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Voorhees High School

Public | 9-12 | 1076 students

 
 

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Posted August 4, 2013

I find Voorhees High School to be a great school with staff that genuinely care about their students. I have a son with ADHD and an IEP. This staff has and is sticking by my son through all his obstacles and hard times. I'm glad to have my son in such a top notch school with dedicated, caring and professional staff. During the summer he attended one of the sports camp and received the same caring support with the summer staff. Thank you Voorhees High School Staff for your unwavering support and dedication to the overall wellbeing of your students and in particular my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

I got comment here as I attended this school system in the 60s ad 70s and now have chosen to send my kids here. I moved around the country quite a bit but landed back here in Hunterdon. I will tell you that Voorhees (as well as North) is without a doubt, the best school system that I have seen. Sure there are problems, but our problems aren't as bad as others. In order to judge a school system, one should also look to see where alumni are. I have been to plenty of reunions and can tell you that we are phenomenally successful. Sure, there are losers but we have less than most.


Posted September 1, 2012

Most teachers are at this school for the paycheck. Unless you are an honors or AP student your education is way below average. Drugs are running rampant and they try to keep it quiet. Don't go here if you don't have to.


Posted June 10, 2007

I'm graduating from this school this year, and I would give it a 75/100. I experienced a lot of problems with the guidance department (regarding my 504 and accommodations) Many of the teachers are great, except for maybe a handful that are unreasonable. The only main problem is the way they do attendance. You only get about 5 days for un excused absences. And if you get food poisoning, you just lost 3 days of that. That is the only big issue I have.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2006

Great school with different levels and paths of study. Teachers are engaging and extra-curricular activities and sports are great fun.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 20, 2005

I had a child graduate there a while back and was very impressed with his teachers and guidance staff for staying with him until he graduated. Recently it has seemed a little more tolerance for differences could be needed, but the adults must lead the way and set the example in acceptance of all, regardless of being different, or outside the 'norm'. I think Voorhees will continue to evolve and stay a good, solid educational experience with plenty of activities to keep a teen engaged in learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

I have had two children graduate from this school. One was in special (ed) services. I can't say enough about the quality of the special services staff. They consistently put the needs of my child first and went above and beyond to make sure that he succeeded. As my other child was on the other end of the academic spectrum , I was impressed with the quality of the honors program. The guidance staff did an excellent job in helping her navigate the college application process. In terms of ethnic diversity; yes, the majority of the students are white. Despite tremendous diversity in terms of family wealth, students from different towns seem to mix and there is no emphasis on having the 'right' clothes. Many students are engaged politically and in world events. My only complaint has to do with the administration, which offers parents little flexibility on policies (absences, detentions).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

I beg to differ about the statement of our red neck attitde. Although Voorhees Regional High School in dominated by caucasions, that would not place our mind as a whole to be red necks. we are very open minded and whoever wrote that was obviously not part of this great scholastic experience. Voorhees is very open minded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2004

As the mother of a freshman, I am very impressed with the academic & extra-curricular programs. Freshmen are made to feel very welcome and Voorhees has a wonderful orientation program which guarantees freshmen and new students do not feel lost or adrift. So far, it has been a wonderful experience for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Educationally this school is wonderful. Racially the students of this school lack open mindedness. Very red neck attitudes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2004

Hello all, I was student at Voorhees High School from 98-02. Overall, it was a great experience. The teachers were dedicated, but sometimes lacking, and there is almost no diversity. Other than that, there are plenty of activities and the history department was great!
—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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education68%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education47%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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 90% 52%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian 3% 9%
Black 1% 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 6%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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256 County Route 513
Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Phone: (908) 638-6116

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