Somerville High School

  • Somerville High School serves 1,140 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (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 53% (which is equal to the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Somerville 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Somerville High School's student population of 1,140 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 93 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,140 students
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Total Classroom Teachers93 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Somerville High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,234 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Somerville High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. 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#1371 out of 2234 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
8%
10%
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Hispanic
19%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Somerville High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
7%
16%
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White
66%
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 Somerville High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.520.69
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Somerville 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 NameSomerville Public School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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