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Roxbury High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 6 students

 
 

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Posted January 25, 2014

Our two children have attended Roxbury High School and we couldn't be more pleased with the experience they've had and the strong sense of community and academic achievement they've benefited from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2012

I am a former student of this school. While I attended there was an over emphasis on sports and the band and almost no focus on the actual LEARNING. The text books were outdated and the teaching staff was not invested and did not properly teach the vast majority of the students. The staff mostly focused on the children with the richest parents, hoping to get donations from them at the expense of others. The school is cold and without natural light. The special education department is atrocious and does not leave those students in any way ready for the world after school. This is a school that puts up a good front but does not deliver. Please be wary of enrolling your child if you are moving into this township.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2012

The principal is clueless! They do not prepare kids for college. They do not offier enough AP classes for students. They focus on sports more then education. Test scores low! teachers have kids watch movies instead of having to teach them. Overall this school district is one of the worst around yet we pay some high taxes just not sure for what. They over test the kids preparing them for state testing (lower levels) If the house values were there I would move to get my kids away from this school district and this high school. They cut classes and their alternative for that is block scheduling. So now you have teachers who could barely teach for 45 minutes going to be teaching for 70 to 80 minutes. Yeah that makes sense. One teacher actually was teaching the kids God is not real because that is her view. This school many many years ago used to offer so much. Now the only thing it offers is really nothing. Over paid stafff, no suport for good teachers, some lazy teachers that need to retire, no challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I am a former student of Roxbury High School and couldn't say enough good things about my experience. If you have an open mind and want to try a little of everything, then everything is available to you. I was involved in so many things that I honestly couldn't even explore half of the activities offered. Vocal music, instrumental music, shop, sports, theater... When I think back to all the things I was involved with it makes my head spin. The school doesn't have windows. That fact has been a fun conversation piece ever since I left, but it really won't bother you until the dead of winter if you're a winter athlete and go a few months not seeing the sun. Violence? Not a problem. A scuffle is bound to break out now and again but there was never a time the staff wasn't in control.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2008

I love honors programs and the AP classes. The teachers are very approachable and want to help the kids. My children have made wonderful friends and have learned how to get along with kids of different backgrounds. Three of my children have gone on to college and I felt that they were well preprepared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

great school. superb band. stellar running program.


Posted August 22, 2007

choir and band are excellent,so was orchestra but Mrs. Griggs leaving was very, very disappointing to the students and parents. Sports and parent involvement are excellent but if your not involved with any of the above than you must be either a 'trouble-maker' or invisible. There are only windows in the front of the building so it's old and dismal. school security is good--as long as they like you there's no problem--otherwise little harassment's do occur and can escalate into other problems. Unless your into sports big-time i wouldn't bother with this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2006

Roxbury High school is a great school. I must say. Their band program is most excellent. After-school marching band got a 97.375 (school record) at East Coast championships.) The sports team very well. Both of these organizations contain much practice. The parent involvement is very high. The academics in the school are very good. Their faculty is top notch, with teachers who are willing to devote their time to the students who may have questions or require extra help. The school, is not great shape, nor is the janitorial service the finest. The violence in the school has declined since 2000, due to a good school police squad. Generally, Roxbury Rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2005

great band and academic program... but school violence problems and lack of decent discipline make it a poor atmosphere - considering it has almost no windows.
—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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

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95%

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93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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84%

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82%

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80%
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 Students98%
Female99%
Male97%
Black93%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female85%
Male84%
Black64%
Asian83%
Hispanic72%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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75%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students75%
Female72%
Male78%
Black46%
Asian88%
Hispanic46%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
General education82%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
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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26%
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SAT participation

82%

SAT college ready

46%

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 81% 51%
Hispanic 10% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
Black 3% 16%
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 9%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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One Bryant Drive
Succasunna, NJ 07876
Phone: (973) 584-1200

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