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Delaware Valley Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

DelVal is a small school with a close community. Parents and Teachers are involved in all of the students activities. From academics to sports the majority of the students are by far some of the most respectful and courteous people I have come across. The students are getting a well rounded education and a great social life. I have seen my son mature and develop wonderful leadership skills which has already put him into some great advancement opportunities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

I graduated in 1984. My 4 years haves at Del Val built a great foundation to enter college and start my future. I am glad I had a chance to do my 4 years in high school at Delaware Valley Regional High School. I would expect Del Val has kept it's great academic statis in NJ. I graduated with 2 students that later graduated from MIT Best Regards, Craig C. Snyder


Posted May 19, 2010

The principal is far too young and overcompensates by being a control freak. There are rumors about his personal life, be they true or not the kids do not respect him because of it. Failure to pass school budgets leaves the facility in deteriorating condition. It's tough to travel to other schools and see lavish facilities and then try to explain why your kids team doesn't even get a locker room. The Super is overpaid, and lacks any role in the community. Teachers seem to feel persecuted and teach like it. There are worse schools out there I'm sure, but you get the feeling DV could do better.
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Posted January 3, 2008

I think Del Val is a good academic school (above average), but it is far to regimented. There is insufficient time between classes to go from class to class. There is insufficient time for the students to eat lunch. No time to manage issues that will always arise. Because of this, it falls upon the parents to manage most issues outside the classroom. How can you teach your child to take responsibility when they have no time to interface with the school when a problem arises? The impression I have is the administration is afraid that if they give the students any degree of freedom, they will lose control. They forget they are educating young adults who need to learn these skills prior to college.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
84%
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%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education72%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education37%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant85%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

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 Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education38%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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

84%

SAT college ready

55%

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 94% 51%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Black 1% 16%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Nicholas Romanetz

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Frenchtown, NJ 08825
Phone: (908) 996-2131

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