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Irvington High School

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Posted October 2, 2010

For having only one high school in Irvington, this school does really well. I am currently ranking number 2 in the junior class of 2012 (we have about 350 to 400 students) and I know for sure that this school offers the very best academic programs that a student can take. The worse thing about this school is that nearly half of the students don't care about it or one another. It's extremely aggravating to be one of only possibly 200 students who are involved in extracurricular activities including sports. I for one am involved in more than 10 and have successfully completed an AP and 3 honors classes during my sophomore year. Another problem is that the students aren't willing to help change the school for the better. They just complain about the school that they must sit through throughout the entire school year. Most teacher's are really good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

this school is the only high school in irvington and they need another one. the special needs program leaves alot to be desired in this school it is not handicapped accessiable in a safe matter at all.to worryed about simple things to get to he hard core of learning .I work for a school system and I though it was bad but after having several grandchildren going to this school had to pull them out it was just not meeting the goal for a good education and specially not one to give them the goal to keep gong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

some people think irvington high is bad but it is not it is actually a school with hard working teachers staff and others that are willing to sit there and help us. some people think irvington high is bad because of the fights and all that but its not,and plus it does not even matter that there is some kids who do not care about there education but are always ready to start a fight it does not matter at all but whatmatters is you going to school and getting a education and worrying about your carrer for when you get older don't nobody give a graph about anybody else but there selfs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2009

this school has alo of great classes but the students that goes there are so rude and disrespectful.


Posted June 27, 2009

i am attending irvington high year 2008-09 for the first time and wish to go there again for my senior year of 2010.Many people give my school a bad rep and make it out to be a 'zoo'.it really is not that bad as they make it seem.yes we do have fights and all that stuff but show me a high school full of teenagers and i can show you a fight this happens every where.I think just do to where we live and the poeple that are exsposed to us may have morre problems then others.I enjoy going to school and believe if you go there you need to be strong minded and not willing to falll for any and everything.People can not keep blaming the school for everything.i believe disapline starts at home and parents need to instill deeper and better values .I love my school!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 13, 2008

Irvington High School does have some good programs, it does not always get the attention it deserves. There are some promising students with bright futures attending, its always the bad news that gets highly publisized.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Irvington High School isnt as bad as people think it is. There are very good teachers and the principal is doing a wonderful job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2006

Great School, good teacher, ok staff, fighting and safety is bad though but overall this school is improving!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2005

I am a recent graduate of Irvington High School and I say that the school is not that bad. Wherever you go, there will always be teachers & students who dont care one way or another so I dont see why everyone is emphasizing that negavative aspect. The academic & athletic awards plus community service activities obtained by graduates and current students has proven that although we lack certain facilities and resources, we can still work with what is available to us and make positive changes. Instead of looking at the downsides of Irvington High, people should sit back and observe the students who are working hard to succeed academically and also change not only the school but the whole community.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 18, 2004

I do not believe that the school is as bad as everyone else may think. I attend Irvington Highschool and we are not as wild as people set us out to be, nor is the principle or teachers. The administrators and facutly members of Irvington High try their very best to make our school a better inviorment for the student who attend. We are not jungle animals or are all in gangs. Some students choose the wrong path in life and choose to be influenced, but others do not, and do our very best to prove everyone who say we can never make it, very very wrong. So in my point of view I think of the school in a well respected manner.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2004

I am an ex-student that attended Irvington high about 5 or 6 years ago. The school was bad then, and it is bad now. The only improvement is the addition of metal detectors in the front entrance, instead of only having then in the side doors.The learning envirment is horrible,along with the sanitary condition of the school,cafetria,locker rooms, and bathrooms.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2004

I have just graduated from Irvington High in 2004 and my friends and I made the difference. Despite what ignorant people might think about Irvington High, it's a school that ready to teach children who are willing to learn. Your attitude about this school might have been brought about by your own children's/relative's failure and I'm sorry to hear that but you have no power to sentence a judgment over anyone else's lives. It's people like yourselves who push my peers and I to make a harder effort to be the difference, to make it somewhere, someday and have you and your children working for us. I promise you that there is some Irvington High School alumni that has already proved you wrong and you can believe that there are plenty more to come. Sometimes life hands you cards that unfortunately, you must play. We are determined to win.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2004

As a parent who had just moved to the community and had no idea of just how bad this school system was I must say bring in the troops this school is a war zone I mean it. I have seen jungle animals behave better. It is like a gang show on wheels. I had to take my daughter out and send her to private school where I had to pay 7,000 a year, because I wanted her to make it home alive every day. Do not send your children to this school. The teachers are scared and I am scared 4 them. I know sometimes it is very hard 4 some but I would rather home school than to send my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2004

Its Terrible!!The school is overrun by gangs and violence. Most teachers don't care and therefore the students don't. Everything in that school is terrible. IHS is definantly the worst school known to man. Ihs is like a steelwall roadblock when it comes to reaching your goals successfully. You have to be physically and mentally equipped to attend this school, and actually come out alive and stronger. If this school doesn't kill you in some way when you come out it will make you extremely stronger. This school is not a learning enviornment, more like a teenage daycare. The children of Irvington have no future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Actually I am an ex-student who attended the school for two years. Parents if you can do not send your children their. Teachers don't care, students don't care and parent's don't care. if you want what's best try another public school. compare to some private school and Newark public school it is better. if your child can support peer pressure and not give in to a bad atmosphere than they can survive. An honors student '05
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 2, 2003

If there were more teachers that were concerned about student learning and not brushing in the fact that they get their pay check regardless,it would be excellent.


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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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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32%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
17%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special education15%
General education69%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged24%
Special educationn/a
General education36%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant32%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

2012

 
 
20%
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 Students15%
Female13%
Male16%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantaged13%
Special educationn/a
General education18%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant15%
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:

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

60%

SAT college ready

6%

Graduation rate

60%


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
Black 92% 16%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1253 Clinton Ave
Irvington, NJ 07111
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