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Orange High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 62 students

 

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Posted June 5, 2014

As with all urban school districts officials face problems that reflect the problems in our society. It is easy to blame the school but there are things that are out of the control of the administration. That is not to say that things cannot be improved. However, I would not be the person I am today without the teachers in this school that believed and supported me in all my endeavors. I can proudly say I am a product of Orange High School and that it is possible to be successful. This school built my character and encouraged me to grow up and be a young adult and for those reasons I can say I will be a PhD student at NYU in the coming year. Again it is easy to look at the negatives that plague our urban schools but what is harder is to see the diamond in the rough.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2009

I went here for summer coarse i attend a privatte high school but i truly believe that this schoo had teachers hat care and others that do not. I believe ths school is a good its just htat some not all of the students want to learn and tha is the problem. As a senior in high school i believe that you can give the person the tools for the job its is just up to them if they want to use it . The school needs some order as well.


Posted May 31, 2009

This school is pretty bad. There is really no type of order from the administration, they seem to not be able to handle students very well. Although there are some great teachers in this school who can help you achieve what you want, the motivation of the most students is very low. No one really tries hard for their grades. They slack off most of the time. The so called security guards do not encourage(to go to class) or discipline students who roam the hall during class. Overall, the teachers are great but the overall school is bad. I do not recommend anyone to attend this school.


Posted September 25, 2008

Its a average school that has man oppurtunities that students should take advantage of. I Suggest this school the Best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

I'm a former student of this high school. I strongly believe that my academic life suffered greatly from being a product of this school district. If you are a parent with a child in this school district, I suggest you get them out now before they are corrupted by a culture for the perpetuation of poverty and against education. From what I've heard it has only gotten worse since I graduated in 2007.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2008

Orange High is not as bad as people make it seem. It has gotten better over the years. Its just like any other school with active students and great teachers. Many of us are performers. We engage ourselves in different extracurricular activities and we still manage to keep our grades up while balancing school and fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2007

Teachers at OHS are highly qualified, but the change-over rate is also high. Teachers, supervisors, and administrators change usuually after five years of service. Urban public education is always a challenge everywhere, so statistics will usually show the negative side of things for OHS, however, the opportunities that students receive in spite of their lack of motivation are far higher. On the other hand changing supervisors means the greatest amount of disruption for students and patterns of success over years. OHS should try to maintain key procedural trends between supervisors, not change entire systems of thinking and process -- keep alive what worked well in the past; don't throw out everything that prior supervisors worked so hard for for decades while they were present. Politics become debilitating for the school, rather than organically helpful when the trickle-down ways of changing affective practices in supervisory positions directly affects teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I seriously hate this school with a passion this school is one of the worst schools you could go to.Everything is all screwed up.
—Submitted by a 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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students70%
Female72%
Male68%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education28%
General education86%
English language learners13%
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students49%
Female52%
Male46%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special educationn/a
General education64%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
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.

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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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Not migrantn/a
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

73%

SAT college ready

3%

Graduation rate

80%


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 84% 16%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 9%
Two or more races 0% 1%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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400 Lincoln Ave
Orange, NJ 07050
Phone: (973) 677-4050

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