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Weehawken High School

Public | 7-12 & ungraded | 18 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2013

This school is a joke. The students control the teachers and no one takes them seriously. There is no security and anyone can come and go whenever they want to. The staff does not care what students do as long as they score high on standardized tests. Most of the young, newer teachers do not truly care about the students education, the teachers that have been there for a long time are great. There is no leadership from the principal, during meetings he does not even show up and I'm pushed towards talking to the vice principal or a guidance counselor. I am very disappointed because the two elementary schools are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

We have had a number of our children experience this district's schools. Unfortunately, a large part of the student body seems to be 'doing time.' If your child is self-motivated, he might thrive b/c there are some excellent teachers here. If you have any extra needs, the school drags its feet and proves it is not ready to provide your child with an education for the 21st century. It is very difficult to change the culture of a school and this district is not interested in change. BTW - there are hardly any serious extra-curricular programs and no playing fields for recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2009

Students will be able to learn a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

We are so happy that we have moved to Weehawken. The school system far surpasses our former NJ district. We have several children in the district - one in each school. Daniel Webster elementary has one of the most caring staff and they offer one-to-one assistance should any problem come up. Roosevelt Middle School offers our daughter the challanges she needs but with a kind helping hand when needed. The High school offers our son so many extra programs too many to mention. We even got a school tour from the Principal himself. The curriculum is outstanding, the Administrators very knowledgable and the staff knows how to challange him without threatening. I believe we have found a diamond hidden in Hudson County. Other parents should really check them out. We are extremely happy we did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

I disagree as a student at WHS i believe that this school has a lot to offer!!! Yes they focus on standardized testing but they also make sure that the students in their school recieve the best education possibele. They offer the princeton review class for free when it cost 1100 dollars! They offer tutors, after school help with teachers, and after school program for the 7th and 8th graders. The teachers help us a lot and make us feel comfortable to speak to them about anything. WHS is a small school. Most of the students there take pride in one another and in their school. So overall it is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 4, 2006

This school district and its staff concentrate only on standardized tests. Spending a majority of the year teaching students how to take these tests there is hardly enough time to learn what is needed in order to move on to college. Most of the teachers at this school taught my parents in the 70's, they taught me in the 90's, and as my children are getting to be school aged, I am looking to move out of my home town, to find a better school district. I have no other choice, as private school is not a luxury I can afford. The schools are very well funded thanks to the high test scores children receive, but children deserve better than that.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students70%
Female76%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former31%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students59%
Female51%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Special educationn/a
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant59%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education83%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
General education95%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
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 Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. 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

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education64%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students76%
Female77%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education14%
General education98%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
General education81%
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 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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How schools in the state rate:

25%
of schools in the state are Below average
48%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

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College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

76%

SAT college ready

26%

Graduation rate

91%


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 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

3 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 68% 22%
White 24% 51%
Black 4% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 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 58%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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53 Liberty Place
Weehawken, NJ 07086
Phone: (201) 422-6130

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