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Carteret High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 991 students

 
 

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Posted April 15, 2008

I am an alumni and so is my one child, I still have one child attending, the teacher's just do not care, they sit and read newspapers while the kids do whatever they please. Some things just never change. It has got to be the worst school in the suburbs of NJ, the teacher's are all the same one's that I had, so many years ago, just sitting, putting their time in. We are definately moving, so my daughter does not have to attend this insane circus of a highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2008

This is thw worst school ever, teachers do not care about students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I attend Carteret High School and it is nothing like it's reputation. I have mostly Honors classes and I find that my teachers are exceptional and I am learning a great deal from them. Just like most other high schools, it does have certain teachers that do not meet up with the 'standards'. Parent involvement definitely needs improvement and the weight is upon the students to grow up and behave like they are supposed to behave when in a School-based environment. The music and theatre programs in this school are AMAZING! Stop by to one of the football games and experience the true Rambler pride that the Marching Band radiates.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2007

Teachers are knowledgeable and supportive for AP classes, such as English, Biology, Calculus AB & BC. Jazz band, Marching band and other activities in music are exceptional but students need to practice at their own time. I wish the school offered AP Physics and AP Chemestry. Sometimes students need to more disciplined in how they dress and act in and around school. Parents should be more responsible for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

i am really disappointed in wat people have to say about this great school. this has to be the best school i have ever been to. carteret just gets a bad reputation because of where it is. i attend chs and i love it here and i wouldn't want to go anywhere else. the teacher are fantastic and the diversity makes it great. and to answer the person from before , we are not getting uniform nor will we. i hate when people automaticly think its a bad school. if you think this way please come for at least a week to see what a great school it is. and we also have a new prencipal
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2006

A lot of people complain that CHS is not such a great school. But from first hand experience, i think its a great school as long as your involved with activites and CHS has quite a few. However, I dont think there is much parent involvement though in the school system. There are some exceptional teachers, and then there are a few who feel that just because they know the material, then the students should automatically know it, some teachers do not explain things well.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 9, 2006

This is a very diverse high school. Not the best by any means, there are many ways it could be improved, but the teachers are nice enough and there are plently of extracirricular activities to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

The school does not go the extra mile for the kids. There are some dedicated teachers but overall, a disappointment. One positive thing is that it is very diverse in terms of its student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

The school is small and crowded but the teachers are great. The school is very diverse. As far as after school activites all meeting are held on the same day, making it hard to join and keep up with many clubs but most students find a way to do it anyway.The Carteret High School Marching Band is a Group 4 band and does compete but the Board of Ed doesnt supply enough money and resources for them to reach the level of other High School bands of their size. Next year the school will be issueing schools uniforms. Every year the school seems to get more and more crowded with undisciplined students who arent enthusiastic about learning. Students invovled with after school activites get away with alot in CHS such as bad grades, missing class, and suspensions. CHS seems to be taking away more and more electives every year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2005

This school is a really bad school. Some of the teachers work hard but the classes are really boring and the school is dirty and small. The extra curricular activities are getting better but all of the meetings are held on the same days and the students cant attend all of them at once! They are really trying to make new ones though because now they have an indian culture club.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 21, 2005

After school, should be in home school, students should be able to have more home work and assingments to keep them off the streets. I understand that some student dont even have to do any thing to acheive a good grade, all they have to do is make the teacher like them. what a great effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2004

The teachers are the best asset the school system has! they work so hard with no money, supplies, or resources. If only the board of ed would work with them rather than make back room political deal and cheat the children out of taxpayer dollars.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 8, 2004

The teachers don't care - it's a paycheck to them and they are politically motivated.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 15, 2004

Lack of students enthusiazm to learn. Low grades and test scores, at least the teachers are trying their best. No enough encouragement, but at least extra help is aviable if you want it.
—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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
89%

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87%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

248 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
76%

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70%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian95%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education50%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male70%
Black62%
Asian82%
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education14%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
32%
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%
Female48%
Male53%
Black38%
Asian71%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
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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SAT participation

72%

SAT college ready

21%

Graduation rate

84%


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
Hispanic 40% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 22% 9%
Black 19% 16%
White 19% 51%
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 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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199 Washington Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008
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Phone: (732) 541-8960

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