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Red Bank Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1161 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

RBR was a wonderful school for our kids. It is culturally and academically diverse, with both rigorous IB and AP programs, as well as the performing arts. Two of our children were very well prepared for admission to and attendance at elite colleges. Another was equally well prepared for admission to a performing arts program. Finally, I have watched over the years as the culture of the school has become increasingly inclusive and supportive. The atmosphere between the different ethnic and interest groups is one of acceptance and support. I believe this reflects the philosophy and competence of the school teachers and leadership. Last year was a tough year for this school, with many families impacted by hurricane Sandy and two tragic losses. I happened to be in the school following one of these, and was amazed to see how the community of students came together to support each other. If I had it to do over, I would absolutely choose to send my kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

When U look at a town like Union Beach that has no high school the choice is a vocational academy, Keyport rated 2 out of 10 or RBR with a rating of 7 out of 10. And you have a student who on the admission application scored last year 2.5 for grades out of 15 but this year scored 9 out of 15 your not looking at a students potential to improve, yet the school indicates you can pay privately and attend. Union Beach Parents should be able 2 chose what school there children go to and who receives those tax dollars either RBR, Keyport or St Johns etc... Children in Red Bank can score lower (they do not have to test) and still get access to the school then so should students of Union Beach who want the opportunity and if not Union Beach needs to have a receiving contract with a better high school then Keyport such as Holmdel, Hazlet or a catholic school you are looking at an additional 80-90 students each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

We relocated to this school from West Morris Mendham this year. While my kid loved Mendham, RBR has surpassed expectations. Academics and support services are on par, far more activities are offered at RBR and the community is diverse with a cool personality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

RBR is a wonderfully blended high school with students from all walk of life because it is comprised of students from three very different sending districts, as well as being a magnet school for districts within the county who do not have a high school of their own. Kids from the mostly white, affluent district have their eyes opened to the real world when they come here and hence learn to appreciate all the have instead of expect it. Kids from the economically challenged minority district get a better sense of acceptable social and academic parameters. The academics at this school are stellar, with a myriad of performing and visual art majors offered, business and technology academies, AP, IB programs, and numerous academic support programs. Test results for this school deceivingly skew lower as they do not account for the significant percentage of students for whom English is second language.
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Posted March 7, 2006

i go to rbr and i think that it is a wonderful school and helps teenagers out a whole lot. rbr also gets students really ready for college.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2005

I am a current student there. the english department is great, as long as you are taking the challenging classes. Math needs some help though. there are a few teachers that are so smart that it is hard for them to help slower learners understand something that just comes naturally to them. The performing arts at RBR is excellent and many kids from out of district attend for it. Sports are pretty good, the coaching may be questionable. As a 4 year varsity athlete, I can tell you that being involved with sports is a very good thing for a student at RBR. Parents are very involved here. The Booster club is a parent run organization that raises money for any school progam that is runing low on funds. Also, most members on the Board of Education are parents of studnets at RBR.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2004

My daughter got a great education at RBR. The teachers went far beyond the expected. She was well prepared to enter a good college (Tulane) when she graduated. The transition to college study was made easier for her by the academically challenging environment, especially in the invaluable art of writing which was available at RBR. In visiting schools across the nation, we found college Admittance counselors knew of RBR and highly respected it.
—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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
95%

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94%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

290 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black74%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
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

85%

SAT college ready

46%

Graduation rate

97%


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 67% 51%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 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 16%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 Ridge Road
Little Silver, NJ 07739
Phone: (732) 842-8000

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