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Howell High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2469 students

 
 

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Posted June 24, 2013

Wonderful school. Best educational system. Best guidance counselor, always willing to assist parent and student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

School spirit is good. Leadership and community involvement is strongly encouraged. HHS is very strong in the arts and have a lot of talented students. Academics is average. This should be recognized and addressed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2010

In my opinion, teachers should be evaluated annually for teaching methods and their behavior towards students. My child who is a High Honor student acing every classes she's had since Kindergarten is finding some teachers lacking on teaching method and experiencing unprofessional behavior toward students. I also feel Board of Education needs to improve their budget. I was told that bus transportations are not permitted to make house pick ups due to a budget cut which puts students in danger walking and waiting alone at the bus stop. STUDENTS SAFETY SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED WITH BUDGET CUT. I acknowledged budget cut but the bathrooms really needs to be cleaned better. I was informed by many students including my child that they hold it in until they come home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

Great place for my kids. Great teachers, and standards are high. Only wish that all children be treated equally just like one of the students review. It's serious coming from a student, I even heard it from my child. Hope this will addressed soon. I know everyone are pulling their strings to make this school the best place for our children. I applaud you all, especially the students, who tried their best to make the school one of the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

i love howell high school...and yes FPAC is a big part of the school. We add a lot and raise the standards!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2009

The kids are great. friendly, no gangs, no drugs, no smoking, great programs for kids, but crowded. Bureaucratic administrators with defensive posture starts at the top and leaves little room for change or effective communication. School board superintendent is more of a dictator then a communicator. It seems that they prefer that parents stay silent, and move the kids in and out of high school like a factory assembly line.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2008

the people are really nice, and there is no bullying. I just think it concentrates too much on the performing arts students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2008

I am a student at Howell and I couldn't be happier in any other high school in the FRHSD.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

I believe that in Howell, students are not treated the way they should be. the FPAC system for actors and singers etc. Gets treated as if there superior to other students. I think they should learn how to treat the students equally instead of giving FPAC students full on priveleges that teachers and seniors have. If this were the case, howell would be more enjoyable to many students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

Great teachers that really care. Only complaint is that they do not enforce the rules such as dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

great school, academic level is high , in a mother point of view i woul definately support having parents sending there kids to our school howell hich
—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.

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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99%

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99%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

583 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
88%

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88%

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91%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black85%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education94%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant99%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black77%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education65%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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.

617 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%
Female74%
Male72%
Black44%
Asian83%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education26%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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SAT participation

74%

SAT college ready

43%

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 88% 51%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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405 Squankum Yellowbrook Road
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Phone: (732) 919-2131

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