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Waldwick High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 5 students

 
 

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Posted October 11, 2005

Waldwick High School is a great school. Sure it's old n the inside and out, but the enviroment is great. It's smaller, which gives students alot more opporunities. Although we do nto ahve many winning teams, our extraurricular activities are wonderful. So many children are part of different sports or groups, and very few are not. This school isalso a very safe enviroment. THe stundents are close with the teachers, and the principal diciplines, but acts like a friend.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 14, 2005

My children have been in the Waldwick school system since 1996. Overall, we are happy with the education our kids have received. We have seen the district go through many changes most of which have created a better environment for learning. The Curriculum has improved, and test scores are up, this is a positive. The kids offered a moderate variety of electives, and seem to enjoy most of them. We would like to see AP courses in a foreign language offered to freshman, at this time there are none. Waldwick Schools have been a bit slow on the technology side, but they are beginning to show improvement here as well. A wide range of sports are offered for all ages. A renewed sense of pride has developed with the addition of a great turf stadium & track. A PTSO is in the works,parental involvement is encouraged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2004

Waldwick High School could be a good and challenging school, however, parent intrusion and micro management from the Board Office do not allow the new principals to make any progress.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2003

WHS has a long way to go before it can be great... But it's on the road there with new principals, a new wing, and a better roof... We'll have to see if it gets better by the end of the construction!
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
97%

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96%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students97%
Female94%
Male99%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education100%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students87%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students70%
Female62%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
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

92%

SAT college ready

37%

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 83% 51%
Hispanic 9% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 9%
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 1%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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155 Wyckoff Avenue
Waldwick, NJ 07463
Phone: (201) 652-9000

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