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Brick Twp Memorial High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1842 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted April 1, 2014

I am a current student at BMHS. And if you known one thing about this school is that they mostly focused on athletics (mostly football) I was am an honor student and they teach identical to a regular ed class. We have various electives to chose from but the majority of them take place in a classroom with a lazy teacher who does not do anything for example I took fashion class and we would sit on our phones for the whole period the teacher didn't even take attendance. Not to mention everyone tries to be the same. every single girl is the definition of typical white girl and are nothing but worthless copies. I'm a sophomore, and this school is too crowded, I have to shove my ways through the hallways to even get to my locker. Its a struggle. Don't send your kids here. It's a terrible mistake
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2013

I am gathering the posts with a 4 + rating is from either teavhers or friends f teachers because his is a joke right? this school is AWEFUL, the administration is a cluster you know what the teachers are horrible except for maybe 5 "REALLY" and FYI if the schools so great why are most of the kids that go off to college ARE NOT PREPARED !! Rethink this school, and how about the fact there are children coming from lakewood, that means that OUR taxes are paying for them to come here "HELLO"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2012

Superb learning experience, good teachers, sports. Even though taxes are up, many teachers try to make it fun but still manage to keep the price cheap.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2012

Nice teachers, always helping you whenever you need it the most. My English teacher even helped me boost my grade from a 55 to a 95.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2011

As we all have learned money does not make a school better. Taxes are up especially for waterfront homes, traffic lights are bringing in 7 figures but our schools are declining in NJ Monthly Magazine rating for Ocean County. The mayor needs to step up and solve the problem. Our home values are declining because of the bad high school ratings. Having a mantra of "Thank God for Lakewood" is not the right approach (as they are the only school ranked lower than ours in Ocean County).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

This school is a good school if your child is gifted and able to take honors or AP classes. As for the regular ed college prep courses, they are over crowded and most teachers are in it for only a paycheck. Discipline is a big concern of the administration, all students are considered guilty until proven innocent. I have three children who have attended BMHS, one in AP classes who thrived in small classes with caring teachers who were always available. The second who is a regular Ed. student in college prep classes, he was just a number and pushed like cattle through a large crowded school system. The youngest needed special ed. help and we had to literally fight district every year in order to get him the help he needed. It's a shame that a NJ public school district would try to deny children a solid education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2009

My daughter is a recent graduate of Brick Memorial High School. I feel she received an excellent education and she is going on to a highly selective four year college. She was offered many outside scholarships and this is partly attributed to the education she received at Brick Memorial. She took honors courses and her teachers were dedicated and challenged their students. She was also very active in many great school clubs and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2008

BTMHS is a great school. My son is a Sophomore and he is an honor student and an athlete. I feel that it isn't all up to the school it is also up to the parents and the student to make a school work for them. My son is in an Advance Placement class this year and it is honestly like a College Course. Because my son is involved in other sports and activities he stays focused. The teachers are always there for him and have always gotten back to me with any concerns. My son is getting a quality Education at BTMHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

I have been grateful to have my son(graduating this year) in a school where the focus is on education. The teachers are never to busy to speak to the parent, or give the child extra help when needed. It's a pleasure when you call or go to the school and you barely get the first name of the child out and they know exactly who you want and what they like to be called if they have a nickname(and that includes the kids that aren't getting into trouble all the time). This is high school, and just like the world we live in, things are not always going to be perfect, and there might even be some things we're going to dislike from time to time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

This school is a joke!There is so many children and I feel its very easy for a student to get overlooked. Teachers dont go the extra mile to help. Parents are not contacted by the teachers when a student is starting to have problems. The school doent even contact you when your child is absent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2007

I was shocked at the scores given here.Both of my kids attended,with the last being a Senior in 2007.I have found BMHS to be a safe and quality learning environment.The teachers are more than fair and there is a surplus of gifted teachers.Both kids are going onto top colleges and their experiences here attributed to that.The sports are tough but good and the band is wonderful.The drama dept was equally good.I have found all my interactions with the school staff to be above average.I was pleased with the experience here and would have fought to not send my kids to Brick Township High.They have some problems over there.I think the student body here,as a whole,is a typical representation of the population for both college and the real world.Of course it's HS & that means drama,drama,drama but that's normal,we all had that.I've never been concerned about safety.1 boy 1 girl
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Great school with great teachers, athletic programs are very good as well as extracurricular activities. Parent involvement is high in athletic programs. Plus Brick is a very safe city to live as it is in the top 5 safest cities in the nation.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 23, 2005

The school system's main focus is spending money. Not education. The guidance staff is disconnected and disinterested. Teachers hardly 'go the mile' nevermind the 'extra mile. The is a buracracy requiring an extraordinary number of Assistant VP's. The are all extremely hostile and confrontational when it comes to discussing teachers. There immediate seponse is to attachk and defend thier own in lieu of getting to the bottom of an issue. Discipline is sorely lacking in this 'we have to feel good' environment. The level of disrespect from the students is apalling. Spend a few minutes in the halls and observe the activities and listen to the language, it's disgraceful. In Brick, it's all about great new digs and the heck with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2005

School's budget usually never passes, so the town is limiting children on what they can do. The extra-currics are great for what the school has, and the new principal is doing an excellent job by allowing certain programs and policies to pass, when they havent in the past.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

443 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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71%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Black90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education75%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education40%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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58%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Black24%
Asian67%
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education22%
General education65%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

62%

SAT college ready

33%

Graduation rate

91%


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%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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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2001 Lanes Mill Rd
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: (732) 785-3090

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