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East Brunswick High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 2224 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 7 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted July 25, 2014

Overall a great high school for high-achieving students. I do agree, however, that it's not necessarily the best district for average students, which I think is common in similar types of districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2014

Curriculum is very high for EBHS and teachers are also good but they are not putting enough care for average students. As a result average students are struggling to get just B - .They tutor the students who need help because they have no choice but to do so. I noticed school rating dropped to 7 which is not a good sign for school. Students do great here if they are VERY smart. If you are a mediocre student you can get lost in the crowd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

This school has good teachers, but it lacks attention for the average students, and pays more attention to the smart kids, and the one that have trouble. The school also has a lot of money, but uses it the wrong way. They use their money on buying imacs and laptops and new operating systems on their computers, instead of the students' education. This high school teaches the better students better quality only so that they get a better reputation on their scores. They teach the students who need help better because they have no choice but to do so. They average students will do worse and have a very hard time. Otherwise, this school is very good.


Posted April 3, 2014

Have had two children attend this high school. If you are an average student, you will fall through the cracks. You are either a star student or you have a extreme learning disability to succeed here. They are far behind times and don't want anyone to know it. I say this because I have another child that went to a much better school. There are drugs going around like crazy and they should have dogs to sniff then out or an entry with scanners. The teachers are allowed to just assume your child is on drugs, report their assumptions based on nothing, give a urine test and send you to a dr. To clear you. One of my sons was targeted two times and was not on anything. They know they have a problem and allow teachers to pick kids out randomly. The teachers have no training. They have too few counselors. I would HOME school my child before sending another to EBHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

My son is a junior in high school. I am very impressed by the quality of teachers, their experience; the quality of counsellors is great. The sports involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

East Brunswick High School. My son attended East Brunswick schools from PreK to 12. He graduated with a presidents award with distinction. He also got 21 college credit as he was in several AP classes and they were easily trasfered to his college. He is now doing a Bio-medical Engineering which is a very tough field and he is doing good. I credit East Brunswick education system for this level of training which prepared him for this heavy course work. Yes, there is a lot of competition in EB and if you are a mediocre student you can get lost in the crowd but if your children need a challege this is where they should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

I graduated in 96 I was an average student in elemetry school. When I got to 6th grade I got lost in the shuffle. My grades dropped and no one cared. If I got a D+ or a C-that was a great report card. I moved out of EB at the end of 8th grade. When I started my new High School SWMHS I made honor roll. I had some medical issues so I went out on home instruction and graduated with honor roll. Now I have 2 children and live in EB. Sadly my kids go through the same thing I went Through...My oldest pretty much failing out of school. I had to beg and plead with them to help my child. Well my daughter decided to go to Vo-tech now she is a high honor student understands so much more and is involved in sports, DECCA you name it she does it. She also received 2 scholarships...My son is a little different he only has trouble with Math but seems like the are going to the same thing to him...Basicly what saying is if you are a honor student or a special need students EB is a great school. But if your just an average student be careful you get lost. If you to get lost be very careful because they forget about you... O


Posted August 25, 2013

Wow I wonder why it was downgraded to a 7... What changed? Is the rating based solely on test scores?


Posted June 23, 2013

Impressive history of excellence. This is credit to the community, the staff and, of course the students who seem to truly take advantage of the opportunities this school provides them. The results each year remain impressive.


Posted March 22, 2013

Could not be happier with my son's education! He is not only mature, but very well rounded from attending EBHS. It is a true institute of education for the real world and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2013

Excellent high school - completely prepares students for college and the next steps! So much to offer in terms of classes!


Posted June 6, 2012

Overall high quality school with a diverse student body and a wide range of classes (including AP classes) to take. .
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2012

As a former student at East Brunswick High School, I feel that I was well prepared for college. Having to graduate in June of 2011 I have went on in furthering my education going into college. The high school has well prepared their students going into college. Everyone says the first year is hard as in the amount of work and tests you get in college but for me and many of my peers from East Brunswick High school the first year was a very smooth transition. Since EBHS already gives their students an abundant amount of work and tests college was not so much different since the amount of homework in college is comparable to the amount of EBHS. I highly reccomend this school but you really have to work hard to follow their academic standings.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2012

I recently moved here from Monmouth county and have sent my children to East Brunswick High School after deciding to move to a place where their education system is a strong point. During the registration process I was given a tour of the school and wow was I surprised. The amount of rooms in this school is absolutely huge and technology wise it is the best I've seen. Most the rooms have these things called smart boards and in the science rooms I noticed iMacs in almost every science class. In their arts classes new iMacs were present and some labs have pop up computers with Mac minis hooked on to them for each individual student. I was also given a tour at the media center which is their library and it is very well stocked with 2 extra computer labs that can support 100 students. Overall the school was very clean and their athletic fields were nice as well with a fuse sized track and brand new football and baseball fields. That's not it on the other side they have 3 soccer fields and a tennis court. Not to mention they also have 3 indoor gyms, a weight room, aerobics room, and a dance room as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2011

East Brunswick High school provides a solid foundation for students targeting well respected colleges and solid career choices. Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

You will do great here if you are very smart or a very, very hard worker. Honors/AP kids for the most part have great teachers and will get into a top college if they get good grades and participate in extra-curricular activities. However, in a school so big, many students do not do so well. If you can make it to the top in East Brunswick, then you're set, but if you can't, I would look to other schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2011

What is the measure of a school but the end result - how its students ultimately fare as adults? My children attended East Brunswick HS in the 1990s and each was enriched and motivated by the experience. My son went on to the honors program at U of Penn, where the director told us they accepted many EB students because they were among the best prepared for college. The foundation of my son's career was in EBHS's extra-curricular activities - the newspaper and the We the People competition. My daughter was Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers; she majored in psychology after being inspired by an EBHS teacher and is now a social worker. You won't find a better public school system. But students (and parents) need to realize that they only get out of it what they put into it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2010

I am a senior at EBHS and I simply love the opportunities that this school (and the whole EB school system) has given me. The teachers are all really nice and helpful and have the experience to help you get the desired score/results that you want. I took 5 AP courses last year, did superb on all 5 exams. I was also recently accepted to Johns Hopkins and will be going there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2010

As a parent of 3 graduates from EBHS over the span of 12 years, all three kids have been throughly well prepared for college educations. They have either graduated or have been accepted into Drexel, George Washington, and Temple respectively, all theit first choice of colleges. All three found teachers who served as inspirations to them in their course of studies. This includes academics as well as the arts. All three also received AP credits from the AP courses they took, with a wide variety of AP courses available. I highly recommend this public high school for those parents and students capable of supporting a challenging academic environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

I am currently a Jr. in East Brunswick High School and I have to say it is very good compared to the school i went before. When I moved here it was very difficult for me since everything was completely new and the academics were way higher since EBHS is probably 1 or 2 years ahead of other schools. During my sophmore year i began to get used to the school and all I have to say is that the education they provide for us is and will be beneficial for our life in the future. The school environment is nice and clean and most of the teachers are very nice and will be willing to take half their afternoon time to help you on work you do not understand. Overall I think this school is a wonderful place to learn and have fun since many of the kids are nice.
—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.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

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94%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

749 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Male94%
Black92%
Asian97%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
General education99%
English language learners50%
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black68%
Asian98%
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special education42%
General education95%
English language learners70%
Not migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former70%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black57%
Asian76%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education45%
General education81%
English language learners36%
Not migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former42%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

94%

SAT college ready

64%

Graduation rate

96%


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 61% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 28% 9%
Hispanic 6% 22%
Black 4% 16%
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 11%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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380 Cranbury Road
E Brunswick, NJ 08816
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