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Oakcrest High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 59 students

 

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Posted November 17, 2009

i love this school... the teachers are great and they helped me make my grades almost perfect.... we have great sprots teams as well
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2009

I'm currently a sophmore, and I love Oak. Its just the essence of being there is great. They are FULL of school spirit and arent afraid to show it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2008

Oakcrest is a very homy school. It's not great but it's a home to all its students. They're all full of Falcon Pride and they stick together well. I love Oakcrest, it's my family. =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2008

My daughter is a junior and she loves the school. She always comes home with a smile on her face and talks about how her teachers and friends are great. I personally have talked to the teachers and I believe that they are fun and educational at the same time, while maintaining good discipline. I am positive that I am going to send my 2 younger children there when they become of age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

I have two children, a Freshman and a Junior, and they both love the school. It's challenging but fun. I give it a thumbs up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Great school that meets the needs of all students. It has a variety of areas to study. Fosters the creative development of students.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 92% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
68%
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 Students86%
Female92%
Male80%
Black78%
Asian81%
Hispanic87%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education47%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black44%
Asian86%
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education16%
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black51%
Asian71%
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education15%
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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%
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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

76%

SAT college ready

26%

Graduation rate

84%


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 52% 51%
Black 26% 16%
Hispanic 16% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Anthony Mongelluzzo

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1824 Dr Dennis Foreman Drive
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: (609) 909-2600

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