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Leap Academy University Charter School

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $53,600. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,010.

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2011:
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Posted June 4, 2014

Leap Academy is a good school , I've learned many things being in leap. I am a student who came from various public school which all had great teachers but Leap always works 10x harder


Posted June 4, 2014

Leap is a great school I'd recommend it to any student from pre -k to 12th grade


Posted June 1, 2014

Honestly, I wish I had listened to my gut prior to my daughter going here. She had had so much misery as a student of LEAP. I really thought that since the school had good test results that meant it was a good school. Any educated parent won't fall for their hype. There is no discipline there and the kids know that the teachers can't manage the class. There are some classes of 25-27 kids all acting up at once. Our child will not be returning next year. What a chop job they do here. Ask what the average SAT score is. You may be surprised! All I know is we as parents deserve a better school for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2014

This school is operating on its past reputation. There is so much bullying in there and the staff and teachers do NOTHING to help the victim. Mostly it is done by girls treating other girls very poorly. Sadly the administration cares very little as long as the y can continue to say college acceptance (most do not even go or finish college).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2014

Leap Academy. I run an after school tutoring program and over the years many of the students were from Leap Academy. Our tutors are professional teachers from other school districts and we have found that none of the kids are at grade level. We have Rutger's future scholars in our program and they cannot do simple mathematical problems. They can read, but many do not comprehend. Several of our students were in the high school Honor's Program. The work they were doing was work that suburban kids were doing in 7th and 8th grade. We feel they are teaching to the lowest common denominator. We want the children to be able compete in a technologically advanced society and unfortunately we do not feel that the kids are adequately prepared for college.


Posted May 22, 2012

I am a student at LEAP , I have been attending this school since kindergarten. So this is all I know. This school could be disorganized, crazy sometimes, and all other things, but I could honestly say I feel safe here than I would in any other school. The kids are out of contol but that is thier parents fault. You come to school to learn and not play around and do other things. Administration needs to take disipline more seriously and stop sending kids home bc you're 3 mins late to school. So much for education huh? but this school has its bad and good things maybe just like any other school i would assume


Posted May 21, 2012

As a former student, I can honestly say that the school is a joke, an ongoing joke accepted by the same gullible audience who always fall for Gloria Santiago's vision of a brighter future for Camden city students--a vision I would give her accolades for but not for the way it's presented. With immodest candor, I will say that the school is terrible! The students are OUT OF CONTROLl, the education is watered down, the parents practically rule the administration, and lastly, the order is broken. I can recall my eight grade year where literally 5/7 of my teachers gradually either quit or were fired, leaving about 60 students without teachers and frankly an education for several months! True story; I'm sure the records WILL prove that. 100% college placement? Some of these students know nothing about the college application process and had the pre-college office "do it for them." Almost everyone ended up in Camden County College, and later droped. LEAP is just more sophisticated on the outside than Camden High, the worst school in the city/state! Teachers would agree; they are just adhering to their professionality. Gloria can keep putting on dog shows but her plan will not get far.


Posted March 28, 2012

LEAP Academy is an excellent school! Schools can not do it a lone - it takes good parenting and wonderful families to educate and prepare a youngster for college and life. The partnership that LEAP provides for students and parents is non parallel - caring and quality teachers as well as very dedicated administrative personnel. You ripe what you sow - LEAP is RIPPING now a days from all the hard work that the Camden community & families have sowed. Every year there are young men and women graduating from College with great degrees who attended LEAP Academy! I am a proud grandmother of two wonderful LEAP students - grades 7th & Kinder.


Posted March 26, 2012

I am a proud LEAP Parent. A city like Camden where the comments and attitudes of those who work here but dont live here and its easy to judge, minimize and belittle our children is appaulling. Leap has changed lives, Leap gives a parent a voice and LEAP is a place where many of us call home. I am greatful to LEAP Academy for the opportunity given to my children not such to attend a great school but a school who will ensure that my child gets into college and make it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

I Cannot Believe The Review I have just read submitted by one of our own teachers, I CHALLENGE your comments. LEAP Academy has been a light in a City with so many challenges and it s the stereotypical ignorant mindset and comments posted by a so called LEAP teacher that LEAP students have to continue to fight against. By your comments posted it sounds like you should rethink your job as a teacher, it s easy to blame the children but where is your accountability in becoming part of the solution not another stumbling block. For those of you reading and want to know what LEAP is really about check out the LEAP website where there are a number of stories of LEAP student achievements. Some of the most recent: A student getting into Cornell or the six STEM students placing at the Coriell Science Fair two weeks ago or how about the Student who is receiving a full ride to DePaul University. WOW-I wonder if this sounds like students who can't write or speak proper english. These are just a few of the most recent achievements. If you don t want to be a part of the successes don t stick around to become part of the problem.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 26, 2012

I'm a parent of a child at Leap and the comments that were made by the negative people that visited this cite touch me personally. I send my child to school to be nurtured taught about life and its advantages, not to be sterotyped and degrated by someone who evidently teaches for a paycheck and not the students in their care. Leap gives kids a chance that normally wouldn't have one. It is frightening to know that someone that may teach my child thinks like this about the students at Leap
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Student: I am a student at Leap an I love the school. I feel safe and protected. Leap is like a second home to me. Hope Leap stays open forever.


