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New Egypt High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 13 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2013

New Egypt High School is a wonderful school for students that wish to achieve their personal best. The teachers care about their students and make an effort to know them. Quality athletic programs keep students involved. The environment is one of pride and spirit in a small town. I love that students feel safe. The school staff and curriculum has prepared my daughter well for college and the challenges beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

i am a parent and this school is terrible i can say there are only a couple of teacher that are any good most of them do not do there job. the admisistratiion is terrible especially some of the case manager there is one in particular that does nothing for the childrent and is always out smoking. i had to get a lawyer before some of the staff would do their jobs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2008

hi i am a student named ray altho the adminostation is weak right now the staff is very caring and kind almost like parents they olnly what the best thing for you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I am a student and i feel like our school is a great environment to be in. Although i do agree with the other comments about the 'special' treatment for school athletes, we have young teachers that think nothing is wrong with it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 4, 2007

I am appalled by what I have read. We currently have no administration and that is why I could not comment on principal leadership. Our Board of education is dispicable and have chased 9 administrators away! Yes...9! In order for children to get into the top schools, sports and extracurricular activities are extremely important. Whether you agree or disagree...that is the truth. As a former administrator in a University, colleges want everything...the full package in a student. New Egypt is an extraordinary enviroment. The teachers value these students and it truly is a family atmosphere. We have an amazing teaching staff. We also had a top notch superintendent, assistant superintendent,curriculum administrator, business administrator, lawyer, 2 vice principals, principal and athletic director...unfortunately....they have all resigned or been removed within a 6 month period thanks to the new BOE. NE schools are great...it is the board we need to get rid of!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Far too much emphasis is placed on extracurricular and sport activities. There are some great teachers. There are also some that are playing 'school politics'. We need a change here if we are ever going to have true excellence at our High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2007

I would like to disagree with these comments- New Egypt schools are great in EVERY single way. Here at New Egypt, the teachers KNOW the students- they are not just number. Sports and clubs are great for college applications and many students are involved. New Egypt has great teachers, a great administration, and many successes that should be recognized.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2006

I like the fact that there arent alot of students. It is a small school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2004

Many wonderful caring teachers, but many who are too young and too anxious to be friends with students instead of an educational leader. WAY too much emphasis on sports, but lets get real here folks, after high school, sports for most becomes 'history' and education is what takes you places in life. I agree that the guidance department (while trying) needs LOTS of improvement and additional resources...maybe one less football coach and we can get some extra help there? Overall, not a bad place for your child to go to high school. Help your child and keep on top of everything - esp. the college search/application process - and you will be ok. My biggest gripe is the Principal - sets a very poor example in his personal life and during many situations that I have observed over the course of four years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2004

NEHS has tremendous potential but unfortunately it is not being realized. I agree with others here that the school is far too focused upon sports achievements. Guidance dept. is sorely lacking, needing more interest/action from counselors. Better leadership/vision is sorely needed to help this school become the star it can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2004

New Egypt High School touts itself as the school of the future: prepping its students to be productive adults later on in life, while offering opportunities others don't get. What NEHS has instead done is this- prepped its students to be freidns with the teachers, perform lower than the already low standards being set, and percieve excelling as being an athlete. If half as much emphasis was placed on studies as in our football team, NEHS would be a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2004

sure there are small classes, and the student to teacher ratio is good, but the low class offerings hinder a students real growth. students are either not challenged enough (being allowed to take lower level classes so they can be lazy) or they are forced in higher level classes because the middle ground is not offered. for example, there was no honors history class, therefor everyone who would have taken honors was forced to lower their GPA by taking a lower level class, or struggle in a more difficult class. some of the teachers their are not proffesional at all, they try more to be the students best friend instead of a role model, or someone to look up to. some of them are just as bad as the kids themselves. the people in the office are really unorganized and their people skills are horrible.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2004

Principal does not practice what he preaches and is not a good example for the children attending. The school can be so much more. It does not expect enough from its students so it gets what it asks for.....average work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2004

This principal does not practice what he preaches. This school had such promise but has failed to give even 1/4 of what it promised to the community. The numbers are so much lower the expected quality of education had fallen short. Perhaps it is time for the powers that be look to make some changes to accomplish what they promised.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

2012

 
 
93%

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95%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education44%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant92%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education28%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant83%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
68%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
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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48%
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SAT participation

73%

SAT college ready

38%

Graduation rate

95%


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 93% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 3% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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117 Evergreen Road
New Egypt, NJ 08533
Phone: (609) 758-6800

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