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Roselle Park High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 614 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2013

my school is the best school. The rules are perfect. all the teacher's are appreciated teacher for teaching. I LOVE THESE SCHOOL AND THE EDUCATION IN THESE SCHOOL THE METHOD OF TEACHING.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2012

Since the last postings..... All schools in roselle park have improved greatly and has implemented a no tolerance policy on bullying, dress attire, smoking and all around behavior. There is an expectation.. Love it! The high school is now grades 9-12 which is best suited for the small imitate environment that a small town offers. Parents are very involved. Wrestling, cheerleading and softball excel in park. Pack 116 and the girl scouts have a wonderful program for the kids. The schools plays are professionally done with the talent of the music teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2011

This a very small town trying to pull all the stops. The high school students are no longer allowed to go out for lunch. They have a band program but has gotten smaller in the past year. The school caters greatly to honor students, average students can fall through the cracks without their parents involvement. The school tolerates smoking and bullying outside the school in the morning and after schools. Union county provides a magna School where only A+ students from each union county town can go and are bused half hour before and after school. The students commute between classes which makes students waste precious time. The students are not taught well to be organized, This is a very quiet calm town even with the new influx of people moving in from other towns. Teens here can easily walk from one side of town to the next so kids from all sides of the town are friends. The school like the town is very small. They keep parents on alert to their kids grades by privately sharing grades just for parents/students through teacher ease. Teachers contact through email and daily announcements are also shared with parents through e-mail so less paper is lost.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2010

Weak administration needs to be more sincere and make sound decisions based on what is good for the student as opposed to what makes them look good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2010

School has changed a lot in just a few years. Lots of new people in the community. Most teachers care. A core group of parents works really hard. Need more parent involvement. Principal is strong and cares for the students and town.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2010

The school has an excellent principal who is very involved with the students. Most of the teachers really care about the kids and there are a number of parents who are very involved. It's usually the same faces but that's the case in any town. At this time there are many extracurriculars but with the upcoming budget cuts, we don't know what will happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2005

I think the inability of the school to work with the public health department on issues of truancy, lunch time bullying (being the students go out to lunch) creates a volatile environment for both staff and students. Also the town and schools lack of motivation to clean up obscenities on the outside windows of the school and Union College allowing active recruitment and scholarships awarded to a school that tolerates this is in my mind 'agregious and substantial violation of civil rights'.
—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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
96%

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95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education82%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female76%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education38%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students49%
Female45%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Special education64%
General education51%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant49%
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

69%

SAT college ready

25%

Graduation rate

94%


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 45% 51%
Hispanic 40% 22%
Black 8% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 40%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs Sarah Costa

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185 W Webster Ave
Roselle Park, NJ 07204
Phone: (908) 241-4550

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