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Delran High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 882 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2014

Delran is a school district that is definitely moving up the ladder. I have three kids in the school system. All of them have been in accelerated classes, and are "A" students. I credit the teachers and the system! They are happy to go to school, they get involved, have many friends... what more could a parent want? The crazy thing is that they aren't alone. I could go on writing about my kids, but the fact is that all of the kids are put to the test. They carry a hefty workload, and the technology available to them is amazing. Now we have a new superintendent with a highly decorated track record. I'm excited for Delran's future. AND... kudos to the parents in this town. Homecoming blew my mind this year with how many parents got involved, and not just moms. This is a family town, and the dads are engaged as well. I tried to do the PTA thing, but when I got there I realized that they seriously have their act together. They work hard! I'm saying all this as a parent and a witness. It's no wonder home values have been slowly climbing in Delran. The town is growing fast, and additions have been built onto the Middle School & High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2013

This district loves to sweep issues under the rug. The demographics have changed drastically, and instead of admitting the problems, they put on their "Lighthouse Blue Ribbon School" T-shirts and smile and wave. What a joke. I also went from K-12 in this district and now have kids at each school. I am moving. That's all I can say. The principal at DIS is helpful, the principal at DHS is new (thank god). The average students fall through the cracks because the behavior mod kids are a distraction. I'm all for mainstreaming LD students, but the ones that are strictly behavior problems need to be dealt with and not allowed to interfere with the regular Ed students right to a good education. Not in this district. And PS, for those who have fallen for the "blue ribbon school" story, do some research on "lighthouse blue ribbons". Not at all what they sold to you before the referendum vote..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

I went to Delran, along with my 2 older sisters from Kindergarten to 12th grade. All 3 of us graduated from well known, highly regarded 4 yr colleges and have since gone to have successful careers. We all had wonderful experiences in the Delran school district. One of the best memories include Homecoming week... a fun, memorable experience Delran high school ensures. Please note that the NJ school report card includes test scores from the transient renters in the area that do not speak English as a first language. This is a known fact to the people that live here, but unfortunately, not to many others and can scare people away without this knowledge and who go strictly by the NJ report card that includes all scores. Delran has many amazing teachers, principals, and staff that do a fantastic job and are there before school and after school to offer extra help. I still live locally and now have nieces attending Millbridge and 100% support it. They have been flourishing and I'm not surprised. Just thought my experience as a person with first hand experience in this town for many years could help someone.


Posted September 13, 2010

Really not that good of a school, just look at the NJ school report card and see that it's a mediocre school district which is sad for all the taxes that we pay and the generous contracts they've been getting all these years. Funny how the teachers and administrators showed their true colors after the last school budget was voted down and how the town council caved in to them. Now who do you really think cares about your kids?


Posted February 1, 2009

Wonderful teachers & staff. Our two older children are both recent graduates and both aren attending college. We also have one in pre-school getting ready for kindergarten. Extras: Many opportunities to get involved including sports, after school help, and fun groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2008

I have been attending this school al of my high school years and i was impreesed. It was very good academically i will always remember my high years there, an excellent experience
—Submitted by a student


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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.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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92%

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84%

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90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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78%

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70%

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75%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education77%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education32%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant78%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
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 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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26%
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SAT participation

74%

SAT college ready

33%

Graduation rate

94%


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 77% 51%
Black 11% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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50 Hartford Road
Delran, NJ 08075
Phone: (856) 461-6100

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