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Randolph High School

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Posted May 17, 2014

If you have a child that struggles academically, don't take the chance by placing them in Randolph schools. This district is so focused on high test scores that they dismiss the "average" performers and focus on the AP students. Drugs are prevalent, and unfortunately, affluence contributes to that problem. In the last few years, the district has laid off the most experienced teachers to cut costs by hiring newbies right out of college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2013

I think that compared to other schools, RHS is pretty good. However, I just feel like a number on a chart. Its all about test scores and not about LEARNING and remembering material. I love the music program, especially the musicals, but overall there is too much stress to the point where getting a B as a final grade seems like the end of the world to most students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2012

Just heard that Mr. Austin, from the High School, was not picked to be the new Vice Princpal at the Middle School!! Is this true? Has it been voted on yet by the Board? Is there anything we can do about it? Send around a petition?


Posted May 29, 2012

This is a great school. I am currently a student attending it. There is an award winning band program, and great athletics. Academically speaking it's near the top. Most of the teachers care deeply about the success of their pupils. Although a few seem to only be teachers, because they needed a job. Overall it's a great school which has opened many doors for me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

mariad of programs and possibilities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2010

My son has excellent teachers, terrific guidance, outstanding academic and athletic programs, and most important, he is loving his experience at Randolph High School. Keep up the great work and thank you for educating our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

Randolph High School is not very big in size, so there's a feeling of community among the students. In terms of recreation, Randolph High School still needs to improve - the bands and sports teams are nice, but they are not top caliber. Academics are near mid to top tier for public schools. Having been a student at Randolph High School, I think that it's a school that allows kids to grow up without a lot of stress or pressure - both from school, studies, and from peers. You are able to grow on your own at your own pace with relatively little peer pressure because the town is very suburban, and so is its attitude/environment. You're relatively far from the city and so your kids are rather protected, moreso than schools in, say, Bergen County, for example.


Posted November 11, 2008

Fantastic school with caring teachers and high academic standards. Graduates are well prepared for college, especially in writing. Great sports teams, an award winning band, top notch Forensics team, and an incredible Mass Media program. The Art Show has showcased some fabulous artists. The new beautiful new addition has alleviated crowding, and lunch is more relaxed with the new scheduling in place. Students are happy, engaged and active in community service projects.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

I am not impressed by the teachers in the English Department this year. My son is a freshman, and he is able to finish his reading in 2 days. Shouldn't the teachers provide a more challenging curriculum?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

The musical program is being ignored and pushed away while programs that aren't needed are prioritized. Getting rid of fourth period lunch and messing up schedules and caring more about numbers than the actual students is ridiculous. NONE of the students want it. Personally I think our school needs to focus on our happiness and what we care about than how high we rank in the charts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2006

Academically well-rounded, with many teachers being favorably remembered years down the line. Music program was excellent, providing playing opportunities in musicals, marching band, jazz band, musical revues, various small ensembles. Facilities for practice were good. Athletics were well-funded and attended. The school always did well at least at the regional level if not the state.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2006

This is a great school with high academic standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2005

Both my children have gone to ANLC since they were 5 years old. ANLC is a school where the children come first. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you ANLC for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

Excellent school; wonderful track record; my son and daughter are in this school and I have only good things to say. All kinds of music programs are available and there is a ton emphasis on all extra curricular activities, including sports and games.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
97%

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96%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
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%
Female99%
Male98%
Black100%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students91%
Female91%
Male92%
Black81%
Asian95%
Hispanic70%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education63%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant91%
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.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special education43%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
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

92%

SAT college ready

71%

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
White 77% 51%
Hispanic 11% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 9%
Black 4% 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 6%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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511 Millbrook Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
Phone: (973) 361-2400

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