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Pompton Lakes High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 616 students

 
 

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Posted June 16, 2009

Great school system. Prinicipal has revitalized the school. My kids have been very happy and love their teachers. Getting a lot of attention from the teachers. Sports/activities programs are also very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Very good school system. Parent of 2 kids who love their teachers and are getting great attention from the teachers. Sports/After school programs are very good also. Great sports / recreation town. Principal has done an excellent job and is respected by all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

Once loved for it's traditions, PLHS has lost it's appeal. Many of those wonderful traditions have been eliminated by the new administration. Students from all different circles cannot wait to leave now. This is unfortunate because there are many excellent and caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

Have a student senior in PLHS. School badly in need of expansion and repair, however, referendums continually voted down. Taxes in this town aready very high. Academically PLHS has some very good teachers who care about the students. That said the Math and Science Departments are very weak. History and English Departments are its strong points. More competent teachers needed IMO. More AP classes needed. The Guidance Dept. at PLHS is inept to put it kindly. As a parent you need to take control from selecting classes for you child to the entire college Selection and application process. Honestly,a culture of laziness exists here and you must be pro-active. New Principal is outstanding and changes will be made. It will take time. A kind of jockism, an its good enough culture has kept PLHS> mired in mediocrity. Principal also needs support from the Superintendant that is unless he's part of problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Pompton Lakes high school is a very good school with great academic programs and a lot of educational opportunities. Versatile extracurricular activities. Teachers are always there to help before and after school that makes entire learning experience easier and more exciting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

Excellent school. Caring staff, good leadership and a varietyof programs availbale for most children's interests.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
94%

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87%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
83%
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%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students88%
Female90%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant88%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic45%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education16%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant67%
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%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

87%

SAT college ready

47%

Graduation rate

95%


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
White 81% 51%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 1% 16%
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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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44 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Phone: (973) 835-7100

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