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Brick Twp High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 44 students

 
 

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Posted August 10, 2014

This school is disgusting and the staff is only focused on sports. SATs and ACTs are not stressed at all and a horrific education is provided for any student's future. Most teachers are lazy and only care about their pay checks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2013

This school has given me ups and downs, but hands down the best four years of my life. It's conditions are slowly improving. The teachers are great and I feel comfortable going to any teacher if an issues arises. BUT, the guidance department is so screwed up when it comes to college and deadlines, so if you have a deadline to meet, get everything done early!


Posted May 14, 2013

This school is a nightmare for any student that needs help even if just ADD. There are no supportive services and they'd rather place them in lower level classes than provide assistance or resources as they cost money. There is little communication and, as another pointed out, they often accuse students w/o knowing facts & are more interested in discipline than education. They do refer to psyciatrists looking for a mental or behavioral disorder when the student does not excel or when they act out. This is inappropiate in most cases as all evaluations are already done if a child has IEP and if they have not seen a psychiatrist yet then it has already been determined (by doctors) that a mental or behavioral issue is not a concern. When students have academic issues that turn behavioral it is often due to lack of resources and frustration. If your child attends here, consider what they tell you rather than believing in the school like I did. I believed they were going to help and constantly accused my child of being lazy and negitive. Students are humilliated when child study teams come into the classroom and make it known that a student is being called out for testing, etc .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2013

School is horrid for special needs students. The ineffectiveness and lack of caring and compassion of the special education teachers contributed to the systematic bullying of my son over a period of 1.5 years. When my son finally snapped because no one noticed his behavioral changes or mood after the bullying incidents and he made inappropriate comments because he has low frustration tolerance, they punished him and made him see a psychiatrist. Stay away if you have special needs child......request out of district placement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2009

Our teachers are great, but our school desperately need renovation.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2009

it was the best high school ever ! teachers were awsome and everyone is involved to make it the best :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

The school setting at Brick, contrary to popular belief by the student body, has started to improve. The bathrooms are cleaner, there are fewer garbage cans in the halls to collect the ceiling leaks, and improvements have been made to the ventilation system. Also, the teachers show compassion and care about teaching, in general. I have had very few teachers who didn't personally care about the success of their students. This extends to help after class, or after school. Almost any teacher would stay after school to help a pupil in need, given that the student asks for it. For the few teachers that do not fall into this category, I believe that a few teachers like that exist in any school. However, most teachers care deeply about their students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 20, 2007

This school is ok. The teachers aren't good, they don't teach well for the students or care for them at all. I wrestle for the school and the school has barley any money but when we do it goes to football. I think we need to have more money towards all the sports equally, and band. Well for band if you don't like it, don't join.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2005

i am a student at bths and it is my beleif that the school is to harsh and judgmental towards students that they believe to be (not normal like every one else) i use those words in a bad form because that is the way that they have been used towards me on several times. i also believe that some teachers are unfit to work in the school setting because they do NOT understand that all students have a different way of learning that the teacher must adapt to in order to give the students the education that they rightfully deserve.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2005

My daughter is a senior a Brick High School. She has had excellent Advance Placement teachers but the guidance department is surely lacking. She only sees her counselor once a year to schedule classes for the following year. Little counseling is provided for career interests. Also the school is lacking in the extracurricular area. Unless a student is sports orientated, he/she has little if no clubs or organizations to join. When the school budget was not passed the few clubs of this type were dissolved. However, little if no cuts were made to the sports programs. The Administration is more concerned with random drug testing. There are many other issues that need to be addressed including the prejudices against minority students, the large number of alternate route teachers in the Math Department and the serious lack of communication between the student body and the admainistrative staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Very good music program. The principal is one of the greatest I have ever experienced.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2005

It is a good school for sports. A little light on the academics. Needs more advanced courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

Programs alright not the best. Good amount of extracurricular activities. Not much parent involvement. The computers are out of date they need new ones. Not enough supplies for the students. The school needs a new heating and cooling system it barley works.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2005

My oldest daughter graduated in June of this year 05. I felt that her years at BTHS were happy because of the faculty and staff. She joined Student Government & participated in any activities that she had time for (Chorus & School Plays). The teachers that are involved in these two activites are great my daughter loved them. My daughter was an average student, I felt she did well. I still have a daughter at BTHS who is in all honors classes & has joined the cheering squad. I feel that I have seen many aspects of this school and it's administration it has been very positivie for me as a parent and rewarding for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

I once thought of Brick school system as a very good one until my children have gone thru it. It is very distressing. I have both an above average child and a border line child. They have failed on both! The arts are none existing, 60-90 people at a drama show, no teacher participation or rally for the school. We the parents need to be more involved and hold our school system accountable!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2004

The school needs more room,children need gym lockers, the principlals & guidance need to learn how to communicate to each other before accusing children. The school needs to know facts about childrens needs. The teachers are wonderful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

I'm a graduate of BTHS and believe that it is a great base for obtaining knowledge. Currently I am in graduate school and think fondly of the faculty that helped me get my start. The extracurricular organizations have real potential given the right students and the academic classes are thorough. It, like all schools, has its flaws. For instance, the football team/band rivalry has been going on for years; time to move on. There is a lack of budget and the administrators make due with the funds they have. There is a lack of discipline but it helps to create independence. All in all, it is a great school, with great learning experiences, and great faculty who truly care about the students. My advice to parents; combine home efforts with gains made at the school and your child will succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2004

I am a student at BTHS, and I agree with these people. The school idolizes the football players. Our band, which I participate in, has not been sucessful since the 2000 season, and that's a shame. The school is a mess. A lot of the teachers do not really care about the students at all, and have very poor teaching skills. In BTHS, we are allowed to get away with wearing anything, for the lack of reinforcement to the dress code. But since we have no budget we really can't do anything about it. The new idea is to start not having after school buses, and to start charging to play sports. We have an incredible lack of funding, and it shows. This school is a terrible learning environment, and I feel uneducated just going there. BTHS is a terrible school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2004

This school appeals to the middle and lower students academically. The higher students like honor students and such must cnform their schedule to the other students. This is not fair. This school also concentrate too much on the football team. Recently, the school obtained a new weight lifting room for the football team. The school could hav used this new space for a much needed computer lab. This is very upseting.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

BTHS is a good school. The 2 main problems are to much emphasis on football and not enough on academics. Their honors programs are very good, though. Also, they need to enforce the dress code. Parking is almost non existing.
—Submitted by a parent


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Language Arts Literacy

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

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

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77%

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77%

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71%
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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 Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
General education100%
English language learners21%
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former21%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education35%
General education90%
English language learners21%
Not migrant74%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former21%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

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58%
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 Students56%
Female60%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White59%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant56%
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

64%

SAT college ready

37%

Graduation rate

83%


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 83% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Black 2% 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 19%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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346 Chambers Bridge Rd
Brick Town, NJ 08723
Phone: (732) 262-2500

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