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East Brunswick Vocational School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2010

The classes are very small and both the students and teachers were both substandard and uninterested. There is never any comradery or school spirit. Instead the general attitude is one where this is a school where all the misfits and bad apples from other schools are sent. Students are pushed into whatever ways it takes to get a job right after graduating because they are viewed as not being capable of going beyond the bare minimum. This is not a school that inspires advanced learning or excellence whatsoever. I will do everything in my power to keep my kids out of a school like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I went to this school and it was great I learned so much from every class loved that classes are small so you don't have to fight for the teacher to notice you and the level of learning is better then people make it out to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Small classes, individualized learning, great kids, and thee kids that graduate from this school are ready to get a job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school helps the kids get ready for the vocation as well as teaches them school studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

The school has poor acadimics,but it's trade programs are great I went there from 2006-2008 I moved to texas and they have no trade schools on the high school level in the whol state. the trade shops treated me like family.so it's a trade of if you attend you might get a below average academics but the trades are the best in the county(it's the only vo-tech in the whole county with the commercial art and illustration trade)This school is exellent if you want to learn a trade!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2006

First, the quality of academic programs. For this Vo-Tech school, you could either choose Standard, which is just basic needs for a High School dipolma or College Prep, which is also called Honors, that gives you credits for college. There is one language, Spanish but only for College Prep. There is only one College Prep English teacher. Only art program is School of Performing Arts School, which is Theater or Dance. The only parent involvement is Open House for parents to see the class for themselves. Not much extracurriculars activites.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

i honestly feel the special needs department is very poorly handled. some special needs teacher do not seem to care for the students that mostly need their help, they think everyone is the same and that is impossible. this does'nt go for all the special needs teachers just some,the majority of them just don't care and have a nasty way of talking to the students cause they feel they are'nt going to be nobody. i can speak by experience i have had teachers with bad attitudes speak to me, yes i am a concerned parent. east brunswick vo-tech has many bad issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

The faculty and administrators at this school have a great deal of care and concern for the students. They are very interested in helping the students to be successful. They are very encouraging. Going to this school was the best thing for my son. He is now in college where he is working towards a degree in welding (which was his shop at vo-tech).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

It is truly a great school. The teachers are always willing to help.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

i think there are too many kids with one teacher.


Posted August 4, 2003

The faculty atthis school is wonderful. Everyone treats you like family.At the end of the four years you do not want to leave.
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
98%

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85%

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82%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male85%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students38%
Female33%
Male44%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant38%
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

42%

SAT college ready

24%

Graduation rate

90%


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 59% 51%
Hispanic 24% 22%
Black 15% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Jeffrey Bicsko

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112 Rues Lane
P.O. Box 1070
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Phone: (732) 254-8700

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