Highland Park High School

  • Highland Park High School serves 475 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Highland Park High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Highland Park High School's student population of 475 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 41 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Highland Park High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Highland Park High School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank#1487 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
23%
10%
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Hispanic
22%
29%
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Black
10%
15%
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White
41%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
2%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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Graduation Rate90-94%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHighland Park Boro School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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