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Camden County Techical Vocational School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 802 students

 

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Posted Wednesday, October 22, 2014

It's safe to say I didn't get the most out of my years here. It is safer than high schools in Camden, and it was pretty good (back when you had to take the entrance exam and they weren't accepting just any child off the street). The campus "focused" mainly on education (basically winning awards) but was lacking in extracurricular activities and activities other high schools had (no homecoming, rare mundane spirit week and pep rallies). There's some great teachers at CCTS and I can't take away from them but they are overshadowed by the disrespectful kids, and disorganized authority. Not to mention, completely rude and unwilling to help alumni. To be honest, unless you're in all honors classes, the education here is mediocre. The shop classes for the most part are exceptional and one of the reasons I came to this school. But they aren't even offering co-op/internship for the kids anymore. This school is okay considering you're options but it can use a lot of improvements. I suggest shelling out the cash and putting you're child in a private school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 29, 2011

This school is decent. But it depends on the person & their needs. I was a student here, transferring from Camden Catholic and honestly, it isn't the "best" when it comes to academics. I learned more in private school. Some of the teachers (i.e.science) don't make class interesting enough for kids to pay attention & some just don't teach. But of course, because of tenure admin. still keeps them & ignore students issues. Most of the career & english classes however are taught by professionals and do an excellent job with their students. The school is in okay condition. There are the occasional pests. The new building is very nice and clean however. Most of the school's pop. come from Camden so their is a lot of loud, ghetto, ignorant kids. And there isn't a lot of fun things like pep rallies, and spirit weeks, and activities like other schools, so it makes the school year long and boring. If I could I would have changed a LOT of things here but it was an "okay" school.


Posted April 23, 2009

I feel as this school is a very good school to go. I was a student here at one time. I had the best education that I could have gotten, that I couldn't have gotten anywhere else.


Posted February 5, 2008

Well being a student I see the inside looking out. Having the experience of the school, I find that it is not a bad school. In turn it is a great and acceptable school. I personally feel academics provided at exceptionally.
—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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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94%

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89%

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92%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
70%

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61%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Black87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students60%
Female51%
Male68%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Special educationn/a
General education61%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant60%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

2012

 
 
23%
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 Students29%
Female22%
Male40%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Special education27%
General education30%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant29%
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

62%

SAT college ready

3%

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 composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 64% 22%
Black 29% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
White 2% 51%
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 85%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ms Patricia Fitzgerald
Fax number
  • (856) 665-8011

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  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6008 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
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