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Pinelands Reg High School

Public | 10-12 & ungraded | 882 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 22, 2014

While this school and others in the district/area are getting bad reviews,our childrens experiences have been outstanding. There is a strong support system for the students and parents. Childrens learning does not stop at the end of the school day. They must have strong support at home academically as the parents and family must participate in the learning experience. The quality of the education your children recieve is a direct reflection on the continued learning they recieve at home. Remember teachers are not baby sitters.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

I used to attend this school, I am now in college and let me tell you Pinelands has prepared me for college in so many ways. We may not have outstanding academic scores and our sports teams may not win as much as the other schools but I learned more life lessons from this school than anyone else in Ocean County. Pinelands is a small school and its like a family there, we look out for each other. The teachers are less like drill sargents and more like parents away from our parents. The coaches care about their athletes more then they care about the win. Learning is fun at Pinelands, high school is for making memories and all of the ones I have made are positive. You can say learning cant be fun if you are not retaining the necessary material but I have gone to all the schools in LEH and I am currently holding a 4.0 at college so they must be doing something right. If you come on here and want to rate the school bad because the athletics are terrible or because we have a lot of pregnancies, maybe try talking to your kids about safe sex and how winning isnt everything and stop blaming it on the school, you sound ridiculous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2013

What a shame that so many negative comments are coming from parents of our wonderful children @ PRHS. I am proud to say my 3 children have thrived in this motivating, and caring environment. The school offers many many extracutricular activities not only including sports but community involvment, drama, academics, etc! You are so quick to to point out "how terrible PRHS is in sports"..SHAME on all of you. You are talking about my..our children. Every team has their time to shine in victory but the truth of the matter is the game/team work/trust building far exceeds the win!!!!!! The year my son was a senior the football team had a glowing record. The past year they did not win a game but let me tell you the young men who were on that team had the spirit and love for each other that was a lesson they will take with them troughout their entire lives! My 2 sons are college educated and my daughter still attends PRHS and is loving every minute of her high school experience to the fullest. She will be college bound, well prepared by the support of the school as well as loving, encouarging parents!!! Look to see what you can do for your kids, maybe this is where the problem is! GO CATS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

This is a great school. I am a parent of a current senior girl. My daughter highly excels in her classes and is a student athlete. She is also a minority in this school and is loved my teachers and students. If your student is not doing well, don't always blame the teachers. It takes the want of the student themselves to succeed. My daughter had been accepted to a university in the fall with a major in Biology and was excepted to every college she applied to. Parents are also responsible for pushing their children to do well, set standards and expectations, and provide a nurturing home environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

This school was terrible and the teachers were terrible, scary place to have your children attend. everything about this school was terrible. Teachers were perverts, and the food was aweful. School board was bad, way too strict. Highest pregnancy rating in all of ocean county. bottom line do not let your children attend this highschool.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

Never cared for the school. Had 3 kids go thru it. My son is not graduating this year all because he is one of those people who absolutely cannot get up in front of a group and talk. And this year Pinelands have a senior project which requires them to talk in front of their english class. He knew he couldn't graduate without that so he just blew off the whole year. He has always been a good student up until this year. I was forced to do speech in 10th grade at my high school and was totally humiliated every time. Still haven't figured out how that was supposed to help me in life. I'm sure my son isn't the only kid not graduating because of this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

Im a student at Pinelands and although it has a bad rep. I really love it as do most of my fellow classmates. The teachers are all really great and even though were not the best sports teams we have the most heart and the most fun <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2009

Looking to move, in order for our kids to get a much better education, and a shot at a better sports program.Terrible program.Hire teachers to coach. Loosing most sports games.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

athletic program is terrible. I can't even rate it. Teachers are nice, but school needs more AP classes. Nice place to live, but the school is the worst in the area, honestly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

Both of my children attended PRHS and had positive experiences, both in and out of the classroom. They are currently attending college and doing quite well. However, I do feel the school needs to offer more AP classes as well as enhancing the sport programs. Volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, and boy's lacrosse should be offered to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2008

The academics are great.... They should offer more sports like volleyball(boys & girls),lacrosse, swimming etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

Little Egg Harbor has a great small town community feel...the schools are average...taxes are high. Overall, it's not a bad place to live. We just wish the high school had more sports to offer ...such as a swim team, gymnastics etc...like some of the surrounding schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2007

Wonderful learning environment. Smart kids. Caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

im a student here at pinelands and im very disappointed with the lack of resources givin by this school
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2006

My son just graduated from pinelands and i'll tell you, that school did him wonders. If he stayed at the school he was at I don't believe he would have graduated. Sure there are problems at all schools but, I feel Pinelands handled them very quickly & fairly. I am proud to say my son is a graduate of PINELANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

If you are looking for a school that is totally out of control by adding new rules at the drop of a hat this is the school. They have no respect for the children attending PRHS and they have no time for parents and their input. Every year it gets worse than the year before. I feel like I have no power when it comes to my child and the decisions that I need to make for her. They have a way of making their 'new' rules affect the 'good' kids. My daughter plays 3 sports and is a solid B student, National Honor Society member. This school's faculty has made my daughter absolutely hate going to school, that is sad, she used to love to go to school. Thank god we only have to deal with this school for 3 more years. Oh yeah, should I mention the totally uncalled for and lack of respect outburst that my daughter, 2 of her friends and I witnessed from our new principal. Embarassing. The Board of Education a big joke, don't even waste your time going to their meetings. I feel as if a cult of some sort is taking over the school and it is only going to get worse.
—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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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89%

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87%

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88%

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86%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
74%

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68%

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70%
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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 Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education52%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
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Math

All Students76%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education27%
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant76%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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35%

2012

 
 
32%
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 Students35%
Female34%
Male35%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Pacific Islandern/a
White33%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education11%
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant35%
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

57%

SAT college ready

41%

Graduation rate

87%


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 93% 51%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Black 2% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 34%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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565 Nugentown Road
PO Box 248
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
Phone: (609) 296-3106

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