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Progress Report
A statistical snapshot of local public high schools’ SAT scores, graduation rates, class sizes and more.

by Kristen Treude

In just a few short weeks school will be back in session and students will head to class with their new backpacks and fresh haircuts ready to take on the year. As they begin their back-to-school routines, Suburban Family is providing a checkup on South Jersey’s public high  schools, with the latest facts and figures parents  need to know, right from the New Jersey Department of Education. What follows are the  SAT scores, class sizes, student-to-teacher ratios and graduation rates for the eight major public high schools in the area. In addition,  we asked administrators  to share something interesting about their school. Read on to find out how your school stacks up. 

Q&A

What types of learning opportunities are offered outside of the traditional classroom setting? We have forged a partnership with the Virtua Health System to provide our students interested in careers in health care with the opportunity to participate in a full year internship experience. The students spend two days per week at Virtua Hospital participating in various rotations where they learn the intricacies of the inner workings of the hospital. 

Our students have the opportunity to participate in various experiential learning experi ences. Students participate in DECA competitions where they apply learned aspects of business planning, presentation and marketing skills. Our school’s taught sustainability curriculum is extended through projects performed within the local community. This includes the maintenance of an organic garden where harvested crops are donated to the local food bank.  —Dr. Kwame R. Morton Sr., principal,  Cherry Hill High School West

What is a unique and interesting elective, club or class that you offer and what do the students experience?  
One of the more interesting opportunities for students to experience at Eastern Regional High School is our Robotics Engineering courses. Robotics students are challenged to design, build, test and program robots. In the process, students learn and acquire skills that permit  them to work with a plasma cutter, CNC table, programming software, TIG welder, metal fabrication equipment, etc. In addition, motivated students join the Robotics Club to build a robot that competes in the “FIRST Championship,” a national robotics competition. The Advanced Robotics course permits students to improve their problem-solving and metal-working skills. Students plan, design and build robots that can perform complicated tasks such as climbing, launching projectiles and manipulating objects.   Students work in teams to achieve goals, develop interpersonal skills and experience camaraderie.  —Robert M. Tull Jr., principal, Eastern Regional High School

What types of technology are students utilizing and how does it help with the curriculum?
Students use various types of technology at Haddonfield Memorial High School. On a daily basis, students have access to technology and our teachers regularly incorporate technology into  their lesson plans. Students may use their personal devices in class at their teachers’ discretion if it is academically appropriate . We also have laptop and Chromebook carts for students to use in class or during study halls. Students are proficient in Google Drive, and frequently use this platform for working collaboratively, developing in-class essays or creating presentations. Our learning management system is Canvas, which is used by many colleges and universities. We feel that this tool provides students with an organized way to view upcoming assignments and due dates and communicate with teachers and classmates, while interacting with their coursework such that they will be better prepared for college.  — Kate Mele, assistant principal for student achievement, Haddonfield Memorial      

Local Public High Schools: Numbers to Know

CHEROKEE
120 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................570
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:............................1158
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE:..................95.7 percent

CHERRY HILL EAST
1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................541
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:............................1211
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:..................16:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................94.9 percent

CHERRY HILL WEST
2101 Chapel Ave., Cherry Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................352
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1109
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE:.....................91 percent

CLEARVIEW REGIONAL
625 Breakneck Road, Mullica Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................418
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:............................1137
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................13:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................93.2 percent

EASTERN REGIONAL
1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................520
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1178
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................15:1
GRADUATION RATE:.....................95 percent

HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL
401 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:...............................206
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:..........................1262
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:....................9:1
GRADUATION RATE:..................98.1 percent

KINGSWAY REGIONAL
201 Kings Hwy., Woolwich Township
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................418
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1123
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................15:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................95.9 percent

LENAPE
235 Harford Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:...............................405
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1166
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................94.3 percent

MOORESTOWN
350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................337
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:..........................1202
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................99.4 percent

SENECA
110 Carranza Road, Tabernacle
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................330
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1123
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................95.9 percent

SHAWNEE
600 Tabernacle Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:...............................380
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:............................1171
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................13:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................98.5 percent

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
519 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................579
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1108
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................94.5 percent

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 6 (August 2018).
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