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Lindenwold High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 2 students

 
 

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Posted December 30, 2013

This school gets better every year. It is just sad that the principal is the only one who knows the what he is doing over there. The principal is professional and caring with the community and parents. He treats people with respect and gets the most out of the kids. They need to fire the football coach and AD since they are the same person. Maybe the principal should be the football coach too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2013

One of the biggest mistakes I made was not taking my child out of LHS when I had the chance. The guidance department is horrible they did nothing to prep their seniors for college. They were more worried about making a name for themselves through their athletes by sweeping grades under the rug when students weren't eligible to play. Instead of getting the students the proper tutoring or extra help they needed They pushed grades along and set them up to fail in the real world. The dropout rate is the highest area and just,as often as they randomly drug test the students they need to test the staff as well I have two other children to get through high school and LHS isn't even an option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

Lindenwold High School has been the worst experience of my young life. The kids here do not know proper human skills and often talk like they belong on another planet entirely. The few kids here who excel in many things are lucky when they finally escape this place. There are some teachers who help, but more who don't care. It's a horrible place to bring children. I would no sooner die before I enrolled my kin here. I can't wait to leave. I'm counting down the years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2011

Lindenwold High School has gotten progressively better each year since Mr. Brandt became the principal. The high school does not tolerate poor behavior or poor academic performance. The principal goes to all the events to support the kids and he is always willing to help the students and the parents. It is great to see the way he motivates those students. The teachers are also very caring and demand the most out of their students. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to get a great opportunity for a great education with wonderful people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2011

Being a small school isn't always a good thing. With roughly 600 students, If you have problem with only a few students(who doesn't?), you are bound to run in to them all over the place; making one want to avoid even the few extra-curriculars LHS has. LHS has a lot of caring teachers, but also just as many who don't give a d*mn. But the teachers aren't the main problem, it's the terrible guidance department. They are more concerned with rushing through appointments to get kids back to class and pressing about upcoming tests, they don't acknowledge students' problems, creating a helplessness and depression seen throughout the school. LHS has one of the highest drop-out rates I've heard of in this area, and most students don't go on to even complete 2 yrs at a community college. The school is very out of touch with reality. If they addressed more than test scores, I feel the school would do dramatically better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2010

i think that lindenwold high is better than lindenwold middle because the school has better things
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

I believe that parent/teacher communication is a must in any grade level. If the teachers don't call on to the parents, how else are the parents suppose to know about their child's learning ability's, depend on the child to inform the parent of leters, reports teachers concerns/comments. Even if the child is a high school student, not all teens are responsible to do so nor are they willing. The teachers must contact the parent with each individual student concerns that they have. Especially failing students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2005

This school is the highlight of this troubled town. I've never come across a more caring staff. Calls for help are answered within minutes, not days or weeks. I don't always get the answer I want, but I always get respect. The needs to beef up its efforts to support the schools because while they try, they cannot do it alone. My daughter just graduated after 4 wonderful years - and it was thanks to the committment of the people who work in and with the schools. Everyone is given the chance to excel - they just need to take advantage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2005

Positives: The high school is progressing nicely since its opening in 2001. The AP and Honors courses are challenging and the class sizes are small. The teachers and administration are involved in the students' lives in all areas of extracurricular activities. All students are encouraged to be on sports teams, to play in the band, to act in the school's excellent drama productions. Negatives: The neighborhood is deteriorating and the student population is more transient than most high schools. The majority of the students do not go on to 4-year colleges and the lack of guidance from the guidance department reflects their inexperience with the students who do excel academically and who do want to go on to further their education. Usually, it's always the same parents that you see at school functions or meetings and those are the parents of the students in honors/college prep classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2005

Great school in a troubled town. The school is the most positive, safest place in town. Very caring staff and adminsitrators, have gone above and beyond to help my son. There's always room for improvement, but I think for the school to achieve, the parents must do the same and the town must clean itself up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2004

Towards my honest opiinion lindenwold high has there ups and downs in the school. 1st year that was built everything was okay towards my statics but each year that comes it gets worser by each coming year. The students should dress apropraiate to school but Im not trying to recommend uniforms but rules and religations. Uniforms for the students will make worse to the matter. Each students has there unique style of dressing, so they dress there own self to be different. The school shouldn't be all about punishing everybody for what a couple of students are doing. School needs help!! well not really just rules need to be set strickly. Towards my opinion as of right now, after the class of 2006 leaves the school would just be worst possible. and thats the truth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2004

This school has the best teacher participation in student activities I have ever seen! They really care about the kids, it's great.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
81%

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78%

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70%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education56%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students67%
Female65%
Male68%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education17%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
26%
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%
Female40%
Male49%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged46%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
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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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

61%

SAT college ready

19%

Graduation rate

80%


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
Black 55% 16%
Hispanic 23% 22%
White 19% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 64%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 Egg Harbor Road
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
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