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Hanover Park High School

Public | 9-12 | 825 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2014

All of my children have received wonderful well rounded educations at HP. Hanover Park has made tremendous academic improvements over the last few years which makes it a top notch high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2014

Great school for kids who are ambitious and want to learn. Excellent selection of AP classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

The leadership of this school has increased dramatically in the past few years. It is now one of 29 schools in the US identified as a "National School of Character".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

AP classes are great but the students in those classes are usually great. If your kid in middle of the road or needs extra help (at all) this school is useless. The principal is finally leaving after 100 yrs of being there. This will be a welcome change. Now if we could just change the guidance dept. then we might be on our way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

Graduated 2003. Hm, I would rate the school 4.5/5. Its well known as the only campus high school in New Jersey. Teachers are great, but like one said, Guidence are unless especially Mrs. Smith. Heard HPHS had a new Principal, so can't say anything about it. LIke I said, overall I would give it a 4.5. Good numbers of AP courses for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2004

Hanover Park is a great place to get an education to help you achieve in college. If you take advantage of all the honors, AP, and upperlevel classes you will find that you are really prepared for college. I know it first hand, I know am in an honors program at an accredited college and I'm doing great. I came into school with twelve credits because of AP test and was able to place out of freshman writing. I give all this credit to the quality teachers at Hanover Park. No one spoonfeeds you anything but if nothing else HP teaches you to be pro-active in seeking out good opportunities to get ahead in the game!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 16, 2004

Good school but unfortunatley did a poor job of properly preparing student for college, guidance councelors are a joke. You must do your own research and push your child to excel beyond the curriculum starting before the freshman year. I know better for my next two!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2004

This is one of the finest schools in New Jersey. It has a campus like feel in that the classrooms are in separate building sections, thus giving you a college like atmosphere. There is always some activity going on; the school has a fine athletics program, band, and theatre arts program. The teachers are wonderful and the administration is tops.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
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%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education82%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education68%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
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%
Female78%
Male66%
Black64%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education24%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 83% 52%
Asian 11% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 2% 16%
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 2%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Thomas Callanan

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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63 Mt Pleasant Avenue
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Phone: (973) 887-0300

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