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Lakewood High School

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Posted July 17, 2010

I did 3 of my 4 year high school career in Lakewood High School and I cannot complain. I know Lakewood has a bad reputation, but I absolutely loved Lakewood. There's a lot of stupid drama that may happen but it doesn't interfere with the teachers teaching. I have to say something about the teachers of Lakewood High School, most of the teachers in the Lakewood District are AWESOME. I mean there are the ones that it's time for retirement, but I loved every teacher I had. They may not have all the supplies they need, but they do with what they have and they are awesome with what they do. Only a special person would teach in Lakewood. Someone who has thick skin absolutely and a good sense of humor is a must! I only gave it 4 out of 5 stars because no school is perfect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2009

I think that lakwood high school is a great school because no one is really racist here. Everyone gets along with whatever group they want to and there really isn't like the in group you know. No popular crew or anything like that so you join what ever group you believe is you. We have them all. Yeah there may be fights and all plus all the Gangs but if you don't get involved with any of that your okay. No ones ever given me a problem. Plus now that we have Ms. Yuli, rules and regulations have really been enforced. So this is my school and I will tell you the truth... I love this school even if it is a little ghetto. I love my teachers because they do care I will always feel like I fit in even if I am a loser jk ;) haha a7x 4life!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2009

(I am actually a former student of L.H.S.) When I was attending Lakewood High my opinions were very crutial. I thought it was very ghetto, to much drama, and crowded. It wasn't until I had to move far away, that I started to really appreciate what I had. Where I currently attend school it's very segrigated. If you don't find a little click to hang with you might as well be invisible. The teachers don't care if you learn, there more worried about the check they get at the end of the week. Now in Lakewood everyone hangs with everone. There's no discrimination what's so ever. Everone learns not only to get along with many different kinds of ethnicities, but the kids are also blessed with teachers who want them to learn.learn would give anything to be back in L.H.S. =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2008

Lakewood High School is a great school to go to.I like it.You can meet people from all over the world learn their culture,etc. Much more..
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2006

Lakewood High School is a bad school. There's alot of fights and alot of gangs.
—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 92% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

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58%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male65%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special education48%
General education80%
English language learners23%
Non-migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special education22%
General education50%
English language learners25%
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 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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%
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 Students19%
Female19%
Male20%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Pacific Islandern/a
White39%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Non-economically disadvantaged19%
Special educationn/a
General education25%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant19%
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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48%
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26%
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SAT participation

70%

SAT college ready

6%

Graduation rate

71%


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
Hispanic 62% 22%
Black 27% 16%
White 11% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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855 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Phone: (732) 905-3502

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