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Hoboken Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 272 students

 

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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $495,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,110.

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21 reviews of this school


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Posted July 1, 2013

Great school! I have 2 children enrolled. I have been very pleased with almost all of the teachers. Both love school and have had very positive experiences there for several years now. There isn't another school in this city where I would rather have them enrolled. The administration is ethical, effective and ambitious in providing a challenging curriculum. The school relies heavily on parent funding and there is a great deal of pressure to give extra time volunteering, which is very difficult for a household where both parents work. At the same time, I am amazed at the parent involvement and commitment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

I too am shocked by some of the previous comments. I have been nothing but pleased by the quality of education my children receive at HCS and the nurturing environment in which it is provided. Teachers and staff encourage communication with families, and having 2 teachers per class is an amazing asset. My children enjoy school, feel safe and are learning and developing! Our board is stronger and more active than ever, working hard towards getting us back into a Hoboken bldg that is better than before, and the appt of Ms. Grode (princ) and Ms. Jain (VP) has strengthened the school, esp. our middle school (MS). In the past many children left for private MS however over the last 4 yrs, almost all of the 4th graders continue onto our MS program. I sure every school has a few unhappy parents or children for whom the school is not a good fit but the % of neg comments here just doesn't match up with what I hear. My complaints: (1) some parents just don't get involved despite the sch attempts (2) we have a lot less $/poor facilities compared to other schools. My suggestion is to hit the playgrounds and speak to parents of the school before making a conclusion from this website.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

This isn't bad school however not a great one, but definitely a school that would be better if they practiced what they teached. They don't. I am very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

It's such a disappointment to see all of these negative reviews. I'm a student at Hoboken Charter and I think that it's a wonderful place. The learning experience there is great because you always have fun classmates and you'll always get a great teacher. Teachers are the key to our education, if you don't have a teacher you enjoy then you're not going to have a good time and you won't try as hard in class. Hoboken Charter has great staff with tons of supporting people to help you out in times of need. There's not a single teacher that's not enjoyable to learn from. The staff that work there aren't cruel to us students at all, I've been in about an estimated 4 fights throughout my 9 years of attending Hoboken Charter and i can safely say that there was no HARSH punishment. In a matter of fact i barely even remember if I had a punishment, but at the end of the day everyone in the school was supporting me again and helping me get back on my feet. Now this is my opinion as not everyone has to be the same, but I can safely tell you that Hoboken Charter may have been all these horrible things you say it might be, but I know for a fact that it's an outstanding school and i still love it.


Posted April 24, 2012

This school is an embarrassment to the community. It is unfortunate for the family and students who are still attending HCS. My child learned next to nothing while attending HCS. The teacher was ineffective, as was the absent and unqualified administration. As a parent, I would advise any prospective parents run far away and put your child's needs first. Don't buy into the promises they make.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

As a student who attends this school, I am shocked by some of these reviews. Your all saying: We should be closed down, They use slang, They are not safe, There are too many fights. No, No, No. We don't use slang, there are barely any fights at all! Who are you people? If some kids are getting bullied, the teachers and principle will sit them down and talk it out. No harsh punishments. And for the safety. The kids at Hoboken Charter School, are probably the safest in the nation... honestly. The teachers are, oh I don't know, AMAZING. We kids, are getting the proper education we need! Many have been graded advance in the NJ Ask. I myself have. Overall, this school is one in a million. As the school says, "Where children come first, and learning comes naturally."


Posted June 17, 2010

The High School has become a horror, due to poor leadership and mismanagement. The teachers are still great and helpful, but the principal leaves much to be desired when it comes to administration. This is not a large school, nor does it have a numerous student body, but students still fall through the cracks and that is largely due to leadership and following through.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

My child does not attend this school. However, I have witnessed many times at the playground (Church Street SQ) that the staff members are rude and not very attentive to the children. I often wonder what would make them watch these children, as I fear someone grabbing one and walking off. As for the rudeness.. Simply put its unprofessional ghetto slang used on these children. I hope these are not the teachers as I would never allow my child to be exposed to that type of talk!


