Piscataway Township High School

  • Piscataway Township High School serves 2,257 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 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 42% (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 83% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Piscataway Township High School's student population of 2,257 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 168 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,257 students
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Total Classroom Teachers168 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Piscataway Township High School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Piscataway Township High School is 0.73, which is more 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1779 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Piscataway Township 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
29%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
27%
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Black
36%
16%
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White
17%
45%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Piscataway Township High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.730.43
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePiscataway Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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It has many different academic programs, to suit the different needs of students. There are many music, art, and sports programs, with many extracurricular activities with more still in development. They are not big on academic awards however, but do reward athletics. There are many teachers who go above and beyond for students.
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