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Palisades Park Jr Sr High School

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Posted March 11, 2014

This school is terrible for students who wishes to go good colleges. The teachers barely teach, they only stick to the textbook, there is cheating left and right because the quizzes and tests answer key are all online. The school is a joke and the push the teachers should be giving to the student is not given AT ALL. The mean sat results of the total school is only 1500. critical reading:479 mathematics:520 writing:500 only 67% go to four year colleges Bottom line is DO NOT send your kids here, if you wish to see them have a bright future
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

I am very happy with our school. The teachers, staff, and administrators are amazing! They are very concerned with our children's education and always look for new classes and ideas to keep the children interested and happy with school. They are a really dedicated bunch!
—Submitted by a parent


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 82% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students84%
Female91%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education18%
General education79%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former64%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education27%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former46%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special education69%
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian84%
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education32%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant76%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former58%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%
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 Students57%
Female55%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian62%
Hispanic41%
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Other ethnicity82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education62%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

79%

SAT college ready

30%

Graduation rate

90%


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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 40% 9%
Hispanic 38% 22%
White 18% 51%
Black 4% 16%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Nicholas Cipriano

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Palisades Park, NJ 07650
Phone: (201) 941-1100

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