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Newton High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 10 students

 
 

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Posted April 22, 2014

My son attends this school. While the school,like most schools, has some very good teachers, some are less than stellar. My biggest complaint is the teachers refusal to hold their students to a higher level. The expectations are set low and as a result the students are actually encouraged to flounder.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

I think this school is decent, but could be more challenging. You have got to be on top of your kids, as there are a few that run with a fast crowd, if you know what I mean. It is all of the things a parent worries about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Newton High School is a great school. There is plenty to do and, because of it's relatively small size, great relationships can be build between faculty/parents/students. It's a great four year experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 4, 2006

There is a lot of parent involvement and varied academic programs. There are good math and some good science programs, but in the areas of technology and agriculture, Newton distances itself. Sports and school groups are really well attended too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2004

Newton High School was probably the best choice that could've been made. The faculty and staff were intelligent as well as caring and the students really seemed to be fascinated by what they were taught. The music programs were top of the line and the sports programs were a nice touch too.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
94%

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94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Black85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education72%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female77%
Male88%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Special education48%
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged23%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education60%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
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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SAT participation

74%

SAT college ready

36%

Graduation rate

88%


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 83% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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44 Ryerson Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
Phone: (973) 383-7573

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