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Academy for Allied Health Science

Public | 9-12 | 251 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted May 7, 2010

My son is a sophomore at Allied Health and he loves the school, most pf the teachers, and all the new friends he has made. Everyone strives to do their best. Hands down this is the best school around in teh county! My daughter will be attending next year. I feel very blessed that they both were able to go to such a great school. The Principal just changed hands but both are very well qualified. The PSA is fairly new and getting more parents involved with the school activities. Great campus feel between all five schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

My daughter is a freshman at Allied Health and she LOVES IT. The students are so happy that they were able to get in that they appreciate everything. The student body is full of hard workers with a can do attitude. It has the feel of a private school and has a beautiful campus. The students travel from building to building for lunch, gym, language etc. There are 4 magnet type schools on campus. Perrforming Arts, Engineering, Computer Science and of course pre-med Allied Health. The classes are very challenging but with A B days that give them 2 nights to complete homework as well as a study period where they can go to their teachers for questions and help, the students are able to handle the heavy course load. I am happy that my daughter is attending a school where the peer pressure is who can make 100%.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2009

My daughter is a sophomore attending this school. The curriculum is excellent, not to mention that the smaller classes allow the students to interact with each other much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

This is really a great school that combines highly talented teachers with highly skilled & education-loving students, all under a great school principal that strikes you as one of the most intelligent yet humble person. My son attends the school and we are pleased with his progress and academic performance. My daughter is working hard to earn an admission to the school. This school is one of the best things about living in Union County; I have stopped complaining about high taxes
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Great academia, leadership and hands on school that is still building reputation. I commend supretendent and principal who lives pure 100% committed life to the children of this institution. I am fortunate to have them for my kids. Dr. Sunil Parikh Statewide director for Prevention of Blindness
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

This really is a first-rate school! The teachers have tremendous dedication to their students, and have some of the most intuitive lesson plans I've ever taken part in. The building is state-of-the-art as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

The best place for those who seriously want to take a career in Health or Medicine. Good teachers and excellent facilities for our children to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2007

A fantastic opportunity for a young adult who wishes to continue in the medical field. College credits incorporated into the regular school day. Students are bonded together through the emphasis on team work. Many opportunities for shadowing, competitions and leadership. My child could not have been in a better place. All classes are advanced placement. Private school/college education for free. My child doesn't welcome summer vacation or spring break because he'll miss his friends. Safe secure environment. Small class sizes. Moral character encouraged. Ther is no better school in Union County that will give an associates degree when graduating from High school. Very involved principal. Love it!
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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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

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Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 44% 52%
Asian 24% 9%
Black 16% 16%
Hispanic 15% 22%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Shelia Wegryn

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1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Phone: (908) 889-6831

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