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Technology High School

Public | 7, 9-12 & ungraded | 534 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2014

There are only a few teachers who care about the students, the majority of the faculty has their own agenda, and the quality of education is sacrificed for the security. The truth is that 90% of the faculty could care less about the students I personally feel that this school has teachers who only care about getting a paycheck and there is also students who are trying to receive an education but its hard when the teachers is putting your child down and it's very sad instead of helping them they just send them off to another school. Do not be fool by their persona. It is a school that does not care at all. They do not inform the parents of in school suspension nor does the guidance counselor inform you if your child is failing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2014

Its a great school, very high potential and a great education, i enjoy it very much


Posted May 9, 2008

I personally feel that this school has teachers who only care about getting a paycheck and there is also students who are trying to recieve an education but its hard when your teacher is putting you down. This school I would say gives me encouragement that there are going to be people that will try to make your life a living hell but in the end all you have to do is overcome and prove these saditty teachers wrong.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

i love this school everyone is like a family if you would want to go to a well-rounded school this would be it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 24, 2007

i love that school. thyre make learning funa and our teachers are very helpful. they are preparing us for college in a veery good way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

There are only a few teachers who care about the students, the majority of the faculty has their own agenda, and the quality of education is sacrificed for the security. The truth is that 90% of the faculty could care less about the students. If it werent for a few quality english and history teachers, this school would be lost.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2005

I think Technology High School is the best. Lot of people do not know about Technology High, but it is one of the best school in the district.Technology is not a very fun school, but the educational level is great and the teachers are the best. They really do care about the students.Teachers stay after school to give tutoring to students who need help.I think this is very helpful and students improve from what they were taught. I know this because, I'm a living witness. Students who attend Technology High School leaves with a good education and also get good jobs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2004

this school is wonderful the school is very protective. they have cameras everywhere and medal detectors. Everyone is so cool. I have a lot of friends.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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

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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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86%
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%
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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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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63%

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50%
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 Students63%
Female55%
Male71%
Black72%
Asiann/a
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Economically disadvantaged63%
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General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 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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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

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SAT participation

100%

SAT college ready

10%

Graduation rate

93%


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
Hispanic 61% 22%
Black 28% 16%
White 10% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 89%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Technology

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Mona Dana

Programs

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  • STEM
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  • Technology

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Swimming

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223 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07102
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