Memorial High School

  • Memorial High School serves 1,939 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 13% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 34% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Memorial High School's student population of 1,939 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 Students1,939 students
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Total Classroom Teachers148 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Memorial High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Memorial High School is 0.08, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1844 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Memorial High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
96%
27%
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Black
n/a
16%
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White
4%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Memorial High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.08n/a
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Graduation Rate
79%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Memorial High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Memorial High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest New York Board Of Education School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  4.50 out of 5  (6 reviews)
2  
Hello, my name is Karla and I am a class of 1994. I recommend this school not only because they a good academic program but the teachers and staff are great. They go out of their ways to help each and every student and I thank them for that. I'm sure there are teachers now who went to school with me, who are making a difference as well. My kids are graduating this year from 8th grade and are going to Memorial and my oldest (22) also graduated from there as well. Thank you MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL!
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5  
This is a great school with great teachers. This highschool made me who i am & i'm pretty fantastic. Thanks memorial wish i can go back!
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5  
I think this is one of the best schools in county. I highly recomend Memorial High School. I went to this school when I was young. Now I'm 35 and i l live in FL and I would like to go back so my kids can experience the schools in NJ.
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5  
Yes I would recomend this school. I attended Memorial high school a few months ago in the 9th grade but then I had to move. The acedemic programs are spectacular and they have everything you could want. Including sports and other extra curricular activities. The student there are very friendly as well. I loved it and yes I would recommend it
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5  
I totally recomend this school I am a graduate of Memorial and have to say that I found a family there amongs the teachers and administrative staff. I particularly want to thank the Atletic Director Sal Vega, who many times would see me and talk to me about givint it my all and would share stories about how he overcame adversity while he was brand new in this Country and still found the courage to excell in sports. I am grateful to many many people there. I felt save and now proud to be part of Memorial HS. I graduated in 2002.
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Hi my name is Jonathan Arroyave class of 2008, currently serving in the United States Navy, and striving for a degree in nursing, hopefully anybody who reads this passage takes it into consideration. Memorial High School was like a second home to me all the teachers and staff were very respectful the curriculum is amazing. There are some teachers i would like to thank who i know are very passionate of their job such as Both zelenkas.and Ms stegman very motivated into showing their students about science and serving also as role models, They always tried to expand their teaching into field trips and such things like gardening which helped the students to understand the material better, Also Mrs Hessthorn and Mr Alesandro whom i considered to be like my second paretns they were always there for me, they always knew what to say i dont know what i would have done after high school if it wasnt for them. There couldnt a set of great teachers without a fantastic foundation which is what Memorial High School holds I would like to thank all those who helped me believe in myself THANK YOU.
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