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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Biotechnology High School is a top rated, public school located in Freehold, NJ. It has 327 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
Address
5000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone
(732) 431-7942

Biotechnology High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1450
109 responses
Average ACT
33
39 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$118,913
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,550
National
$949
Median Home Value
$431,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Classes
    29%
  • GNO
    24%
  • Mr. BTHS
    18%
  • Musical
    9%
  • Coffeehouses
    6%
  • Powder Puff
    6%
  • Winter Ball
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
327
Free or Reduced Lunch
3%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,028
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.9%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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I can appreciate the academic push from biotech but the good teachers are gradually leaving and the incoming teachers are honestly sub-par. No new clubs are being created and most club funding is being held up so no progress is being made anywhere. We don't have sports, food sucks beyond belief, and the administration sucks even more because they seem incapable of functioning properly. Most students ended up relying on each other and outside sources because this school's administration was so unreliable. One guidance councilor forgot to send paperwork to some student's colleges! The community that comes here is what makes it a good school, nothing else.
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I have highs and lows when it comes to Biotechnology HS. Although it is a STEM school, the administrators try to foster a school culture that allows students to express their abilities and talents. However, this fails in the eyes of other high schools that actually put time, attention, and effort in letting extracurriculars flourish. Additionally, Biotech states that the workload is manageable, however, it honestly isn't. While teachers are amazingly qualified and caring, many don't recognize the sheer amount of work they place on students. Students have volunteering, sports, extracurriculars, jobs, family and social lives to attend to, and many have to sacrifice to do school assignments. It's even worse for upperclassmen who have extra IB required assessments to attend to. After a while, the lackluster of Biotech fades and students realize that while they are in an academic-heavy environment, they are essentially in a sheltered community that isn't very reminiscent of reality.
I had a very good experience at Biotech. The academics definitely pushed my limits while at the same time teaching me about stress and time management the hard way. This is also when the IB (International Baccalaureate) program is formally introduced. The IB program is the only bad part of attending this school. In my opinion it is not explained well enough when first applying to the school, and by the time you realize that the IB program not very valuable and incredibly stress inducing, it is too late. The classes themselves are taught well by great instructors, however I have found assignments like CAS to either be limited in value, not explained well enough by guidance staff, or tedious to the point where most value it has is killed off. I was able to use 0 IB credits when registering for classes in university. I maintain that, even with IB, the incredible environment, challenging coursework, like minded classmates, and enthusiastic teachers made going to Biotech well worth it.