New Providence High School

Tel: (908)464-4700
Grades: 9-12

595 students

New Providence High School serves 595 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the NJ average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 49%.
New Providence High School operates within the New Providence School District.
The school district's 95% graduation rate is higher than the NJ state average of 92%.

Overview

The student population of 595 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 27% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2011)
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 595 students
New Providence High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
New Providence High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade New Providence High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.35 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (NJ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1 12:1
New Providence High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
9%
9%
New Providence High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
8%
23%
New Providence High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
17%
New Providence High School Black (1988-2012)
White
80%
51%
New Providence High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups New Providence High School Sch Ethnicity New Providence 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.
0.35 0.66
New Providence 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.
1%
29%
New Providence 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.
1%
6%
New Providence High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,694 students has decreased by 23% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 94% over five years.
School District Name New Providence School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
2
Number of Students Managed 1,694 919
New Providence School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 95% 92%
New Providence School District Graduation Rate (1995-2009)
District Total Revenue $35 MM $20 MM
New Providence School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $37 MM $19 MM
New Providence School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $16,085 $20,414
New Providence School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $16,946 $19,395
New Providence 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 Devel L C New Providence (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is New Providence Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Allen W Roberts Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • New Providence Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award New Providence Middle School
    35 Pioneer Dr
    New Providence , NJ , 07974
    (908)464-9161
    0  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • New Providence Allen W Roberts Elementary School
    80 Jones Dr
    New Providence , NJ , 07974
    (908)464-4707
    0.6  mi  |  552  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • New Providence Devel L C New Providence
    Special Education School
    340 Central Ave
    New Providence , NJ , 07974
    (908)508-1345
    Special Education School
    0.8  mi  |  93  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • New Providence Salt Brook Elementary School
    40 Maple St
    New Providence , NJ , 07974
    (908)464-7100
    1.1  mi  |  547  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Berkeley Heights William Woodruff Elementary School
    Briarwood Dr West
    Berkeley Heights , NJ , 07922
    (908)464-1723
    1.5  mi  |  228  students  |  Gr.  2-5

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