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Keyport High School

Public | 8-12 & ungraded | 501 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

Keyport teachers go out of there way previous math teacher continues to work with my son even though he is not his teacher this semester there are other teachers doing the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2013

The school has come a long way. The teachers are great the problem is the lack of participation by many parents. That's not the school's fault. School's are not babysitters and there are quite a bit of families in Keyport and Union Beach who just don't care about education. With that being said the school is not a bad place, it's small and allows parents to really know what is going on if they invest the time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

Keyport High School is improving but there is still a long way to go. Administrators and teachers need to stay in place, there is just too much turn over. Additionally students need to be helped in the college selection process. These kids should just be prepped during their senior year, more thought needs to be bought in to the process early on in their education. We cannot accept Brookdale as the next step -- there are plenty of opportunities for low income students and those who are not in the top of their class. Guidance counselors need to work for their money and get these kids placed!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2010

I happen to be one of the students who go to Keyport High School and i must say this happens to be one of the worst schools in New Jersey. Teachers do not care enough to help students bring their grades up, teachers do not make the class interestign for the students to the point where the kids tend to fall asleep in class (i happen to be one of those students who fell asleep in class), their are students who smoke on school grounds and the staff does nothing about it, and just the other day there was a bunch of kids in my classes talking about getting drunk and throwing beer bottles over fences. My teacher was just sitting there listening to the conversation and not saying a thing about it. Parents i would not suggest this school for your kids. Transferring to new school soon.


Posted May 25, 2010

Best school in the Bayshore area. My son was accepted to a top level technology school in Massachusetts and I couldn't be more proud of him. Students get out of this school what they put into it. Sports are weighed too heavily but academics are there if the students seek them out. The teachers work hard but the parents need to put in greater effort to support them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2007

I'm a student there. My friends are getting suspended for fighting every week. Teachers are not helping us learn. Grades are declining. I have free periods all the time. Kids are smoking in the bathrooms and everyone says Keyport High School needs improvements but not many people are helping and for such a small town and not many students its a pretty bad school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2007

Im a student at this school. Every student wants to be popular and the teachers are doing a poor job. There is atleast 2 or 3 good te teachers or atleast desent teachers there. Sports is very large here though. but this school n needs improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

Our child spent his entire public school career in Keyport and was accepted to a top tier college this year. Sure KHS could do better, teachers are well paid and sports is the big deal in this bayshore community but education and excellence come down to investing in your child no matter where you live. Sure, there is always room for improvement but if parents don't rally together, don't attend Board meetings and don't change perception they have to bear some of the blame. Keyport schools have potential-get out there and demand more for your children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2007

The Keyport School System is one of the worst in Monmouth County. This High School, without a doubt, has a great selection of extra-curricular Activities. But, the education quality is very low. I am completely dis-satisfied with this school. I would not reccomend going here at all. Since Keyport is the 'default' High school for the town of Union Beach, Most children Only go there because their friends are going as most children are not accepted to the other school choices. Please take my advice and do not go to this school, unless you have no plans on going to college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

more events other than sports need to be encouraged. the entire program is lacking in art and music of any type. the school has made great strides forward with the new principal and vice principal. progress and change takes time but it is happening and the school is improving steadily. more emphisis needs to be placed on projects and presentations by the students. some teachers do not challenge the students to the fullest. the guidence department is very strong and works with each student to help them reach their potential and individual goals.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

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75%

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75%

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Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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58%

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49%

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Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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67%

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62%

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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 Students82%
Female94%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female65%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education69%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education36%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant68%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

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 Students22%
Female28%
Male16%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Pacific Islandern/a
White26%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged20%
Special educationn/a
General education28%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant22%
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

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Reading growth at this school

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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

55%

SAT college ready

27%

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
White 73% 51%
Hispanic 14% 22%
Black 11% 16%
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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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351 Broad Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
Phone: (732) 264-0902

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