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Freehold Borough High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 51 students

 

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Posted March 25, 2013

As a substitute teacher, I can tell you the student body and faculty here are great. This is a very friendly and warm school, with very kind students. I deal with nearly all students in the school at a variety of academic levels. Any student can be successful here if the effort is made, and one would be hard pressed to find a more positive and welcoming environment. There are many great personalities to be found among the staff as well! Most of the students here are proud of their school and are proud of how nice it is here. How often do you find that?
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2012

Freehold - is by far one of teh best High Schools I have had the pleasure of being involved with. The teachers are TOTALLY dedicated to the children and there are many clubs and activities to help ensure taht children have their interests accomodated. My son has grown both personally and academically thanks to the great response from his teachers. I must also commend the fantastic job that they do of integrating special needs children into the process. This takes great dedication - and the administration does a superb job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

I'm a freshman at the Boro but I'm moving in June and I'm transferring to Pemberton Township High School. Overall, this school is excellent. The teachers are very nice and teach too well, and the other students are caring and very friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

I think this shool is ok. I am a senior but I was never as crazy about this school. It is defenitly a good school but not great. People who want to go here it may be a long trip and a lot of work but it should be worth it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

As a parent of a student attending this school, I am extremely impressed. I come from Long Island, NY and the transition has been really good for my child. Though we had a bumpy start, I can honestly say that I see a bright future ahead for my child attending this school. I intend to become more of an active parent in the school, I just needed some time to observe a bit first and so far we are pleased with what we see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2008

As a student at Freehold Boro, it is hard to describe the school. The atmosphere is so encouraging to me as a student; the teachers are willing to help me explore my interests and the students, the same. A diverse community, we are constantly teaching our peers about our different cultures. The kids who go to our school will be the friendliest, most welcoming kids you will ever meet. Every is laid-back and accepting, there is little to no pressure placed on others to fit in with the lastest designer handbag. The school pride is unbelievable and its easy to see why. The Boro is a place that is easy to fall in love with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2008

FBHS is an amazing school. The Faculty Is extreemly receptive to student needs, the teaching meathods work, and the atmosphere is friendly and constructive. If only they turned off the heat in the spring... haha, students know what I am talking about! it is a brick oven in there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

Freehold High School is not only the best school in the Freehold Regional High School District, it is also one of the top schools in the state. I attend high school at FHS and could not imagine attending anywhere else. The faculy of FHS is truly dedicated to their students and teaching them important life lessons, not just the stuff in the textbooks. The school's excellent leadership is reflected in the determination of the faculty to make FHS the best school. I have heard many teachers who come to FHS from other schools saying they are so glad to be there. Also, teachers who are transferred to other schools is the district miss FHS after they are gone. The students, teachers, and adminstration all share a unique pride in the school's athletics, academics, and extra-curricular achievements. There is something intangible about attending FHS that cannot be replicated anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 18, 2006

i'm currenly attending Freehold H.S and in the Medical Sciences program, although the rankings of this school is not high, this is one of the only public school in nj who offer AP classes to selected freshmen students. I personally think this school is more challenging than Allied Health (rated #1), but Allied Health does not provide AP courses. Most students who take AP get 5's. We are the state championship in Girls Soccer;
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2003

I currently have two children attending this school and I am incredibly pleased with the school.My children enjoy the independence they are given and the atmosphere of a close-knit family.The teachers take the time to really get to know all the student and continue with their relationship even when they know longer have that student in their class.It is a very relaxed enviornment where respect and reponsibility are the most important lessons taught from day one.I was very suprised by the social atmosphere at the high school, in most schools today there are obvious cliques and popularity is the main focus but at 'The Boro' all the students are very accepting of one another and are concerened with popularity.Also the school spirit is overwhelming. The students are constantly displaying their 'Boro Pride'.The students have been taught to respect themselves, others and their school and because of that they all become very involved in the school. I am very pleased that my children are spending their most important years in a high school where the importance of education is stressed by teachers who love reaching out and clearly enjoy their jobs.My kids will walk away with not only the understanding of algebraic equations and the ability to interpret shakespeare, but the ability to accept others for who they are and the passion to further their academic knowledge.
—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.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
98%

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95%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students96%
Female95%
Male96%
Black87%
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black65%
Asian100%
Hispanic64%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education46%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male72%
Black40%
Asian92%
Hispanic49%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education38%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant72%
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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48%
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26%
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SAT participation

78%

SAT college ready

50%

Graduation rate

93%


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 62% 51%
Hispanic 19% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black 8% 16%
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 18%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ms Linda Jewell

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2 Robertsville Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (732) 431-8360

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