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Piscataway Vocational School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 8 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2013

The school is great...shop wise, But academically, you won't learn anything. I graduated 2012 and I learned most of my math history and literature from my family and friends, but overall if your going for a career I recommend it only if you want to learn. But almost all the academic classes or bs and the principals don't really give a rats behind really. They just purposely give you a diploma so you can leave.


Posted January 21, 2013

awesome school, better opportunities than regular high schools. You will be treated like heaven here
—Submitted by a student


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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 92% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Male97%
Black94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students58%
Female50%
Male67%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education58%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant58%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

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 Students20%
Female14%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Special educationn/a
General education21%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant20%
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

37%

SAT college ready

6%

Graduation rate

76%


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 60% 22%
White 20% 51%
Black 19% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 9%
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 52%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Joseph Armstead

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  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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21 Suttons Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732) 985-0717

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