Kearny High School

336 Devon St

Kearny, NJ 07032-2612

Tel: (201)955-5048
Grades: 9-12

1,735 students

Kearny High School serves 1,735 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Kearny High School operates within the Kearny School District.
The school district's 89% graduation rate is lower than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 1735 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 148 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,735 students
Kearny High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 148 teachers
Kearny High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Kearny High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 12:1
Kearny High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
9%
Kearny High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
55%
23%
Kearny High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
17%
Kearny High School Black (1988-2012)
White
39%
51%
Kearny High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Kearny High School Sch Ethnicity Kearny High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.55 0.41
Kearny High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
21%
29%
Kearny High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
6%
Kearny High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,921 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 89% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Kearny School District
Number of Schools
Managed
7
2
Number of Students Managed 5,921 983
Kearny School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 89% 92%
Kearny School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $95 MM $20 MM
Kearny School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $99 MM $19 MM
Kearny School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,831 $20,414
Kearny School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $17,456 $19,395
Kearny School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Harrison High School (1.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Hamilton Intermediate School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Garfield Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Kearny Garfield Elementary School
    360 Belgrove Dr
    Kearny , NJ 07032
    (201)955-5090
    0.4  mi  |  663  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Kearny Franklin Elementary School
    100 Davis Ave
    Kearny , NJ 07032
    (201)955-5020
    0.4  mi  |  1062  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Kearny Lincoln Elementary School
    121 Beech St
    Kearny , NJ 07032
    (201)955-5095
    0.6  mi  |  795  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Kearny Washington Elementary School
    80 Belgrove Dr
    Kearny , NJ 07032
    (201)955-5110
    0.8  mi  |  681  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Harrison Lincoln No 3 Elementary School
    221 Cross St
    Harrison , NJ 07029
    (201)483-6400
    1  mi  |  653  students  |  Gr.  PK-3

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Hudson County, NJ public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.00, which is lower than the New Jersey average of 0.41. The most diverse school district in Hudson County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in New Jersey or national school diversity statistics.