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Woodbury Jr Sr High School

Public | 6-12 & ungraded | 42 students

 

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Posted September 26, 2013

my children attended Woodbury and I love the school and that staff there they are were alwasys involved and kept us involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2011

i would not suggest this school to anyone. it is not a good learning environment, and not a good school.


Posted October 3, 2009

This school gave my husband, myself, our 5 children and 7 of our 15 grandchildren a fantastic education that allowed all but me to further their educations at great colleges. The teachers are very concerned about their students and helping them in every way to get to where they can further either their college or other career they desire.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

We moved to Woodbury because of the school system and have not been disappointed. The course offerings are substantial for such a small school and the majority of the teachers have been excellent. Like any public institution, it has its challenges, but we have not regretted moving here for a moment. My only regret is that my son will be graduating soon. Woodbury High truly is the heart of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

I have been a resident for 3 yrs and do not like the fact that the middle school and high school are together. Middle school kids should be in a school by themselves. The school itself is average. The cirriculum is average and I am looking for more for my children. My son plays alot of sports and the township is not organized as far as sports outside of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

I have been going to Woodbury Schools since I was in 2nd grade, I am now a junior. When I first attended, I thought i had an excellent learning enviorment, but for the last few years, it has steadily gotten worse. There are a selected few teachers are not completly up to par on how to teach in a classroom. The students have a bad attitude towards daily life, and I am just not happy with the cirriculum. I am very upset to see a school, that 20 years ago was involved with the community, and that has alot of potential to be the best it can be, has slowly made students wish they were not students here. I am very unhappy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

My family has had an excellent experience in the school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2006

'I have been a resident for the past 30 years and have put 3 children through the Woodbury School system. I have slowly watched the quality of education excel over the years. We are extremely proud to say our children attended and still attend Woodbury Public Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

I have been a resident for the past 21 years and have put 4 children through the Woodbury School system. I have slowly watched the quality of education diminish over the years and have recently had to send my youngest child to a private learning center because her literacy and math skill level was 3-4 grades below the grade she was in. We have spent the summer tutoring her and sending her to academic camps to help elevate her understanding and skill level. We are currently researching other methods and schools to send our child to because our confidence in the Woodbury school system has suffered greatly and our childrens education and success is our main focus and concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

The demographics of the school shown here are accurate but are far different than the city as a whole. There is a large portion of the city that sends their children to private or religious schools and as such feel that supporting the school's upkeep with tax dollars is not important. The school however understands this and as a result needs to fund many different levels of training to support many different levels of capabilies. The school has developed several sucessful Ivy league students and also has some former students as guests of the state (in prison). If all of the resident children of the town attended this school it would be quite normal and above average academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2004

Woodbury let us down with our special needs child. The staff was not trained to handle his needs. Our 'normal' child has done fine. He enjoys most of his classes. And even has favorites! Most of the teachers are caring and involved with their students.
—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 66% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
58%
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 65% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
37%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students59%
Female81%
Male38%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
General education68%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant59%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students80%
Female87%
Male76%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
General education89%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant80%
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 Students45%
Female54%
Male38%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
White51%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special education20%
General education52%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant45%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students43%
Female46%
Male41%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
White65%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Special education20%
General education49%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant43%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male68%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant77%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female75%
Male64%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant70%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students69%
Female73%
Male64%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
General education78%
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 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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special education27%
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students70%
Female64%
Male76%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special education14%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students42%
Female52%
Male33%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education46%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant42%
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:

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

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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SAT participation

79%

SAT college ready

30%

Graduation rate

85%


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
Black 44% 16%
White 42% 51%
Hispanic 12% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 59%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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25 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 853-0123

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