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Hammonton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1364 students

 

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Posted February 12, 2014

Outstanding ,very good teachers and outstanding facilities ! Both my children graduated from here , very satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

I'm 37 years old...I also went to Hammonton high school. Now, my daughters is in this school and my 8 year old is in the Elementary school. In all honesty, my kids love their schools and that says a lot coming from a 16 yr old. High school is a hard time for a kid and Hammonton has always been different in that sense. A great sense of community, and sure...pride. And that shows through in our children, parents, community and teachers. It has nothing to do with thinking we are the best but it does say something when people from other towns want their children coming here. And just because you have one bad experience with one person, it isn't a reflection on this school, its students or the faculty. Its even worse if no one says anything because the school faculty, ie principals, want to know about these things. I'm a parent and former student, current resident. I've had my moments with some teachers but problems don't get rectified unless you speak. And any issue I've ever had with my children or teachers, have always been heard and managed. Never pushed aside. -Christina D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2014

Very good, the teachers are very knowledgable and helpful I loved my 4 years at Hammonton! Hopefully I will send my children there!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 15, 2011

I went to this fine school. I like it alot, becausethe teaches there are very kind. Hammonton high school is a school where students enjoy there last 4 years of high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2011

I wouldnt send my kid to this school if the school paid me 4 years of living h+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2010

friday night,we went to see our kids play football against your school.the students from your school were in the parking cussing at our kids and throwing stuff that them.when your team scored,your students ran (about 20)on our bleachers knocking down 3 small children.and cussing.is this how you run your school?security did not a thing to stop it,until we the parents told the police officers.they stopped it not your security.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school that gives a well rounded education.Dedicated teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

hammonton high school is a great school, i attended this beautiful school for 4 years, the teachers are great, i was in the PRIDE program for 3 years of my 4 years which helped me with small anger problems and such, the school is great the students are cool, the teachers are really hands on well most of them, and will help any way possible, this school is a great experience for young teens, i cant say much about the food as i didnt eat there
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2008

Coming from an actual student from Hammonton High School (not a parent who only knows the scratchings of what actually is occuring in the high school) I feel that it is a very enjoyable place to be. Of course, it has it's flaws, what school doesn't? But being class president for three years, i think i know the way things work around here. It's very laid back and the staff as well as the classes, are very enjoyable. As for the morale, Hammonton has always been a very unique place. Obviously we're not the best, but some people give us that label that we think we are? Not once have I heard a student or faculty member say 'We are perfect and don't have to change anything' So that's coming from nowhere. Hammonton is a great school. Go Devils!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2008

I am really disappointed in this school. After three years of hoping things would change I give up. Hammonton people live in a box. They are under the impression that their school is the best, everything they do is the best, oh and that their football team is the best. What a joke! The academics could be good if the teachers would communicate with the parents and they could get over this 'if you don't have a Hammonton name you will not be treated as human' thing. And as for the football team, the coach doesn't know football from his behind. Fortunately for Hammonton they don't have to play any real competition and when they do they don't show up. But that is just an example of how the Hammonton mentality, 'We are perfect and don't have to change anything,' will get them, great schools rating of 4. Pitiful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

My child went to H.H.S her freshman year, and enjoyed it. She went to E.H.T.H.S. her sophomore year and disliked it immensely. I even disliked it. She is now a Junior and is enrolled back into Hammonton and loves it. I wouldn't want her anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2008

the staff at this school has an elitist attitude that is not benefical towards its student body. There is little diversity here and very little tolerance of diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2007

The PRIDE program at Hammonton High School is a great program that I wish was shown more credit and had a better reputation. My daughter went from straigh F's to straight A's in the matter of a couple marking period. This program at Hammonton High School has saved my daughters academic life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

Very disappointed in the quality of the teachers, and the people who run this school. If you are FROM Hammonton and get good grades, you will most likely succeed. If not, do not look here for a quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

I really dislike the lack of communication between parents and teachers. Sometimes I will email my students teacher, and not get a response for almost 3 weeks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2005

I love Hammonton High School. We have an excellent science department,pretty good math and english departments, a fair social studies department, but poor music and language departments. Our sports teams are decent; they could be better if more money and consideration was put towards other sports besides football. Besides this, the school runs like butter.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
89%

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92%

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89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicity82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education44%
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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%
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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

54%

SAT college ready

41%

Graduation rate

90%


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 81% 51%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 28%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Thomas Ramsay

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566 Old Forks Road
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Phone: (609) 567-7000

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