and graduate. He taught me to never give up on my dreams and goals. Any student who is lucky enough to have him as their English teahcer is blessed and needs to use him while they can. Thank you Mr.O'Neill. I miss you and am forever in your debt.
—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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
89%

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92%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female89%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education36%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students37%
Female31%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian45%
Hispanic22%
Pacific Islandern/a
White41%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Special education17%
General education43%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
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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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

84%

SAT college ready

27%

Graduation rate

94%


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 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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306 Lathrop Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 335-9700

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