Biotechnology High School is an elite, public school located in Freehold, NJ. It has 322 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 96% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
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Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Biotechnology High School Reviews
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.
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.
The faculty and administration at this school try very hard to make it like a "normal" high school, but there are certain fundamental issues with this that people need to know about before they consider coming. First, being that this is a STEM-oriented school, the courses electives offer little variety. While many students pursue artistic endeavors on their own time, coming here certainly doesn't help. You have basically no control over your schedule besides choosing between Chem and Physics as an upperclassman. There is also a strong status quo in terms of clubs. You will be told at the info session that you can start up your own club to suit your interests; this is simply not true. The school does not have enough teachers to advise any additional clubs like other schools would, and the unofficial "Student Interest Groups" are limited in their abilities to conduct activities.