Somerville High School

  • Somerville High School serves 1,177 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25% (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 65% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 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 top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

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School Overview

  • Somerville High School's student population of 1,177 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 Students1,177 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 2,236 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 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Somerville High School is 0.50, 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 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
40%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
50%
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
8%
10%
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Hispanic
17%
26%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Somerville High School and the percentage of Hispanic students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
7%
16%
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White
68%
46%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Somerville High School and the percentage of White students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Somerville High School and the percentage of students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Somerville High School and the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Jersey by year.NJ All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.500.43
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Graduation Rate
96%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
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 students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSomerville Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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