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Lodi High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1 student

 
 

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Posted December 4, 2011

I have one child attending this school for two years now. As per my childs acknowledgement, most of the teachers are good teachers, except for one this year, Mr. Joseph Fusco, whom was arrested along with the rest of his students of the Rocket Club Class, for stealing hunting equipment on private property with the help of his students - SHAME ON YOU MR. FUSCO! Also, on many occasions when the kids were going out on rocket launch practices they were going unsupervised by Fusco, this is very dangerous and should not have not been allowed at all. Yes he was a popular teacher, but he went wrong on the above! He is currently suspended from school until further notice. I must say if Lodi Board of Education allows him back into Lodi School system, I will not allow any of my children to be around this crooked and lying so called teacher. Also, I'd like to mention that the PTO should come up with better and more affordable fundraising ideas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

I have had many run in's with this school over the past yr. now the end of the school year is approaching and my child is about to fail and have to repeat at minimum 1 class. I have suggested for a number of years that the school system upgrade to the online gradebook for parents to view, as well as providing the assingments for the studens so that they can complete & succeed in the school, at this time it is still not in place. I would hope this school find a way to inspire the students to want to attend & succeed and not make the feel as though they are just ment to sit in the chairs and "be there". I would also like to have the teachers make the students feel as though they are there to teach and assist them and not make them feel intimidated to ask for thier help .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2011

I am a former LHS graduate. My child is now a Junior at LHS. The school is overpopulated to the point that the entire freshman class has to sit on the gym floor for events held in the gym. Most of the teachers that were there in the early 90's have left or changed positions in the school so the current students are getting a less than desirable education. The school nurse is a joke. I have instructed my child to ignore the cell phone ban and call me directly if she is ill. The VP is educated and fair with the students, and the majority of the teachers my daughter has seem to not really know how to teach a lesson. The school has gone WAY downhill. I am house hunting to get out of Lodi and I am a lifelong resident. The town and all the schools are overpopulated and understaffed. I can only see these situations getting worse in the future because home owners like myself are leaving, and renters are moving in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2011

The high school staff has the students best interest at heart. More parent involvement would help student achievement.


Posted January 14, 2011

I believe that this shcool is run like a prison, Lockout's if kids are late, 4 lockouts leads to a Saturday detention of 2 hours, 4 more & then it's 4 hours, anything after that is suspension. The new uniform policy has been taken too far, so mcuh so that it even if the child waers the right color but the material of the garment is not proper, they will be asked to remove it or call the parent to have the proper garment be brought for them or they face detentio ro suspension.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

The material taught in LODI HS is rigorous. Students need to focus and invest more time for success!!!! If your child is having problems, the school community meets with you to find a way to help the student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

The school's attempt at educating students is pathetic. The combination of a passive-aggressive administration with incompetent teachers is bound to fail.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 11, 2008

This is the worst school I have ever been in. Some of the worst teachers to have ever stepped into a classroom teaches in this school. The guidance counselors are in no way helpful. This school should be closed down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

The school is by no means a bad school, but it does not offer students the chance to succeed like others, the choice of AP classes is very small compared to others, and the guidance counsellors will not simply let students 'test the waters' with honors programs so they are for the most part stuck wherever they are placed


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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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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90%

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83%

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88%

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85%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
67%

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60%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Black77%
Asian90%
Hispanic89%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education53%
General education98%
English language learners62%
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former74%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black50%
Asian91%
Hispanic76%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
General education85%
English language learners62%
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former63%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

2012

 
 
49%
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 Students43%
Female47%
Male40%
Black31%
Asian60%
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
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

21%

Graduation rate

83%


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 46% 22%
White 36% 51%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 53%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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99 Putnam Street
Lodi, NJ 07644
Phone: (973) 478-6100

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