Sterling High School

501 South Warwick Road
Somerdale, NJ 08083
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 897 students in grades 9-12, Sterling High School ranks 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%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 897 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : 82% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Sterling High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Sterling High School's student population of 897 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
897 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
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School Rankings

Sterling High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,201 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Sterling High School is 0.76, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NJ)
#2003 out of 2201 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Sterling High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
5%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Sterling High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25-29%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Sterling 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 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Sterling High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
11:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
18%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Sterling High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
20%
15%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in Sterling High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
39%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in Sterling High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
15%
n/a
Two or more races
4%
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Sterling High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Sterling High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New Jersey.
0.76
This chart displays the diversity score of Sterling High School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
82%
85%
This chart displays graduation rate of Sterling High School and public school graduation rate of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Sterling High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Sterling High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sterling High School's ranking?
Sterling High School is ranked #2003 out of 2,201 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are Sterling High School often compared to?
Sterling High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Triton Regional High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% NJ state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NJ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Sterling High School?
The graduation rate of Sterling High School is 82%, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 85%.
How many students attend Sterling High School?
897 students attend Sterling High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
39% of Sterling High School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 18% of students are Hispanic, 15% of students are Hawaiian, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Sterling High School?
Sterling High School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Sterling High School offer ?
Sterling High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Sterling High School part of?
Sterling High School is part of Sterling Regional School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 897 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 61%
  • : 82% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 5% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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