Hoboken High Drops to Bottom 50 Public Schools in NJ Monthly Ranking
The last time NJ Monthly did the study, Hoboken High was ranked number 187. This year it's down to number 298.
Hoboken High School has dropped significantly in NJ Monthly's biennial ranking of the state's public schools.
While in 2010—the last time the study was done—Hoboken's high school ranked number 187 out of 328, this year it's down to number 298.
The data upon which the magazine bases its research, are based on the Department of Education most recent report cards.
According to the statistics used by the magazine, Hoboken High's percentage of students who are proficient or advanced in language—based on High School Proficiency Assessment test scores—is 2.1 percent. In math, it's 1.4 percent of students who are either proficient or advanced.
Twelfth grade enrollment is 150 students. The school's average class size is 20 students.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback was not immediately available on Tuesday afternoon to comment on the newly released rankings.
The graduation rate of the high school is 81.99 percent, according to the ranking. New Providence High—the number one in the state—is 97.7 percent. New Providence ranked so high, according to the magazine, because of increased test scores and smaller class sizes.
The average combined SAT score at HHS is 1157. For the top three ranked public schools in the state, this score is between 1730 and 1820.
The Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy in Elizabeth closes the list at number 328 and a graduation rate of 53.55 percent.