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 2,118 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (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 42% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Howell High School's student population of 2,118 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 139 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,118 students
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Total Classroom Teachers139 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Howell 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 Howell High School is 0.29, which is less 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#1828 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
8%
29%
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Black
4%
15%
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White
84%
44%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score0.290.70
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Graduation Rate
97%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
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: 2017-2018 (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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