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Hoboken High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2013

Happy at HHS! Some exceptional teachers and guidance counselors, and a principal focused on the right issues makes HHS a truly great school . The mandate of public schools demands they serve all, across the income and performance spectrum. Kids from at-risk homes or with special needs require specialized attention. Likewise, high-achieving students fare best in a challenging environment. Hoboken High meets all these needs (and those in between). Our kids have thrived with AP and Honors classes, intense coursework and engaging teachers. The strength of the (fully funded) arts, sports and extra-curricular programs is also key for us. The school often competes and wins at the state-wide level. The mistaken bad rep view lingers, sadly. Ironic, as student safety and discipline are taken very seriously. Indeed, walk through the hallways of this small school and the culture of togetherness in this diverse student community is obvious. Folks that dismiss Hoboken High because it reflects this urban community or reduce its varied student body to a simple test score are ignoring a great educational option. We have been there for three years now and haven t regretted it once.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2013

Hoboken High School is a gem of a school. Our daughter has benefitted from the small class size and personal attention she gets from her teachers, all of whom are very open to parent involvement. She takes mostly AP and honors classes and the work is rigorous and challenging. And, as she enters her senior year and is zeroing in on college plans, we have appreciated the excellent guidance department, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

Hoboken High School has consistently gotten a "bad rep" because of low test scores and "inadequate" academic performance, in addition to many unintentional (and/or intentional) racist bias. Yes, many of the students at the school do just get by with the bare minimum and graduate ill-prepared for the world they face today. But Hoboken High School certainly cannot be blamed for this, and to simply skip over all the positives of the school to just focus on and point at the negatives is negligible. I have had the privilege of attending Hoboken High School for what is now three years, and I am thrilled to continue for my last year. The ability to play sports, perform in shows, debate across the country, write for the school's newspaper, interact with students of all different backgrounds and personalities all the while being pushed to take a variety of rigorous AP courses is something that not many high school students get the opportunity to do, and I am thankful that Hoboken High School is one of the only schools in the area that gives me that opportunity. Don't judge a book by its cover. I highly recommend looking into this really great local public school.


Posted July 16, 2012

I had the opportunity to coach Hoboken High School juniors on resume and career preparation and was very happy to see how many students were engaged in their education and actively making plans for their educational future. Unfortunately, reputations fade slowly, and this school does not get its fair share of praise for its programs and students.


Posted March 28, 2010

I have to agree with the poster below me, The school is pretty good, small classes, lots of extracurricular activities, most teachers are friendly and help out students, I believe this school gets a bad reputation because most of the students are from the projects..sure there are a lot of fights for a small school but as long as you dont go looking for trouble you wont find any..Most students do take advantage of what the school has to offer but like in any school some dont care and just pass with bare minimum. ..The building is pretty old but in good condition maybe just fix the small problems and definitely redo the bathrooms make them like the new union city school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

Hoboken's best kept secret. It is a small, intimate school where the children enjoy a close relationship with the staff. Great IB program and some nice extra programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2005

Great leadership and counselors. 11th grade leadership truly cares about each child. Very strict on discipline. Leadership in this school is wonderful and very responsive to concerns of parents. Only drawback is that a caucasian child moving into this school may have difficulty being included or accepted by fellow students.
—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 82% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
72%

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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 Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education19%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students31%
Female26%
Male37%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Special education13%
General education35%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant31%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special education20%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education42%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male57%
Black61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students37%
Female27%
Male45%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
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

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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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

77%

SAT college ready

8%

Graduation rate

85%


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
Hispanic 62% 22%
Black 20% 16%
White 16% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 75%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Ninth & Clinton Sts
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 356-3701

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