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Lacey Twp High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 73 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2012

I graduated from Lacey a few years ago, and had a mostly positive experience. I was at the very top of my class (straight As in honors and AP classes), and found that at the very top, there was a lack of Advanced Placement course options, as the school only had a few options for Seniors and almost none for Juniors. I believe that after my grade, students had access to more, but this program needs to expand more. Teachers varied in quality, but overall were good. The biggest problem is that even the honors classes were not even close to college level, and I did not feel prepared to do detailed research. Our senior paper for an Advanced Placement English class was a measly 8 page "essay." When I got to college and routinely had to write much longer reports and research papers, this seemed like a joke.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2012

I love Lacey Twp Schools and the area. As a parent, you want your kids to have the best education possible. Well, I have 2 kids who went thru Lacey twp Schools, both graduated with honors .One graduated from an IVY LEAGUE school and did GREAT and the other graduated from PACE in NY and did GREAT.....and they are both successful, working , and loved it. Need I say more......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

I LOVE LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL! I think Lacey is one of the BEST schools in the country! Awesome teachers and a beautiful building!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2010

There's a REASON this high school is rated ONLY A 6!!!!! I'VE HAD 2 kids go through this school. The first had no academic troubles, didn't need extra help. BUT, the other HAS a 504 plan, needs extra help, but DOES NOT GET THE HELP! There is almost NO COMMUNICATION from the teachers to the parents, even when my child was in danger of failing a class! TEACHER'S DON'T FOLLOW THE 504 plan! They admit to getting frustrated & my child's self-esteem is down the drain. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2008

While their are many quality teachers at Lacey H.S., the majority of them are unprofessional, incompetent, and unwilling (or unable) to provide a quality education. The teachers, administration, and environment of the K-8 schools in Lacey are outstanding. I'm not sure what happened in the high school, but teachers seem to want to hinder students rather than help. Many of the coaches also are just there to supplement their income since it's one of the lowest paid districts in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I have lived here in lacey for just over twelve years. Comparabley speaking, as i have relatives in ca,texas,pa and north jersey. Lacey does very well. We do now have a principal. The construction is finished. Parent participation is lacking here. It seems as soon as students hit middle school, parents take a hands off approach. Our music department is wonderful to say the least. We have expanded our theatre department to include academic acting classes. It is all what you make it. I have put one student through and am in the process of graduating #2. The above mentioned e mails sound very bitter. Lacey is beautiful and our high school is light, open, bright and the new principal is making excellent and much needed changes. Especially in the area of discipline. If your child is not a trouble maker, you will appreciate the atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2006

Lacey offers a wide variety of programs to meet each student's needs, and is like every other school in that, 'you only get out what you put in!' Most teachers care and work hard to help students reach their potential.Many parents have NO CLUE what this even is and are fast to point fingers for what they fail to do as parents. As a parent and a teacher (elementary) YOU must be your child's best advocate in any school! Lacey isn't perfect, but tries hard!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

every parents problem fall on deaf ears. lacy is known for passing the buck if your not an A' STUDEMNT YOU DO NOT EXSIST.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2005

I believe this school has some of the best teachers in the county and maybe even state. Some of the bad things about this school are that it still doesnt have a principal and the building is in need of some major renovations.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2005

Horrible! My first child said if she didn't get most of her education from another school system besides Lacey, she would have never made it through college. My other child slept through this school. Most of the teachers are just there to collect a pay check. The teachers dress very poorly. If they don't care about the way they dress then why should the students? My child was very big into sports and an excellent athlete only to be let down by coaches. She could have received two gold letters but was treated so poorly by the coaches she quit. Students are treated poorly by teachers. I have put three children through this school system. If I had known about this seven years ago, I would have never moved here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

this school is very horrible. what is going on in this school? there is nothing. i am so embarassed to even let my kids go here. pittyful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2005

Not the best school around, very messy and lack of discipline. the sports teams are ok, and thier is a wide variety of extracurricular activitys. But many people are very disrespectful and not many of the administrators do much about it.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
93%

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93%

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91%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students95%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education78%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female76%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special education47%
General education85%
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.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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50%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students50%
Female46%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Special educationn/a
General education57%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant50%
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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SAT participation

60%

SAT college ready

36%

Graduation rate

87%


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
White 94% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
Black 1% 16%
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 21%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr James Handschuch

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73 Haines Street
PO Box 206
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
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