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Moorestown High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1384 students

 
 

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Posted September 26, 2013

I AM A PARENT BUT WENT TO THIS SCHOOL IN THE LATE 60'S AND GRADUATED IN 1972 AND THE SCHOOL , TEACHERS WERE GREAT AND THE KIDS I HAD IN MY CLASS WERE GREAT SO THIS IS ABOUT MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL SIGN ROBERT PETTI
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2013

Moorestown High has Excellent Teachers...Socially it is not much fun as it is full of cliques. If you want a good education at a public high school that will help you to get into a Top Tier college this school is it. It helped me get into a prestigious liberal arts college. I never would of had the success in my life if it was not for this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2009

Its like being in a small school on a large scale. The teachers are all accessible and care about each individual student. The Mission of the school is to promote that student teacher relationship!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

At Moorestown we have a wonderful tradition of excellent teaching. The administration, faculty and staff really care about our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

i go to MHS and i've got to say its not as good as everyone thinks. Theres some insane teachers here who obviously dont know how to teach, which is proven through students grades. The faculty is focusing on the minor problems rather then the big ones and is wasting money on things we dont need. Overall i would say i would rather be in another school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2008

Great School. Great Staff. Great Soccer Team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

i go to these schools. there absolutelyy great. The teachers are good, the communitys terrific, and theres not that much violence. i wouldnt want to grop up anywhere else
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2006

My son graduated from Moorestown High at the top of his class and went on to graduate from Princeton University. it's a very competitive school with lots of support for kids who are willing to work hard. Overall, I thought the faculty was committed and excellent. My younger son also went there. He's a less committed student, but an excellent musician. He left after a couple of years and went elsewhere to a school that was more tolerant of his offbeat ideas. I think Moorestown does a better job with kids who don't challenge convention. I wasn't a particularly involved parent -- and didn't have much desire to be one. But had I been willing the school would have kept me busy, I'm sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

Moorestown High School is a vert well rounded school, its located in the #1 town in the country and the school system is just as awesome as the town. Academically it prepares students well for college, and teaches students how to balance academics and athletics, which has really taught my kids alot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2005

While attending Moorestown High School I wasn't all that impressed. After a few years of college I feel that Moorestown prepares their students extrememly well. Our High School was the best atmosphere ever and looking back has probably been the best years of my life. There is nothing bad about this school in anyway, from academics to the students and faculty it's a great place to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 1, 2004

My son is now attending Moorestown High School. He is haveing the worst time of his life. I am thinking about sending him to Moorestown Friends school. Thanks.
—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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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99%

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95%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
91%

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89%

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90%
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 Students98%
Female98%
Male97%
Black94%
Asian97%
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education88%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black61%
Asian94%
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education72%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black56%
Asian86%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant86%
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

93%

SAT college ready

72%

Graduation rate

98%


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 79% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 8% 16%
Hispanic 4% 22%
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 7%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 Bridgeboro Road
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Phone: (856) 778-6610

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