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Lower Cape May Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 29 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

I don't think it's a stretch to say that LCMR is below average. I'm not so sure it's necessarily the school's fault, the teachers and faculty do try hard with what they have for the most part, but this area doesn't have the largest budget. Some pros are that they have an excellent music program for the area, and as previously stated they have a tv studio and new labs. Compared to other schools in NJ, there aren't quite as many AP programs available, I can tell you that really all the other classes are basically a joke. I have friends in college who audibly gasped when I told them how many people I knew who failed the HSPA. There's also a lot of politics with the teachers, basically if you're related to someone in the school or administration you'll get a job there whether or not you're even a decent teacher. Some teachers are also just really bad and clearly have no desire to be in their positions. I had an algebra teacher (no names) who literally got so frustrated with the class he decided not to teach for a week and only assigned problems while he played computer games. Ironically, the class did better. All in all, it's a bad school, but it does try really hard for what it has.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2014

Our daughter has had a great 4 years at this school. She is involved in clubs, sports, and other activities. The counselors are actively involved in the development of the students and the staff does their best with what they have. Many students go on to great schools. She will be attending the University of Kansas this coming fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

The school isn't bad for a public school. As a parent though it would be nice to have the school keep the parents more updated. I never know when extracurricular activities happen. Grades are very rarely updated & the schools website is almost never updated. I have to count on my daughters word which with her being 15 isn't much. When I enrolled her into school the counselor acted as if I want her parent & didn't include me in any of the decisions as far as signing up for classes & such & pretended that I didn't exist. I would just like to know more & be given the opportunity to be involved with my child's education..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

LCMR is honestly not as bad as some people make it out to be. Sure, it is not the best school in the state or nation. But it's certainly not the worst. As a sophomore attending Lower, I can say there are an abundance of oppurtunities offered here and challenging educational programs. The AP and Honors programs are rigorous, and those who say this school does not teach you anything are those in the CB classes not smart enough to realize we do, in fact, have advanced placement programs. Our sports teams are the worst, but the athletes here have fun whether or not they win or lose. And the classes and extracurriculars available to our students is plentiful. We have our own TV Studio, excellent science labs, a marine biology room, a greenhouse, woodshop, culinary classes, and a great theatre and art program. The teachers here are very friendly and help very much. They work with you one-on-one if you just ask. Those who attend LCMR and say it is the worst school ever obviously are not making the best out of their high school career. They are the kids who go to school and go home, and are not involved. As with any school, you need to get involved. If you do, you'll realize LCMR is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2010

i love this school im a freshman and so far i really like this school. i do football cheerleading right now and the football team is wayy better than last year. the teachers are good i only dislike one.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

Lower Cape May Regional H.S is a great school, and for those who came from philly, at least our student don't have to worry about being shot while in school. Maybe that's what your parents wanted for you when they moved here. To be able to learn without being afraid of being harmed. As for the student who says the teachers don't care, they do, it's just that they have to watch everything they do because of students the are just looking to get a teacher in trouble for something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

I been there it's been good school to go toand have great teachers and people are nice too
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2008

i attend lower cape may regional and i have to say that the cafeteria is dirty on mondays during first linch, the bathrooms are dirty, the teachers dont care about the students anf the sports teams are all rettible
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2007

This school was such a disappointment. I was attending an academic music school in South Philly before my parents moved to Jersey where I was forced to attend LCMR High School. It was a joke. Most of the teachers could care less about their students. And forget it if you have a brain there is absolutely no challenges to keep you interested. I can say that I graduated with high honors and I don't think I studied hard for anything in those wasted four years.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
93%

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90%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%

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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Special education22%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

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 Students55%
Female52%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Special education41%
General education59%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant55%
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

62%

SAT college ready

31%

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 86% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Joseph Castellucci

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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687 Rt 9
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: (609) 884-3475

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