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Somerset Co Voc Tech High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 36 students

 

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Posted May 27, 2009

wow i am a graduate of the class of 87 my son chris conner is the third generation going there he is finishing up his sophomore year he plays on the varsity baseball and basket ball team he is in building trades this is a good school for financially strapped parents that can not afford college other than going for a scholorship this is a great school i love all the teachers and staff the class sizes are small and they take care of there students i can not belive this school year is almost over he is a great student i am hoping for some one to discover my sons talent in baseball and give him a shot a scholorship that would make me soo proud of him i want to thank somerset county vot ech for really puting my sons future in the right direction thanks from one proud parent R
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Posted August 1, 2008

This is a great place for kids who may not want to take the traditional educational paths. A student looking to go right to a job of their choice or interest this is a great place for them! All the shops are a great thing to be apart of and can also be balanced with other school acedemics.


Posted March 2, 2005

My daughter is in the Graphic Design program full time at this school. She loves it. The quality of not only the teaching but the equipment and facilities is excellent. Ths small classes make for a quality teaching environment.
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Posted September 9, 2003

The school is good and it helps a lot of kids find out what the want to do and they can do that when they get out. But the problem is in the sports the dont have enough and the rules they have are rediculous. The teacher are great the help when the student need help so that good.


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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
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%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education89%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education67%
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic34%
Pacific Islandern/a
White48%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education54%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant51%
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%
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SAT participation

21%

SAT college ready

8%

Graduation rate

89%


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 55% 51%
Hispanic 17% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 9%
Black 13% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Technology
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Diane Ziegler

Programs

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  • Technology
  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14 Vogt Drive
Po Box 6350
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Phone: (908) 526-8900

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