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Passaic Co Tech Institute

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 89 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2014

The absolute best! The school offers everything from culinary to business. It truly is a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2014

Opportunities are endless. But the lunch could seriously use some alterations if you know what I mean.


Posted August 23, 2010

Best school you can ever think of. Has wonderful opportunity's in which there are programs for all the educational intense.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

This school is so the best it has the best staff and is a very safe enviroment. Whomever wants to go to tech should start applying [now]!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

qreat school, qood enviornment, and extra curricular's are abundant
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2008

where can I start? Tech was a wonderful highschool and my experince there was one of the best in my life. At PCTI you are taught how to deal with the real-world ,so when graduation comes by you are really ready to deal with what the world throws at you in a poised ,confient,and professional manner even if your a timid individual. The staff are really world class as a whole the teachers ,securityguards,janitors, administrators, and even the lunch staff made PCTI feel like your home away from home. All the staff always made me feel like they truely had my best intrest at heart ,and would do just about anything to help you succeed in whatever career I chose to enter. In my opinion parents of passaic county would be foolish not to send there childen to PCTI with the relaxed atomophere it helped me be myslefAndBecameTheFirstStepsOnTheLadder ToThePinnicalOf Success!AndICould NEverThinkPCTIenoughForTheWayTheyHelpMEdeveolpIntoTHEpersonIamTODAY!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2006

I feel that Tech is the PERFECT high school.The teachers are excellent.The extra-curricular activities keep the kids busy and they still manage to get the education they need. Tech also helps realize that the kids have a talent that they possess and that they shouldn't be afraid to show what they got, because that's what they're there for!!! Anyway, Tech is a well-run and orderly school and I don't regret going there for a minute.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2006

Passaic County Tech is a great school. It has extra curricular activities and classes that will help kids obtain their dreams in life. In order to get into this school, your child must have good grades, a nice personality and last but not least, Talent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2005

It is a good school and my daughter loves to go. Although sometimes she mentions how some of her teachers are just not right for the job. Many people she knows are failing subjects due to an unthorough lesson or not being able to understand the explanations from the teacher at all. The extracurricular activities that the school has are excellent. There is a wide varity of choices. This is the only thing I really am happy about. My child is very dedicated to the after-school help and clubs she has joined as well as many other students I have seen participating. I try to be involved, whenever I can, in things the school does, for example ask to donate money to the senior scholarships and other funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

I for one think Tech. is one of the best High schools out there. With its excellent teaching skills students can go a long way. And unlike other schools they actually care for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

we,had our daughter graduate from PASSAIC TECH.in 1996,she was maneger of the football team for all 4yr.s while there,she was treated just like one of the player's.In addition,she tutored,Marcle Shipp,Who,now play's football for the Arizonia Cardinal's,in addition,upon her graduation,she went onto Devry,and graduated from there with an assoiacate's degree in computer's.At,this our 16yr.old,son is going to be a sophmore,at tech.He,has a lot of the same teacher's our daughter had,and the school has really improved,they are the only school in the state that has there own working bank maneged by the studen's,and run with a real bank maneger.Wew,have a great reprior with all our son's teacher's and coache's,he,will be playing football for tech this season.he,is taking up culinary art's and is doing really well. Thank You, MR.& MRS. E.A.Vitale
—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.

800 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

800 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
79%
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%
Female95%
Male92%
Black90%
Asian96%
Hispanic94%
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education60%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former85%
Limited English Proficient Former91%

Math

All Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Black73%
Asian98%
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education24%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former65%
Limited English Proficient Former64%
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.

803 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Black46%
Asian90%
Hispanic63%
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education23%
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant63%
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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48%
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26%
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SAT participation

80%

SAT college ready

16%

Graduation rate

98%


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
Hispanic 63% 22%
Black 20% 16%
White 10% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 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 72%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Technology
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School Leader's name
  • Dr Michael Parent

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  • Technology
  • Vocational education

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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45 Reinhardt Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 389-4201

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