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Tenafly High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1231 students

 
 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted August 25, 2013

My school is very big. There are plenty of different types of classes for students to choose from, which is good depending on what you wish to do in life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2013

Very nice school! Excellent academic program. The teachers are very kind and helpful, the only thing that I hope to see is a better communication/staff inside the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

I'm the parent who wrote the previous review on super-hard curriculum. My children are bright enough. Perhaps not as bright as the parent whose kids went to Ivy League. But going to Ivy League is only one measure of success. Right? I know what an ivy league education is. I don't think I am the best or more successful because of it. Tenafly high school is not doing what's needed to help their students become successful. A recent budget meeting erupted into ugliness over a much needed budget increase (siding with the school here). Not all teachers are good and the Principal has to do something about the quality of instruction and the high teacher turnover rate in exchange for increasing taxes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

Tenafly High School expects the best, maybe the parent below has children who need tutors or more academic support. My kids did great with THS, both got into Ivy, and are now going to medical school. Great School just make sure your kid is in the right place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2010

I'm a parent who recently moved into Tenafly. Perhaps someone will help me understand what's so good about this school. They don't seem to be participating in any of the things I know to be important like Science Fairs. Their curriculum is super hard and discourages students. It is a huge place and they don't seem to care much about their students. Some teachers are good but some are phenomenally bad. All depends on luck who you get.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Great school, upper class town, small classrooms. One of the finest educations.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 92% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
99%

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97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

287 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
95%
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%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian99%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education93%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education80%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
82%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Hispanic54%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education58%
General education90%
English language learners36%
Not migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former36%
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

99%

SAT college ready

85%

Graduation rate

97%


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 59% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 35% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 2% 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 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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19 Columbus Drive
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: (201) 816-6601

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