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Gateway Regional High School

Public | 7-12 | 894 students

 

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Posted November 13, 2011

I am a Gateway grad from a few years ago. I am currently attending and flourishing at a very well respected private university. I always took the highest level classes offered, even the AP sciences at Gateway. At college my Gateway education hasn't let me down. At my university most of the other kids went to prep high school or the Haddonfield type public high schools. Yet I have never felt inferior to them in my classes. They may have learned better and more in their high school classes and been able to take more APs than me. But in the same university class I was equally prepared to tackle the new subject matter. Gateway's writing program is fantastic. I won a award for my writing in my freshman year based on the skills I learned at Gateway. I also am a mathematics major. I found Calc 1 and Calc 2 here a breeze and near identical to my Gateway honors Calc class. A Gateway education may not have the flashy APs or innovative programs than other high schools do, but it is a good solid foundation from which the student can go anywhere if he/she chooses to apply and push it.


Posted August 23, 2010

My second child is now in high school in all AP classes. There hasn't been much of a change in the inferior quality of teaching since my first child graduated in 2003. There are a few decent teachers for which I am grateful. It is a shame that the students are NOT prepared for college upon graduating. Public school education is a joke and incompetent teachers should not be able to keep their positions because of tenure. It's time to clean house!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

Without tenure, the majority of the teachers at this unremarkable school would quickly be applying for unemployment. The NJEA has ruined the NJ Public School System. I strongly recommend home schooling, over sending your children to this dreadful pit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 15, 2006

This school is nice. Just make sure you check it out first. You will be amazed at how some teachers really care for the kids (exceptionally Mrs. Anastasi) and how our school testing records are high.
—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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Special education17%
General education63%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant54%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White70%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special education23%
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant78%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students64%
Female66%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
General education77%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant64%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant79%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students93%
Female99%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Special education64%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant93%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students81%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Special education44%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
General education75%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
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 90% 52%
Black 4% 16%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Asian 2% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Mr Steve Hindman

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Woodbury, NJ 08096
Phone: (856) 848-8200

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