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Buena Regional High School

Public | 9-12 | 797 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 2, 2014

The school was the 316th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 328 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2012 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being ranked 297th in 2010 out of 322 schools listed. The magazine ranked the school 286th in 2008 out of 316 schools. The school was ranked 289th in the magazine's September 2006 issue, which surveyed 316 schools across the state.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

The special ed teachers are really good at what they do. They really care and keep me informed about my child's progress even though I can look it up in powerschool. The new administration is also doing a good job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2009

Buena regional high school is a great school and the students there try very hard. The teachers are very hard working and they try their hardest to give the students the best education possible. They do not deserve a 4 out of 10 rating. They deserve a 10 out of 10 rating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

i enjoy this school. i learn alot and think it has great activivties for students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

Very poor academic programs,the facilities are very bad.My high school child could not bring home school books due to low supply of books..Im new to district and as of next year im going to send my children to private schools....If you want high standards for your children..Buena schools are not the way to go
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2008

I went to this school and I think its great.


Posted July 14, 2007

Great school, great pride, great tradition, best of all great people.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2006

School is ok it doesnt really get to involved with parents. Activities are great but it needs more programs for children with needs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2004

I attended this school years ago, and because of the leadership of the principal and the teachers, I received, (I feel) one of the best education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

I do believe it is a good school, i did have a child graduate there and have a child attending the high school, but my concern is when your child is having difficulty in a certain subject, why can't you be imformed earlier instead of having to wait for progress reports. Isn't that what the guidance counselors are there for also is to work with your child and the parent.I do know that there are alot of students,but when you are marking homework or test papers they should see that a student is having difficulty.
—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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male87%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female73%
Male68%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students39%
Female36%
Male41%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged51%
Special education12%
General education45%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant39%
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 60% 52%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Black 13% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
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 19%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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125 Weymouth Road
Buena, NJ 08310
Phone: (856) 697-2400

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