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S Hunterdon Reg High School

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Posted November 3, 2013

South is a unique place that my children love being a part of. The caring and supportive environment only assists in the learning process. Every teacher, administrator, and staff member knows my children's name. They are connected to who they are and how they learn. It is great to feel connected to how your children are doing in the classroom. I will get an email from a teacher if something is out of character for my children like a missing homework or a low test grade. That is not the case in other schools. We are fortunate to be a part of such a special place one that my children will remember fondly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

$20 Million in renovations? Are you kidding me? Where did it go? We took our high achieving son out of South because it DOESN'T offer anything of value to the students! Then we were called by the school and begged to keep him in South! Maybe the money should have been invested in compeditive classes for the kids. The graduating class size is small for a reason, no one wants to go to SHRHS. It can offer nothing that Central can and when parents of SHRHS start to look at going to college for their children they will relize that their children have missed out a A LOT of classes that other chidlren have taken that South have never offered. South has a long way to go and doesn't look like its going to ever change. South offers nothing to children of special needs and are closed minded. Removing our son was the best thing we have ever done for him, he is in the top 10% of his class nationally and could NEVER have been ranked that high by going to South. Good luck to those parents who think South is best thing, open your eyes and see what your kids are missing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2011

With over $20 million in recent renovations and excellent Superintendent all makes for a prime learning environmant
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2010

This school just has the great small school experience, the students have the close relationship with their teachers. The sports are the same way. I am a tuition student to South Hunterdon and I completely enjoyed every minute spent at the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2009

I am a student attending South and I hope this will not prevent my review from be posted. South's teachers are wonderful. They are generally fair, enthusiastic, experienced, and willing to help their students when they need assistance. No complaints there. Despite the teachers' skills (and hospitality,) my first years were extremely difficult. Kids of minority/mixed ethnic backgrounds are given quite a hard time by their peers. This is no fault of the school's and the staff did try to help with the bullying at first. It progressed and got worse. The 'affirmative actions' officers abandoned us when our problems became inconvenient for them. Harassment problems in this school are downplayed unacceptably. The staff is constantly raving about how 'kind' and 'considerate' members of the student body act toward one another. Discipline is not used appropriately. I rate this school 2.5/5 stars. We've got a long way to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2009

I have a child who attends South. I have been very happy with the teachers and the administration there. This is a good school, with great teachers and really good kids. I feel that my child is getting a great education there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

I am a parent of a student & former student myself. My experience w/SHR was not really pleasant. Teachers showed bias (both negative & positive) based on their experiences w/my parents or former family that attended. Luckily that has changed. There is really not many special programs for children needing extra help & the school doesn't seem very interested in developing any to help keep them at SHR instead of sending them to an 'alternative' school. The block scheduling they have now is ridiculous as well. If your child needs 'help' this is not the school for them. That unfortunately hasn't changed in the many years since i graduated. The teachers & Child Study team are nice & try to be helpful but just don't know how sometimes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

SHRHS has demonstrated the ability to support high achieving students, by providing high quality education to those who are very motivated, from dedicated and highly qualified teachers. And as a result, and contrary to a previous commenter, high achieving students from South are accepted at many of the top colleges around the country. As a parent, I know this to be true. My own two children have succeeded very well, thanks to their teachers. As a small school, South certainly cannot be expected to provide every possible opportunity that larger schools can. But, my kids attended the highest level courses offered at South, including AP courses. Consequently they have both been accepted at their colleges of choice, and at other highly selective private colleges, receiving individual 4yr scholarship offerings in excess of $100K. What more can a parent hope for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

We are parents of an 8th grader at SHRHS and we are very happy with the education our daughter is recieving. She is challenged academically, she is doing meaningful work, her teachers are excellent,and she is involved in extracurriclar activities including sports and clubs. Plus she has a great group of peers. Other parents we know are also very happy with SHRHS and believe SHRHS is preparing our kids for college. In fact, in recent newlsetter SHRHS seniors have been accepted to schools such as Gerogetown, Boston University, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, American University, and LaSalle. Since SHRHS is such a small school 350 kids in 7-12, the teachers and administration really get to know the kids--we beleive this is a very important during the teen years. SHRHS is a true community based public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2008

I am a current student at South Hunterdon and cannot believe that I have to leave at the end of this year. Yes, scheduling is sometimes a nightmare and yes, being a small school means that our class choices aren't the greatest. But there are six AP classes offered, one of which was just created this year along with such classes as Science in Cinema, Animal Science, and Intro the Music. There is an honors track for nearly every subject and the addition of new courses demonstrates the school s effort to diversify our curriculum. And teachers at South Hunterdon know every single one of their students, seeing as the class sizes are about 2 to 12 students. I cannot rate South Hunterdon as anything other than excellent. If a student chooses to take advantage of South, they can receive a great education and also be extremely involved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 14, 2008

I am quite stunned by your comments...not so much for the content but for the grammar. I find South to be an excellent school. My children are recieving a great education and are involved in many activies. They are also in Honors/AP classes. The teachers are very involed with the students and are easily contacted when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education50%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students68%
Female78%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged66%
Special education42%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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

All Students88%
Female92%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant88%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students87%
Female92%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
75%

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 Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female81%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

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 Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
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%
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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SAT participation

80%

SAT college ready

57%

Graduation rate

92%


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 85% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 5% 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 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 Mt Airy Harbourton Road
Lambertville, NJ 08530
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