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High Point High School

Public | 9-12 | 1083 students

 

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Posted September 14, 2006

It? s all a matter of opinion. I think High Point is a great school! I went there my freshman year and fell in love with it. The teachers and staff are excellent at this school. Teachers do a great job with explaining the material. It was honored a Blue Ribbon during the 97-98 school year. Blue Ribbon Schools are in the top 3% of the nation for best public education. High Point has one of the highest graduation and lowest drop out rates in the nation. High Point? s drop out rate is 2% which is about 28 students each year. And about 97% of all students graduate. I would strongly recommend this school to anyone for they will have an opportunity to Achieve Academically. School comparison; www.chadsweatherchat.com/ERDP.html
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 21, 2005

A great school for all students no matter what their learning abilities are. Each is challenged to their level. Extracurricular activities are available for all with dedicated staff assistance.This school is great... a hidden treasure in rural New Jersey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2005

I attended High Point for four years. The teachers are wonderful, I remain in touch with several of them. I think high school is a very difficult time for a lot of children and no matter what type of student, athlete, or person, a child is, there is a teacher in that building that can relate. I always tell people although the actual school is wonderful from the rolling hills for us to play sports on, to the immacuately kept insides, and homemade soup in the cafeteria (a favorite of mine) I always felt I learned more from my teachers as people than the books they taught from.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 8, 2005

I went to this school for half of freshman year. This school is a joke. The administration is horrible. Alot of the teachers are racist. The drop out rate is high. The do not provide a safe environment. There is more hanging out than work going on. The rules are not enforced and they have no control over the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 28, 2004

Excellent school with teachers and support staff that truly care about the students. The school gives students the forum to expand their horizons while providing them with great education.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged89%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education36%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Special education18%
General education73%
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 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 93% 52%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Asian 1% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Thomas Costello

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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299 Pidgeon Hill Road
Sussex, NJ 07461
Phone: (973) 875-3101

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