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Deptford Township High School

Public | 9-12 | 1025 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted May 28, 2008

I have 3 kids in Deptford schools. I really love the district! They are very involved and concerned about our kids. Most of the teachers and school officals have a genuine love for their jobs which is so important when you are involved with children. I really love Mr. Mcdonald and Mr. Adams they are what a great Principle should strive to be!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

My 2 children were well taught at Deptford Schools. They are both in very good colleges and were well prepared for them. The high school is a safe place with many AP, College Prep and other courses for the students if they choose to take advantage of them. My children and their parents are proud to be Deptford Alumni. The Administration, Staff and School Board all care about the students in this town and spend much time preparing them for the future. Deptford is doing a great job in their school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

The arts are completely unappreciated. The art rooms are way to small for a functional and satisfactory class room. The teachers are split in half. Some are the best teachers in the profession. They have creative and effective ways of teaching and others are lazy and on tenure so they think they can be biased against students and ignore their needs. All in all it's a decent school that offers a lot to the students and it is improving slowly but much more needs to happen before it is one of the best schools around.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 13, 2005

The quality of this school continues to depreciate. As previously stated, the school is severely lacking in honors courses, and doesn't challenge some of their brightests students. Many of the teachers are young and classes are instructed by student-teachers. The teaching methods are not best suited for the children. However, the school is superb at providing extracurricular activities with many clubs and great sports teams. Parents are very involved except in academics. Tons of parents show up at football games, but not enough in the guidance offices trying to find out why their children are failing. Every year the school introduces more and more standard courses, and students take them under the fascade that they are being prepared for college. Even the students enrolled in the few honors and advanced placement courses do not compare with the honors students of other schools in standardized testing. Not a great atmosphere for highly-intelligent students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

Graduate of school with sibbling that are still in the school. Very good eductional values. Teachers push kids well and overall saftey is high. The whole staff is committed to making it a better place for every student in the facility.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 24, 2004

I have two children who have both graduated from Deptford High School, the school has a lot to offer if children want to take advantage of it. They have great sports programs, my daugther took college prep courses and was prepared for college and is doing really well there. I highly recommend it. I also found the teachers to really care about the students and go out of their way to both help them and protect them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

This school has some good honors programs but lacks in helping students to achieve their full potential. This school has too many general education level classes and not enough college prep. classes.
—Submitted by a former 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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black90%
Asian88%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education57%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students79%
Female81%
Male76%
Black67%
Asian88%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education27%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students35%
Female42%
Male29%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special education10%
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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 66% 52%
Black 23% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Asian 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 34%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Deptford, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 232-2713

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