Posted March 22, 2012

this place is the ultimate joke school! If I could give negative stars I would. I hope that the Rowan-Rutgers merger will shut down this waste of taxpayers money. The academic integrity of this school is horrible and Jobs seem to be created to help out friends of the board members. This school is probably better than others in Camden, but I feel sorry for anyone who has to be there! The convicts are running the show in this place! The student behavior is just outrageous!


Posted November 14, 2010

The children (7th-12th) have absolutely no manners or concept of acceptable behavior because it is not taught at home. Children sit in class daily texting their PARENT or another student and when you try to take the phone away you are lucky to not get cussed out. The vast majority cannot write a sentence with a noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, or adverb because broken English is spoken all day long so the kids write the way they speak. The kids NEVER come to class prepared to work and by that meaning you have a textbook, pencil, pen, and paper to write on so one is able to learn. The amount of eye-rolling, teeth sucking, cussing, talking under one's breath, stomping, screaming "OH MY GOD" by the students when you tell them to sit down, be quiet, stop talking, put your blazer on, put the phone away, or put the iPod away is not only unacceptable but unbelievable. The blame for such disregard for authority can be spread to the parent/home, student, and school officials for not having a single backbone to put their feet down and enforce the rules.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 17, 2010

Typical School located in Camden thinking that they are making a difference but their really not. Yes they have a 100 percent of kids going to college but 90 % of them go to Camden county college!!! which doesnt mean anything because more than half of them dont finish college anyway. Camden is just a city that cannot be fixed so easily. Kids are better off just going to public schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2010

I think that if a school has been open for 13+ years they should have figured out how to have arrival (lining up), lunch and dismissal procedures. See first hand I like these things change multiple times per year. I also believe that there should be guidelines that are set in place that will prevent other students from disrupting another child's learning. Although there is a handbook which states procedures and disciplinary action, there is rarely follow through. This lack of follow through only lets the child causing the ruckus believe that this behavior is ok. Students are not prepared for college and many of them do not get past their first semester. So graduating is all well and good but are the satisfactorily prepared for to work independently at the level of a freshmen in college, I can say with all certainty - DEFINITELY NOT!!!


Posted September 16, 2009

This is a inner City school. 99% of the students graduate and go to college. What more do I have to say. The kids who attend Leap do not let their social economic conditions stop them from being great academics. I,m so proud of these kids. I am also a proud Leap parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2009

Excitement soars at LEAP Academy--as this charter school has steadily improved each year adding new energized, knowledgeable and dedicated administrators and teaching staff. Test scores continue to rise as well as the students who are always counted as the number one priority. This past summer teachers received over 40 hours of professional development, excellence in teaching was documented with videos to share with new as well as seasoned staff members. Preparations are almost complete for the best Fall semester LEAP students, parents and staff have ever experienced.


Posted November 16, 2008

Well I'm a student at LEAP and it's a great school it challenges you and helps you. Also,I can't forget they'll give you a scholarship to Rutgers.!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2004

I agree with the previous writer, however I have 2 students in the school. I've never had any problems with any teachers or staff. My children are learning very well. I believe office personal should be more organized in a more properly way. For example on the first day of school most of the children didn't know what class they belong because no one bother to send a letter to parents informing them where or what class they were going to. The first day of school was a day or terror for my 1st grader whom was told the wrong class number by a teacher in the school looking at a chart she had in her hands and still gave my baby wrong class number. I believe the school can achieve if every one is organized and know what they are doing. They need proper training classes for new parents.
—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 66% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
18%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students33%
Female38%
Male29%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education39%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant33%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education65%
English language learners33%
Not migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former33%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students20%
Female18%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant20%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students32%
Female20%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant32%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female66%
Male88%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students39%
Female31%
Male52%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education44%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female67%
Male82%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students35%
Female33%
Male38%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education37%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students60%
Female67%
Male52%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students46%
Female36%
Male57%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant46%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students68%
Female64%
Male73%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

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

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
41%
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%
Female96%
Male87%
Black96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female64%
Male63%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicity26%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Special educationn/a
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant26%
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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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SAT participation

100%

SAT college ready

5%

Graduation rate

93%


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 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

3 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
Hispanic 51% 22%
Black 46% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/A51%
Female 57%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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