Posted May 20, 2010

My son has excelled in Hoboken Charter School, makes all 'A's and enjoys going to school. The teachers are experienced and really care about the students. They go out of their way to help each student with after school help, different programs for electives, and an all in all great environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I think they need to close the school. They are still having fights at the school and the punishment is unfair because they cater to the kids they like more. The staff is incompetent in many areas and you don't know who is in charge. This is a politically correct school only so whose fooling who..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

New principal is great. Teachers are much happier and the kids are benefitting. School will shortly move to new space in town which will be a huge improvement. Excellent HS acceptances this year for the eighth grade. Middle school program is better, elementary school remains excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

Discipline and fictitious security issues have become a distraction and produced some bad publicity- largely false and poorly reported in the local press. The core academics of the school from K - 8 are very high quality and the teachers are truly outstanding in amost every case. The student body is very diverse and range from very low-income, low motivated and poorly prepared kids to very high achieving, college bound, driven young people. I like this aspect of the school because it mirrors the real world. Administration and governance need work. The current principal is leaving and we all hope the Board of Trustees will hire someone really top notch to strengthen the middle school program. The Board of Trustees appear to be mostly ceremonial appointments so I am not sure who is setting curriculum and management policy for the school. HS should be jettisoned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2009

An excellent school who strives to do their best. The provide children with a service learning based program. K-8th strives to give their best and the high school also does their best. I do agree that the high is small and for student seeking more variety well they could always transfer but the high school does a great job in giving a surpass education to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2009

I am a high school student at Hoboken Charter high school and to be honest its ok. To me it's not the best highscool and you hear a lot of students saying that. Next I can only talk about the high school I find Hoboken Charter High school needs more programs and let the students decide what subjects they would like to take. Everyone wants to do something different for their future , and we're not expose to alot of things. Since it is a small school, its hard and they have their own ways of doing things which is good and bad. Instead of having french as an elective we should be able to choose what language we would like to take. I feel if we have after school programs and a better school schedule you can attract alot more people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

This is a wonderful school. All staff does their best to make sure student succeed. You will never fully give everyone what they want but as someone who sees all the hard work...it is a beautiful school.


Posted September 11, 2007

I have 2 children at the Hoboken Charter School. A first grader and a second grader. Our family collectively thanks the universe that we have a school as wonderful and intellectually stimulating as this one. The staff is completely dedicated and the administration gives their all. They are always there for us when we need them and are completely supportive of the teachers. The curriculum is outstanding and the service learning component is excellent. Last year during the civil rights studies and MLK march, my children were so facinated by what they learned that we had such great dialogue at the dinner table for weeks! I truly love the teachers, the principal, the director and the children that make HCS a special place to be everyday!! I also know when I drop my children off that they are safe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

The problems that the high school student points out start in the middle school. The bullies are out of control and the administration only provides lip service to the problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2007

I am a returning student of the Hoboken Charter School and the 2007-20008 academic year will be my senior year. I have been in the Hoboken Charter School since fourth grade and must say that the schools high school is by far the worse high school in Hoboken. There is no discipline and the students pretty much run the classrooms. The curriculum is not at all challenging.The school itself is rundown with kids who don't even want to learn or make themselves better. I advise all parents of the school to stop making changes in the middle school because the high school is in need of improvement drastically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2007

My Child is in the Hoboken Charter High school and I am not at all pleased. I took him out of Hoboken High because I was told that Hoboken Charter School was a better school but it is not. The two schools are the same when it comes to discipline and academics. I am not pleased and I am also currently looking for a well disciplined public school In Hoboken and Jersey City but I cannot seem to find one which greatly disappoints me
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

This is our daughter's first year in HCS and we are very pleased with her progress, wonderful staff and all the attention she gets there. Great school.
—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 66% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
100%
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 59% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
68%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 61% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
81%
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 66% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
55%
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 65% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education80%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Femalen/a
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
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 Students73%
Female64%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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 Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students73%
Female73%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant73%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students77%
Female73%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students77%
Femalen/a
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students27%
Femalen/a
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General education38%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students27%
Female41%
Male19%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education33%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant27%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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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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Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


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

100%

SAT college ready

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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 46% 51%
Hispanic 30% 22%
Black 18% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/A51%
Female 50%N/A49%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Gifted specialist(s)
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Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ms Deirdra Grode

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Crew / Rowing
Girls sports
  • Crew / Rowing
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Parent involvement
  • Organize cultural events
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Hoboken, NJ 07030
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