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Hamilton East-Steinert High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 40 students

 
 

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Posted December 15, 2013

Steinert is a great school. I graduated from Steinert. I had wonderful teachers and was challenged academically everyday, my guidance counselor was fantastic. I have heard even when I was in school, that Steinert has stuck up snobs as students. I went there not knowing anyone, and made great friends from the start. I truly believe that most of the people who don't like the school, are really jealous. I know no school is perfect, but I can honestly say I'm excited for my child to be attending Steinert in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

You all are very wrong steinert high school is a very great school with high academic standards , excellent peer leadership, and on top of all of that in a great area so you can take whatever crappy school you or your child goes to and go on about your buisness. You all are just jealous of steinert because they have some of the best test scores in new jersey and opportunities to meet kids from Reynolds, Crockett, and Grice so stfu haters and thank you to the people that actually know about steinert unlike these other dense people god bless you all


Posted March 12, 2013

Robbinsville High School- top in the county NOT West Windsor... Love it here. Went to Steinert in 1986 it wasn't good then is worse now the bullying is horrendous in Hamilton altogether and ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2012

I am a student here and am appalled by the reviews on the site, which could not be further from the truth. Steinert is a strong school academically, offering 9 AP courses, and has produced a Supreme Court justice, as well as several politcians. Emphasis on academics is strong, but there is plenty of balance. The soccer and baseball teams are historically among the best in the state, and the football and wrestling are beginning to compete for state championships. Dahntay Jones was a high-school All-American at Steinert. The music and arts department is also very strong, usually cleaning out the district and county competitions. The staff is relatable and approachable.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 14, 2011

The last man standing in hamilton, and won't be for long. Anyone who would move to Hamilton for the schools is a fool. They might as well send their children to Trenton, it will be cheaper with the same results.


Posted September 21, 2010

We moved here because this was the school to go to in hamilton. After talking with parents and finding out : How bad the drug problems are there. How hard the children clicks were How bad the teacher\principle support How they keep flunking State tests Better and more opportunities exist in other schools Sorry we moved there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2010

I can not get what all the excitement about this school is. Although, my children haven't attended, from what I am hearing...IT'S NOT THAT GREAT! If you want great schools, go to the Princeton, West Windsor area. It's unbelievable that realtors will list a house stating "in the Steinert district". And that people will actually move to another house within Hamilton, just so their kids can attend. How about giving the other two schools in the district a look????


Posted July 12, 2010

This school is located in a great community, but the school itself is not that great. The teachers are lazy and because the school is crowded the classrooms are packed and hectic. This not only causes students not to pay attention, but the students themselves don't get individual attention. It's a really a shame.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2010

its my first year at steinert, and i absolutely hate it. the kids are all too stuck up and dramatic. the teachers are boring and never want to teach.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2009

Its an ok school, good teachers prinicpals terrible though
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

Had no support from VP she was horrible to deal with and did not even attempt my child through a difficult time she was rude and abrupt. The school itself is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2008

As a former student of the school, I really have nothing good to say about the school. Teacher's don't want to teach and make their courses around that, which is rather evident in students getting high marks who sleep through the school day. Due to leniency by most of the staff, teachers who do try and do their jobs are referred to derogatorily. My brother, currently a freshman over at Steinert, just transferred from the Burlington school system. He's already taken every major academic course he currently takes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

My daughter is a senior this year and has received a remarkable education. She is very active in several extra curricular activites through school. I couldn't have asked for a better high school experience for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

I am a student at this school and a cross country runner. The academec courses that this school offers are excellent. However, there is too much emphases put on football and baseball while sports such as cross country are neglected.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2006

My daughter went through four years at Steinert, and I think it's a great school. There are so many different types of courses that great programs can be designed for any student. The arts program is wonderful, and there are even 2 jazz bands. Sports is very important there, with football and baseball at the top of the list. You can't go wrong sending your child to Steinert.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

I was a student a Steinert High School and I thought that it was great. The best thing I liked about Steinert was the teachers. They are starting to bring in younger, energetic, and eager to teach teachers. It makes a huge difference on how much your children will enjoy/learn depending on their teacher. The teachers were very friendly, the students were great, and if I have to rate it 1 to 5 I would rate it 4 1/2. They helped me out greatly, with school and personal issues as well. They really care about their students. And that is what makes Steinert the most desirable high school in Hamilton Twp.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

I went to Steinert many years ago. Even though my college experience was good, it didn't compare with my experience at SHS. Many fond memories of fellow students and teachers that are unsurpassed. I still have nephews attending this school and they have excelled with the education they are getting at SHS. My wife and I are both alumni and our children never attended SHS because we move out of state. However, I would have been happy for them to attend SHS if we had not moved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 12, 2004

When I attended this school (7 years ago), it was poorly run. The biggest hurdle was getting teacher's to support an inquisitive mind. The faculty/staff had a complacent attitude.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

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92%

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92%

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94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

366 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
77%

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72%

2010

 
 
76%
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%
Female93%
Male93%
Black50%
Asian87%
Hispanic97%
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students77%
Female76%
Male78%
Black17%
Asian87%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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62%

2012

 
 
49%
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%
Female65%
Male59%
Black41%
Asian65%
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
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

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

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How schools in the state rate:

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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SAT participation

73%

SAT college ready

41%

Graduation rate

93%


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 80% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Black 5% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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