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Dwight Morrow High

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 16 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

The Academies at Englewood is a COMPLETELY different school than Dwight Morrow. In DM, the learning is not very great. But in AE, the education is much better and rigorous. 2 stars for Dwight Morrow, 10 for the Academies!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2013

Academies @ englewood and dwight morrow are 2 totally different high schools! Dwight morrow would get 3 stars form me and a@e 5 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2010

Although I am not a big fan of Dwight Morrow, I would have to give the Academies @ Englewood all five stars. It is an excellent school, which is even more ethically diverse than dwight morrow. The teachers are very helpful and creative. The only complaint is that my son does come home with a lot of homework, but I think it is a good challenge for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

I think that Dwight Morrow is a Great School it is a Melting Pot all kinds of students from all diffrent types of life styles. There are some very decated Teachers there who really care about our kids and will go to any leanth to get them to enjoy the learning process. And yea there are some teaches that are there just for the pay check.. Every child is not the same nor do all kids learn in the same manner... It's what you put into it that makes it work... You know this is the only High School that Englewood residents have to send there kids (With out having to pay for it)This is our School! we have the choice to Make this school what ever we want it to be and I choose Great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

I think that the school is an overall pretty bad school. People don't learn much in the school and the teachers are not that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I graduated the school in 1997. I thought it was a great experience which has helped prepare me for a fulfilling, productive life thus far. The school has a bad rap, but when it comes down to it, if a kid wants to learn, he/she will learn. The cultural diversity at DMHS is something that just can not be found at any high school in the surrounding area, no matter what their academic record is.


Posted February 27, 2007

I feel this school has been through a lot over the years. Each year the school has grown and improved. The students are great. When they know a person cares about them they work with them. I do feel the media and others don't give them a fear chance to show the world what they have to offer. I also feel the state needs to invest in education as a whole across the state. We all need to give more to DMHS. Lets show the kids we love them and believe in them by giving more of our selves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

a good school for the towns people. good programs for the students. kids like to be there. past history of being a bad school but records show the school is becoming better academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

As I am rating this school I am not rating Dwight Morrow High School per se. I am rating the Academies@Englewood a pilot High School based at the Dwight Morrow High School campus. All I can say is that in a perfect world, all High Schools would be like the Academies@Englewood. The level of parent/teacher cooperation and involvement, the richness and diversity of all available academic programs, electives to choose from, music, art and sports extracurricular activities are more than enough to round up any individual, plenty to challenge the brightest minds, perfect to occupy our young adults time and stir them away from trouble. One more thing....the kind of friendship and the approach to do most things as a team creates one magnificent scenario for our kids to enter the real world upon graduation. They are all so proud of their schools and their classmates/friends! A dedicated staff does the rest.
—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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
84%

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84%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male82%
Black80%
Asian98%
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education63%
General education92%
English language learners31%
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black43%
Asian95%
Hispanic56%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

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 Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black31%
Asian95%
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special education14%
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant53%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

88%

SAT college ready

39%

Graduation rate

84%


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
Black 43% 16%
Hispanic 32% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 9%
White 8% 51%
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 49%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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274 Knickerbocker Rd
Englewood, NJ 07631
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