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Maple Shade High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 180 students

 
 

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Posted November 23, 2011

Maple Shade High School may be a small school, but it a small school with a big heart. The teachers, administration and support staff are genuinely caring and dedicated to the students, school and community. I have children that have already graduated and one that is a senior this year. My graduates have gone on to college and felt fully prepared. My senior also shares this sentiment with being offered Honors classes and CAP classes. She will graduate MSHS with 15 college credits from BCC. Many larger/regional high schools focus on children who are their star athletes or top 10% of their class leaving other students feeling lost or left out. My children were always given an opportunity to play a sport and be a part of the team, where at other larger school they would never of had the same opportunity. GREAT JOB Teachers, Staff and Administration!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2011

Remind me again why I'm paying this much taxes to live in a town whose public schools are rated only slightly above Philadelphia's?


Posted August 4, 2010

I graduated from Maple Shade High School in 2006 and I really enjoyed my experience at the school.The teachers were friendly and helpful. The average graduating class in the school is anywhere from 150-200 people. If you enjoy living in a small town, Maple Shade is definitely a good place.


Posted September 2, 2009

I think the principal in the High School Mr.Arnaur is excellent my daughter had in as a principal about 3 years ago while in 4th grade..He is caring and enjoys teaching the children, I've never met a principal like this...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

The new principals and administrators are excellent. They are caring and always looking for new and exciting ways to motivate our students. As parents, we need to remind ourselves that we must take an active approach in our children, schools and community. I have worked in education for many years in some of the 'best' school districts, many of your concerns are happening in these districts as well. These school districts quietly take clean up their dirt while accentuating their merits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2009

This school has its positives and negatives as any school does. It has many hard working teachers and administrators. Its student body is made of many hard working serious students that take pride in their school, athletics and community. As with all things, what you put into it you will get out of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2008

I am a parent of a student at MSHS. Unfortunately, there seems to be a growing problem at the school which is very evident if you attend any functions outside the normal school day. Many teachers at this school are more concerned about being the students friends rather than being mentors. My student advised me that this was a problem two years ago and I didnt grasp the severity of it until she opened my eyes to it. Thankfully, I will not have to worry about it after this year but if you send you child to this school, pay close attention and you may not like what you see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is a big problem! there is fights every where and the kids don't learn any thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

I am a student at maple shade, this past year many students are upset over how things are ran. Overall i believe this school is very unorganized. We also arent very exceptive of new students, i think you should think hard before you send your child here.


Posted April 28, 2008

I love this school. I am a parent of a 9th grader, she loves the teacher and the staff are very helpfull. The new high school principal is fresh and exciting for both the students and his staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

This is a wonderful small community school. The administrators are progressive and supportive. The new high school principal generates excitement in both the staff and students to strive for high levels of learning.


Posted January 23, 2005

This school is ok you can say, but there are teachers that just don't care. I am a sophmore in this school. Most of the teachers are ok but overall this school is nothing special and it is at your own risk sending your child here. They probably won't recieve the right education that they need and deserve.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2004

I'm a student at this high school, and I'm not completely statisfied with the education I receive. Some teachers actually try to teach, while others just let you try to teach yourself. Also, I was a student at Lenape High School my freshman year, then transferred to Maple Shade. I was learning basically the same thing my Sophmore year in Maple Shade as my freshman year in Lenape.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2003

There are some great teachers who actually care but there are others who don't care. if you're going to send your child here I wish you good luck. I just wish there was more things for the kids to do.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education66%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant53%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female64%
Male53%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
General education72%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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 Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant71%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female66%
Male54%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic26%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant69%
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.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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%
Female91%
Male91%
Black92%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students78%
Female82%
Male75%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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 Students44%
Female47%
Male43%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White47%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged43%
Special educationn/a
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
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

Below Average


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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

74%

SAT college ready

25%

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 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 77% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Black 9% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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180 Frederick Ave
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Phone: (856) 779-2880

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