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Union County Vocational Technical School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 309 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2013

I am a senior at this school and my experience there has been extraordinary. The choice between my town high school and this school was the best decision I have made so far. It has allowed me to expand my intellect, hone my social skills, and become a better academic overall. It is, has, and will be a great milestone in my life. From the close-knit society on campus to the amazing faculty, I could not have asked for more out of a high school. It is my last year here and it feels like I began no more than two days ago. What i like about the school the most is that the student body is very accepting and there are no cliques; everyone is friends which each other no matter what grade you're in, what town you're from, what ethnicity you behold, what color your skin possesses, what academy you go to on campus, what your personality is, and what you have done in the past. You enter the school with a clean slate and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to restart your academic career. There are no bad influences as well such as drugs and illegal activity due to the fact that all students accepted are educated and responsible. I encourage every parent with a child to have them go to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2011

I am in ninth grade at this school and it is an amazing school with no cliques and peer pressure and you don't need to worry about drugs and alcohol because everyone that is enrolled on campus are smart and responsible
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2007

My older son was a student at this school and in the 1st graduating class. I love what this school has to offer our children and I hope my younger son gets accepted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2005

this scool is a disgrace to all human life forms. they have poor quality staff, bathrooms, food., I now go to union high school it is much than this one. i didn't learn anyhting during my few weeks i stayeed there.
—Submitted by a former 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
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Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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General education100%
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Not migrant100%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black100%
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Hispanic100%
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White100%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
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General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant100%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
97%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Black91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
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

81%

SAT college ready

65%

Graduation rate

100%


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 36% 51%
Black 28% 16%
Hispanic 26% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Technology
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School Leader's name
  • Mr Jeffrey Lerner

Programs

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  • Technology
  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1776 Raritan Rd
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 889-8288

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