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Lakeland Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 30 students

 

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Posted August 19, 2014

Lakeland Regional has teachers and administration who care about the students. The school offers an excellent selection of classes and extracuricular clubs and activities to choose from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Poor scheduling, top-heavy management, disinterested teaching staff. The student mix at the school is lower class and it affects the learning environment. Unfortunately there is no one at the top who cares enough to improve the situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I am very impressed with the staff and classes offered at LRHS. I had been expecting the worst, or at best, indifference. My son has some incredible teachers this year (10th grade). Last year we had had a few difficulties throughout the year. I was extremely satisfied with the Guidance Counselor support. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2012

To the person who rated LRHS a zero....Did you talk with the administration ? Did you go to a BOE meeting to voice your concerns ? Are you an involved parent who participates in school activities ? I find the quality of education to be great at Lakeland. Empty accusations w/o any detail serve the good of no one......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2012

If I could rate it -0, that would be too high. The best interest for your child is not their priority or on their agenda. Enter at your own risk!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

Great teachers, that love to help the students even staying after school to help them.


Posted October 13, 2010

Because my nieces graduated from there and my nephew is currently a student there and doing very well.


Posted October 12, 2010

The entire staff - administration and teachers and support truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Don't move to this area if you are looking for a quality, highly rated education for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

great extracurricular program and athletic program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

three of my children have attended Lakeland and one will be enrolled next year. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the school. all of my children have flourished in Lakeland. they each participated in very different activities. cheering, soccer, track, softball, student council, DECA, swap. roadshow, and more. my oldest graduated from her first choice college, my second is attending her first choice college! teachers have gone above and beyond and guidance did a wonderful job! the administration always has a smile for me, the parent! parents must be involved! remember, it takes parents,teachers, and the student for success. Very clean and safe environment
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

My son goes to this school and I must say that I am very pleased with it. The administration and teaching staff is very friendly and helpful. The academic programs are among the best in the state. All of the extracurricular activites are top notch. Lakeland is one of the best public high schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2004

this school is so-so at best. The main concern of the staff is how much they get paid and when they're getting off work. Don't send your children there if you have a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

It seems as long as the students fall into the higher end or need special assistant, the school does well by these students. From what I understand its the ones in the middle that get lost. Also the athletic Dept. needs some fine tuning. Talented players are catered to while the others who could contribute to the teams are not used or 'cut'. Skills can be taught but attitude cannot. Althletic participation is a privelege but when a large part of per student funding goes to that dept. shouldn't the greatest amount of participants be allowed to join. Be honest with our young people, don't play games with their heads and emotions. Some students would do anything to be on a H.S.team. There has to be a way to change things! (especially when you are cutting only 2 or 3 players per sport.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

As a former student at Lakeland Regional Highschool, I think that the previous remarks made by that 'concerned parent' are absolutely absurd. Each and everyone of my teachers had a passion for their job and conveyed that to all of their students. It is true that the heating system is faulty and this is the only true statement that he/she made during his/her rantings about the highschool. After receiving a large grant from the state of New Jersey, repairs are being made. Besides providing many athletic and musical extra cirricular activities, there is a wide variety of other activites geared towards leadership training and community service. These include L.E.A.P. (Leaders Enouraging Adolescent Progresss), S.W.A.P (Speak With A Peer), as well as oppurtunities to hold office on Student or Class Council. The school paper is also an award winning program and in 2003 the Lancer Ledger recieved high recognition for a medium sized school editorial. Having experienced the school environment first hand, I believe it was an amazing, productive, and essential part of my educational experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

Teaching is lackluster and administration lacks substance. Teacher-initiated communication with the parents is essentially nonexistant. The building is too cold for student comfort during the winter--often below 55 degrees in the classrooms--but school dress code does not permit students to wear a jacket when necessary. The after school programs in this school are heavily geared towards athletics and music. There are few academic after school programs other than small clubs not well supported by the staff, administration, and board of education. The after school clubs in the music program place a dire financial burden on the families. One program costs parents thousands of dollars a year, another program costs hundreds of dollars per year. The district has the unwieldly policy of requiring that permission slips be notarized. For years, the board of education has engaged in questionable management of funds, raising the budget but not adequately demonstrating to the taxpayers where the money is being spent.
—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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
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%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education83%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education62%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
61%
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 Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanic52%
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education21%
General education73%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant65%
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

87%

SAT college ready

43%

Graduation rate

95%


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 84% 51%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Black 2% 16%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 14%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mr Anthony Riscica

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205 Conklintown Road
Wanaque, NJ 07465
Phone: (973) 835-1900

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