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Wwindsor Plainsboro North

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 66 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2014

The school is one of the two high schools in ww-p school district. Both are very good high schools, ranked in the top tier in state NJ. The school has good after school programs, most organized by students themselves. My daughter is a 9th grade freshman, and she is a member of several programs. She told me the programs are a good place to make friends, and I expect some of them will be her life-friends. I think that's a very important part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

it is horrible. the teachers awesome hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I recently graduated from this school and personally believe that this school is one of the best in the state and the country. We have high scores and good athletic teams. The only thing that I wish is that this school have enough money to hire teachers. This school has always had a shortage of teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2013

After studying four years in this school, I have learned that almost all my teachers are willing to help you and answer your questions. They take time out of their lunch break to help you understand the concepts. I am speaking about my honors and advanced placement teachers. They work hard every day to make sure every study understands and can apply the knowledge to real world scenarios.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2013

Demographics at this school is heavily skewed to South Asian and East Asian (over 70%). High emphasis on grades and activities for college applications. School lacks sense of community and get the "A" anyway you can. Kids are stressed out and challenged academically; but won't have any social life if taking AP classes. School's high rating is due to parents pushing kids to be over-achievers... Unless you are in the top 5% academically, you will probably feel like a dummy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

BE PREPARED to pay for extra tutoring and training if you want your child to have above a 3.4 gpa. Teachings methods do not work with students who are tactile or visual learners. Classmates here are extremely competitive. Please remember, that this school is built to help mainly the top 30% go to top tier colleges. The remaining students are considered "not smart" by their fellow classmates. In addition, there is a huge number of students from south asia and east asia as a result they bring their 3rd world work ethic to the classroom. Subsequently, students believe that if they do not get A's in high school they will fail at life. Be aware of the cliques created between students of varying grades, parents become friends with other parents simply so that they can get the "tricks" on how to improve their childs grades. As a result, if your family does not know many other families in the area you will be left behind. Last but not least, so many students here cheat and believe it is the best way to get ahead
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2011

Great school for both my children. Nice clean environment, down to earth and friendly staff members.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

The school has a great student population that is very driven to succeed. On average, the teacher quality is very good, but due to the luck of the draw, the kids might draw a poor teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2011

i hated this school, i left after freshman year and i am so glad i made that decision
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2009

stellar academics, very rigorous music program and great sports (although usually bested by ww-p south); excellent preparation for colleges and will definitely give alumni an edge on the competition. integrity needs work but students just don't care enough to follow guidelines.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

Both my granddaughters went here and they got a great education and both played on a really good Hockey Team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

best teachers, best sports, best environment for kids! most of all best Principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2009

I cannot say I am too happy with this school. It is definitely more challenging school, but for better? We moved from the other township with nice high school to WWP school district with straight 'A' s. Child took all 'AP' classes. So, I don't think my child is stupid. Results from this year:'D' in chemistry,' C' in algebra. First time in her life 'C', not even mention about 'D'. I know for sure it was a lot of effort and home work done. Other results - extremely stressed child, much worsened GPA. Will it help in future admission to college? Is the program adequate to the high school level? Is it really good understandable program? Does it provide needed knowledge for future college? Now we have to think how to repair the damage done to GPA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2008

I have a child who is a junior in this School. I have nothing but good things to say about this School. The office staff need to be more receptive to the needs of the parents/children. After all, we pay very high taxes for their jobs. All in all, great education with poor administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

I am perplexed by the negative review posted on 4/24/07. I have 2 children who have been students in the WW-P school system since kindergarten to HS. One has graduated and one will graduate HS in another 2 years. The one who has graduated and gone onto college frequently has said how well this school system prepared them fro college and, frankly, has found a couple of 1st yr. college courses to be easier then comparable classes they had in WW-P HSN. The point the reviwer makes about lack of communication also is contrary to what we have experienced. It is not a one-way street. There are any number of avenues to maintain communications in this district, incl. things as simple as email correspondence with teachers and staff which we have never heistated to do and have always received prompt responses to. We simply cannot agree at all with this reviewer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

This is an excellent school and definitely equips you with the mind needed to succeed in high school. As a former student, I say it was a great experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

Not at all satisfied with the school. We moved new to this school district. Very poor communications between staff, students and parents. We came from a school where the staff took care of the students very well and we parents never worried about missing of anything that was important for the student future college admissions and so on. Here the students has to find out everything themselves and if a new student comes to this school they will be lost for a while. The school got the rank because of all the bright students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2006

As a former student I never realized what a wonderful education I received until i left the district for college. The School provides a great traditional education and co-circular opportunities. The teachers are demanding and push their students, yet always supportive. The students are very competitive, which at times creates a tense atmosphere. Overall I was provided with a great education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 21, 2005

Cool school and great teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2004

I went to WWPHS North and I absolutely loved it. The teachers are great, the atmosphere is conducive to high achievement, and the students are top notch.
—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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
100%

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97%

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98%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black97%
Asian100%
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged99%
Special education87%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male93%
Black71%
Asian99%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black56%
Asian94%
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special education58%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant87%
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%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

100%

SAT college ready

83%

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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 49% 9%
White 37% 51%
Black 8% 16%
Hispanic 6% 22%
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 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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90 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: (609) 716-5100

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