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Spotswood High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 3 students

 
 

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Posted November 4, 2011

My children graduated recently and they have done very well. The teachers are dedicated and the principal showed strong leadership. Parents need to get involved to ensure their child's success in school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

Since moving into the town, my children have done well in the school system and that's result of having dedicated teachers, who're willing to work with students especially the struggling ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2008

Spotswood has raised me with the correct morals, and gicen me the proper knowledge to succeed in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

I totally agree with the parent that submitted on 6/14/06 the schools here do hide alot to look good as if nothing goes wrong is Spotswood. And the kids here do think they are supperior to people that move in here from other areas. Not just the schools but the town itself hides alot of things going on here. This town reminds of something from the movie Wickerman. Very Strange!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2006

SHS is a good, especially if you want your kid to have a 'classic' HS experiance. It's a 'towny' kind of school (everyone goes to football games and a lot of kids are second generation to the school). It's small enough that everyone knows you but not too small. Also, there's a wide range of academic levels. You can certainly just pass along however in Spotswood, there are always a ton of kids that want to 'make it' and will strive for greatness. My graduating class was like this and we pushed and proved ourselves all 4 years to get AP classes and finally got them (the year after we left but at least they're there for the future). HS, like anything else in life, is what you make of it. Spotswood was unique and gave me great memories and a fondation for the future.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 20, 2005

Spotswood high School is the Best! i reccomend it highly and I think that the teachers 99.9% are there for the kids.It is a small school and everyone knows everyone, you don't get 'lost' like the larger H.S. I was involved and I feel that if you are there, your child will know that you care. There are honor classes and AP classes. Clubs galore and Sports and Drama! my daughter graduated in 2005 and i miss the kids terribly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

The school is not a bad school, but they like to hide things such as how many teachers are dating students, and how many kids are exempt from the school tests, and the percentages of the students who only stay in high school for 4 years. This school has a lot of classes just so kids pass, even though they are not at a high school levell they can still graduate. They also don't offer as many classes and extra-cirriculars as other schools in New Jersey. Kids who move to this school from urban areas also get singled out, that they are not as good as Spotswood natives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

Spotswood HS is a pretty nice school. The community is fairly supportive (go to a home football game-you'll see what I mean), the teachers are good (someone needs to pay them better, though), and the facilities are pretty nice. The school has great potential and as long as the teachers remember to be optimistic, the students will succeed and the school could win another blue ribbon award.
—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.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
92%

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96%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

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 Students65%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
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

68%

SAT college ready

42%

Graduation rate

95%


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 84% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 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 13%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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105 Summerhill Road
Spotswood, NJ 08884
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