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South Amboy High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 100 students

 
 

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Posted January 28, 2013

(continuation of post from January 28, 2013) speak. My parents were NOT happy. Be aware that this is not the first occurence the teacher has acted un-professional with a student. In conclusion, the school is terrible & the academics aren't all that great, I do not recommend this school to anyone.


Posted October 4, 2009

The amount of trust that the students have in their teachers is to be commended. Children often need someone to turn to other then a parent and the teachers are always there to listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2008

I took my child out of this school due to the fact that they do not know how to handle many situations. The principal does not return phone calls, In order to talk to him you have to show up unannounced and sit until he shows up in his office. Even then he is of no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

I love this school. The teachers are strict but are very kind and care about the students in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 65% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
49%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant61%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students63%
Female69%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant63%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students72%
Female74%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education22%
General education86%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female59%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special education17%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students66%
Female68%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special education22%
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant66%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students93%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students72%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students62%
Female64%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant62%
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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

78%

SAT college ready

27%

Graduation rate

86%


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 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

3 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 69% 51%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Black 6% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
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 39%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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South Amboy, NJ 08879
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