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Neptune High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 63 students

 
 

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Posted July 3, 2012

My daughter went to this school and I had to pull her out because they love to sweep problems under the carpet. There bullying policy is weak and they do nothing about it. I'm highly disapointed in neptune hs right down to their vice super intendent. You get no where with them. For a school of excellence they sure didn't prove it to me. The only good thing about this school is their JROTC program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

the school has so much to offer but they say they are a school of "no excuses'' I find the school makes an excuse for everything. from teachers not showing up on back to school night to guidence disregarding requests for appts., from students. It's a school that accepts mediocraty fom their administration and staff at the expense of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

As a former student of Neptune High School, I'm deeply disappointed by the school's ratings. Neptune High School is a great school with faculty that truly care about their students. I'm currently pursuing a career in education, and have yet to find a school in Northern Jersey that compares. Like all other schools it has it's problems, BUT the administration is making every attempt to change the school into a school of 'excellence.' I believe the main issue with the school isn't the school, it's the mentality of the students. They are more focused on fighting that they forget the purpose for them being there is to get an education. Its all stems from the surrounding neighborhood and today's society. It's quite sad because there are a plethora of opportunities available to them that many fail to utilize.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2009

As a former student who has gone on to get a BS,MS, and PhD, as well as post-doctoral research in Cambridge, England, the ratings here don't tell the whole story. This school provided a great foundation for its most academic students. Neptune High School has many superb, skilled teachers and it provided small but focus AP classes. Moreover, it provide a far more broad ranging and rigorous education than any private schools in the region as well as a comparable education to the public schools in the area.


Posted October 5, 2006

I am currently a student at NHS.It is an okay school but I am not fully satisfied with it.The kids can be mean and they do fight quite a bit.Also,the teachers are rude and they do not know how to handle or teach the kids properly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

Neptune High School is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. There is a vast number of extracurricular activities and sport teams. We are very satisfied with the education that our kids received while at Neptune. An added perk is that construction is just about finished on a complete overhaul of the school. It is now a brand new, state of the art school, even better than before. I would feel very comfortable in recommending this school to anyone anticipating sending their children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2005

We have a 9th grader in the high school. To date the academics are good. Our daughter seems to be learning the information that is taught in class. We have also had an easy time contacting the teachers for information when needed. The teachers and administrators seem to helpful, reponsive and knowledgable. The sports teams are good and have a good turn out. The coaches have allhad experience in their sport and seem to be good with the kids. The only 2 things that I am not happy with at the school is that there is massive construction going on, albeit for a 1st class theater and drama studio, and that the swim team must practice, temporarily, at teh Boys & Girls Club in Asbury Park. All in all the school is good and on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say it is a 7.5.
—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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%

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82%

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86%

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77%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
55%
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%
Female90%
Male81%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicity64%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education49%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant86%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicity50%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
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.

467 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
34%
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 Students35%
Female30%
Male39%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Special education17%
General education40%
English language learners13%
Non-migrant35%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former13%
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

65%

SAT college ready

13%

Graduation rate

77%


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
Black 58% 16%
White 26% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 47%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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55 Neptune Boulevard
Neptune, NJ 07753
Phone: (732) 776-2200

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