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David Brearley High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 6 students

 

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Posted May 18, 2010

Excellent school. Test scores have come up a lot because of the great teachers and the excellent teaching plan!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students61%
Female74%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White63%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant60%
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%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special education65%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education12%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students44%
Female41%
Male47%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Special educationn/a
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant44%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

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

69%

SAT college ready

32%

Graduation rate

93%


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 58% 51%
Hispanic 25% 22%
Black 12% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Brian Luciani

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Kenilworth, NJ 07033
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