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Gloucester City Jr Sr High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 834 students

 

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Posted June 24, 2014

It is 2014, and this September I will be in Freshman year. I have nothing but good to say about this school. The teachers and other staff are phenomenal. They help with with any problems you may have and are always there for you when you just want to talk. So far, my favorite school year here was 7th grade. Entering a new school for the first time, my friends and I were naturally scared. However, my history teacher made a very comfortable environment to grow in, and because of that, I have been a straight "A" and "B" student ever since I got here. This teacher was by far my favorite teacher EVER. I think every teacher wants to know that their students didn't give up because of them, and he did the job perfectly. Although I did not have him this year, I will have him again in 9th grade, where he will make me feel comfortable in a new setting, the last four years at GHS. All of the teachers here just want the best for you, and they will push you until you reach it.


Posted November 4, 2009

i go to gloucester high and yes many say it is horrible, but truely it isnt that bad. there are some trouble in the school but it isnt like alot of schools i attended. on the other hand it your weak and you cant take hard critizing you dont belong here. everyone tells it how it is teachers and students. i wouldnt say we are the best school , but we are definitally not the worst
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2007

GCHS needs teachers who actually TEACH. Extracurricular activities need to be more diverse. As for Parental involvement; I tried - in Nov. 06 I attended the PT Conf. just because I wanted to meet every teacher face to face - and explain how I need their help in keeping my son on track academically. Every teacher promised to help (via email, phone, etc). I followed up the very next day with a mass email to all my son's teachers, outlining a weekly 'progress report' via email on Friday's to keep him on track. Out of 7 teachers, only 2 replied and 1 of those 2 never emailed me again until just recently (Feb. 07). I'm a parent who cares but they just DON'T care about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I currently have one child that attends Gloucester High as well as both my husband and I attended and graduated from Gloucester High. I feel that the school is a good school and it's all in the kids that attend the school. The teacher's are concerned with the students. At least my child's teachers are. I have received voice mails at home from teachers and they have even sometimes contacted me on my cell phone to update me on her progress. The school has come a long way from when I was in school and I am confortable and confident in sending my children to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

The Special Education programs are by far the best in the area. The Special needs teachers go the extra mile to really connect and inspire the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2005

I feel that the overall quality of academic programs at Gloucester City is very poor. I feel that the administration there has no experience dealing with inner city children. I feel that the school is run like a zoo! I thank God that I was able to get my child out of there. It is a shame that they have all the resources and $ to get things done, but they need order, disipline, and experienced personel to turn this school around. It was a complete mightmare for my child and I do mean nightmare. If I had allowed my child to stay in this school through high school it would have ruined her entire life.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 65% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students45%
Female54%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female56%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
General education55%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students79%
Female82%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education52%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant79%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education43%
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education43%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students92%
Female95%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
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 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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant44%
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:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

52%

SAT college ready

18%

Graduation rate

83%


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 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

3 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 86% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 57%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1300 Market Street
Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Phone: (856) 456-7000

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