Howell High School

2.00 5 1 (1 review)
405 Squankum Yellowbrook Road

Farmingdale, NJ 07727
(School attendance zone shown in map)

  • Howell High School serves 2,220 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 27% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 49% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Howell 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

Howell High School places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Howell High School's student population of 2,220 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 148 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,220 students
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Total Classroom Teachers148 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Howell High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Howell High School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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Asian
4%
10%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
4%
16%
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White
86%
46%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Howell High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.260.43
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Graduation Rate
98%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFreehold Regional High School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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While the teachers here tend to be very supportive of their students, the administrators do not share the same views. Stifling attempts for all but their favorites to express themselves and their individuality, the administration rules with an iron fist that frustrates students and teachers alike.
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