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James Caldwell High School

Public | 9-12 | 785 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 19, 2013

This school offers excellent public school education as well as great athletics. I graduated in 2012 and am now attending Northeastern University on scholarship from the Army for ROTC. I took 4 AP classes, was President of the school's band for two years, and received varsity letters in three sports (cross country, winter track, and tennis). I had great success at JCHS. My only regret about my time at JCHS was that I didn't play football. The school's football program is outstanding and really seemed to develop individuals on and off the field. The community rallies around the football team too, and it would have been great to be a part of that.


Posted April 27, 2010

I have four children,three are graduates of JCHS, who where student/athlete. (Notice- Student is first!) Some reviews are negative about the school because we have a great sports program. What few think about, athlete work twice as hard. They need to maintain their grades, along with the sports requirements of practice, and games. My oldest son was an AP student, went to a Division1 college/ full scholarship for sports. He is now on Wall Street. My other son had ADHD went thru the whole C/WC School's system classified, he too received a scholarship Division1 school in sports, now a financial advisor. My third child was a student athlete, went to College, joined the Military as an officer. Among their friends all where 'student/athletes' now Doctors, Attorneys, very successful business men and women. JCHS is an excellent school, your child has all the resources here that are available at any 'local' schools that you want to compare them to. Our fourth child is not in the school yet, but I am looking forward to every moment once he will be attending!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

This school's rankings have declined a great deal between the time I moved into town and the time my oldest entered High School. The Board is obsessed with sports to the detriment of academics. Honors programs for the HS as well as middle school are a joke compared to neighboring districts because the budget heavily favors sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2008

I'm going to be a sr this year and trust me there is really not much goin on. Guidance has given me false information, most teachers dont step a foot out of their way to help. Its all about sports - sports are more important than academics, arts, or music combined. Bad game last night? Take the day off. Bad concert last night? See you bright and early.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic92%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special education85%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special education56%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant92%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education76%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant69%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 52%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian 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, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Westville Ave
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: (973) 228-6981

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