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Kingsway Reg High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 15 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2013

I'm a student at kingsway and these bad reviews are anything but the truth. At kingsway you get a great education. The teachers do care. What really matters about this is the student life. Our student body is like one big family. During pep rallies we all have school spirit. All I ever hear kids say is "I love my school." People act like drugs, fights, and bullying doesn't go on at every other school too. Our administration has done a profound job at helping our school. So bring your child to kingsway.


Posted May 7, 2013

It is so disappointing to witness this school's steady decline. Last year Kingsway had a "9" rating from GreatSchools and now a "5." My child is so unchallenged and stated that 'the teachers don't teach and they don't care." There is daily fighting and bullying. The drug dogs rarely come up empty handed I'm told. The fact that the majority of families are paying high four- five figure taxes to live here and get this type of education in return baffles me. My child WILL NOT attend here next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

Worse experiance ever. They simply don't care. I realize that years ago the school was known for it's quality and caring environment. No more. There are fights all of the time, violent fights. Drugs. Bullying. The teachers do not cooperate nor does administration. There is no support for kids with issues such as ADHD, the teachers pick and choose how they follow the 504 Plan. The culture is not supportive. It is sad that this has happened. Funny thing, after I pulled my kids, I suddenly received a survey asking why I pulled them. I suppose the hundreds of emails and phone calls were not clear enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

My children received the best education at this school and both went on to excellent colleges. I understand there is an overcrowding issue at this time, but once they correct it, everything will be just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2010

The school is overcrowded and it seems that the administration is overwhelmed. They are not responsive and parents have to jump through hoops to demonstrate that a problem exists. Basic bullying laws are not followed, evern when well documented. When admin is contacted they circle the wagons trying to exhaust the parent. Conversations are filled with ambiguity and simple documentation is not understood or purposely mis interpreted.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2010

My children graduated from Kingsway in 2005. They were extremely well prepared when they went to college. Both of our children graduated from challenging universities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

I am currently a jr. at Kingsway and although some students like to give it a bad reputation, the truth is that it is a great school. The teachers are unlike others and get students involved. Teachers are always there to help with your studies or if you just need advise. They prepare you for college and the rest of you life. We have so many extra curricular activities and clubs after school, as well as an excellent sports program. Kingsway is an amazing highschool for the simple fact that is prepares you better than anyone else, for the rest of your life educationally and in general.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2006

I am a 2005 graduate of Kingsway and while I am glad to be out of high school (simply because college is more fun) I would not trade my education from Kingsway for anything. The teachers prepare you not only academically but also teach you important life skills such as time management, responsibility, and to an extent ethics. The school also has a very respectable athletics program. Other extracurricular activities include Model Congress, Mock Trial, Student Government, Theatre Club and various cultural clubs (Latin Dance). All in all one could not ask for a better education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 19, 2005

I am a French student and I went to kingsway regional high school in 2001. It was really great. Teachers are nice even with exchange students. There is a lot of activities, I was part of the marching band. Well, I miss my high school a lot and all my american friends. It's a very good high school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2004

It is the best High School in south Jersey. I went to many south Jersey school and Kingsway Regional High school is the best. They get you to care about school. If you need help in anything just tell the teacher and she or he will help you in that subject and others also. We have also great sports teams. To play on the sports team you have to have a c or high to be able to play. I am going to college now. Everyday I wish I was back in Kingsway Regional High school. I wish all the wonderful staff. The Staff really care about the students there. I hate doing work but the teacher make learning fun there. We have very hard work don't get me wrong. I was always happy to go to school there. Now I get upset going to college.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 92% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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97%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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85%
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 Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black86%
Asian97%
Hispanic93%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special education63%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black74%
Asian93%
Hispanic57%
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Special education33%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-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 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.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black46%
Asian85%
Hispanic55%
Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education20%
General education70%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant65%
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

73%

SAT college ready

42%

Graduation rate

94%


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
White 76% 51%
Black 15% 16%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
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 10%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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201 Kings Highway
Woolwich Twp, NJ 08085
Phone: (856) 467-3300

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