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Jefferson Twp High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 79 students

 
 

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Posted November 14, 2010

Graduated from Jefferson in 2002. Great School have no idea what this person in 2007 is talking about, focusing on sports more then academics.. Jefferson has always had great teachers and maintained decent athletic programs. You get what you put into it. Our graduates speak volumes..


Posted November 10, 2009

There are so many choices for all students in JTHS! My daughter is thriving in this school. Middle school was horrible and the teachers there all had the same excuse...they were simply getting the kids ready for High School.....well, let me tell you.....High School is nothing like they said it would be. It is relaxed, focused and there for any kid that wants to move forward. Extra curricular activities and academics are top notch...scores on the state tests are wonderful and there are many choices for students no matter what their interests are. I am a satisfied parent...and proud! Thank you JTHS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2009

Recieving an education is partly the responsiblity of the student, especially by the time a student reaches High School. This school like many others is what you make of it. The school has many talented teachers, and many students that want to learn. The students that need extra help or have behavior problems exsist in all schools. Jefferson may have more behavior issues than other districts, this is partly a parent problem, not completely the schools fault. It is certainly not a bad school. Sports are very important in all grade levels in this town. Most parents are very supportive and form social groups of their own through sports from the time children first enter the recreation programs at very young ages.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

True. They teach to tests. Sports is the priority here. Academics comes in second. Student government is lame and almost non-existant. Many good, experienced teachers have left for better teaching jobs. Too many violent 'special needs' kids are in the classrooms with the students that want to learn. Thus, many outbursts and disruptions in the classrooms. I'm not talking about 'Special Ed.' kids here. The Administration says that the State forbids them to expel the troublemakers. That's a lie. The District just doesn't want to spend the money to send the violent disruptive troublemakers to the State school in Andover where they belong!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2008

I've had two kids graduate K - 12. Both did very well, and were well prepared for college. You get out of it what you put into it...a good education is available in this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

Jefferson High school is one of the worst districts in this state. They push the children through and teach to tests. It does not mean the kids are learning. They also focus alot on sports and not so much on other extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

Jefferson is an excellent school and has worked tremendously on improving safety and the learning experience throughout the entire school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2006

Staff is always willing to talk with my daughter and help her to deal with her homework, teachers, and classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2004

The school has become very strict, but the condidtions are not that great. The students should not have had to deal with all the construction, although it is to better the school. The staff is good, and the most friendly people you'll encounter are a lot of the extra help teachers. The regular teachers are very kind people who are always wiling to help out whenever possible, and as much as possible.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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96%

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93%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
80%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
General education91%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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74%

2012

 
 
69%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant74%
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

84%

SAT college ready

39%

Graduation rate

96%


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 85% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 2% 16%
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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1010 Weldon Rd Rd2
Oak Ridge, NJ 07438
Phone: (973) 697-3535

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