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Henry P Becton Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 

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Posted April 6, 2014

BRHS is my alma mater and I am so proud to be a WILDCAT! I had a wonderful high school experience and still carry caring words and thoughtful lessons I learned in my classes. Is everyone perfect...no, but if that is what you are looking for you will always be disappointed. People forget that funding plays a large role in what is given to each student. The beauty of BRHS is that everyone there: teachers, students, and administration bleed maroon and white. Regardless of the situation or funding issue the BRHS school community is just that, a community, a unit of people who love where they are and are proud to return or tell someone they are a wildcat.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2010

It's fine if you want your kid in a school where they cut out all the arts classes like digital photography, clothing, shop, choir. Way to cut the hopes and dreams of the children who don't want to grow up to be teachers and business people in a 9-5 world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2009

becton regional high school is the best school my son has ever been to. the teachers are very good and helpful and the students are very friendly and kind to my son. there are lots of activities and sports. there is a very good footbal team and a soccer and basketball team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

This school does not offer many electives, nor encourage school spirit. Some of the teachers are very good and some others are just coasting. There should also be a special honor roll for students in advanced classes. These students need to be recognized above the rest of the class. Students that make honor roll that are enrolled in easier classes are not on the same level as other students. Grouping these kids together is unfair. Too many things are being taken out of this high school in reference to the curriculum. I feel this school is nothing more than average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

The Board of Education really needs to think more of the students than themselves. They are continually cutting student programs such as the arts and languages due to short budgets which just makes Becton look like a joke compared to nearby high schools. Luckily there is some good teachers that keep the school efficent but it could be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

I Agree! Becton is a great place to learn and work. The students, parents, teachers and administrators are really trying to work together despite what some members of the Board of Education do. What a shame that we dont vote out the bad apple there so that education really would be alowed to flurish.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 1, 2008

This high school provides all the basic educational requirements for my child. This is her first year at this school. The principal and his staff seem genuinely concerned with the overall performance of the students. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day and that says a lot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

This is a five star school especilly with the guidance and professionalism of Principal Jencarelli
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
92%

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91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female96%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female84%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students58%
Female62%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special education19%
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant58%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
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26%
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SAT participation

71%

SAT college ready

30%

Graduation rate

92%


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 54% 51%
Hispanic 30% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 6% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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120 Paterson Avenue
E Rutherford, NJ 07073
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