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Holmdel High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1039 students

 

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Posted May 11, 2012

The TV Production program at Holmdel Schools, under the superb direction of David Kaiserman, is stellar. They have won numerous prestigious awards, Telly Award, U-Got-Brains Award and most recently Communicator Award. The curriculum is vibrant and student-centered - and, very popular with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

One of the best High Schools in NJ! I am a current student and I can say that the school lives up to its reputation. Teachers, administrators and support staff go the extra mile to make sure we are prepared for college & adulthood. The teachers are challenging, but it is only for our own good as a lot of students go on to attend top colleges and universities. If you are looking for a good high school in Monmouth County, I would definately reccomend Holmdel High!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2009

One of the best schools in NJ. Teachers that go the extra mile
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Hhs is diversified enough. It offered many ap courses and language courses. I would rate it one of the excellent schools in nj.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2006

Holmdel High School is a very good high school. I attended myself and it prepared me very well for college. Thanks to HHS, I excelled at a top tier university. Parents are involved, students were offered the full range of music and art classes, and teams were fielded for a wide variety of sports. I recommend Holmdel as a great school system for anyone looking to move to central New Jersey. The only negative is a lack diversity, but the school itself can't do much about that.
—Submitted by a former 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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female99%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education87%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education73%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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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SAT participation

97%

SAT college ready

74%

Graduation rate

96%


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 69% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 21% 9%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Two or more races 4% 1%
Black 1% 16%
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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr William Loughran

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
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36 Crawfords Corner Road
Holmdel, NJ 07733
Phone: (732) 946-1832

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