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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Carteret High School is a public school located in Carteret, NJ. It has 1,016 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Carteret High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1090
172 responses
Average ACT
27
11 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,892
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,443
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
72%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Football games
    41%
  • School Performances
    18%
  • Marching band competitions
    12%
  • None
    12%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,016
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,334
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.9%
39%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$17,099/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Carteret High has been a journey to say the least. This school was built on conflict, drama, and stress. Although, what really makes Carteret High a good school are it’s teachers. Some of the teachers in this school make me come back every weekday!
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My overall experience in Carteret High School and being a junior student enrolled there for the past few years has been interesting. Due to the fact the school is diversed and everyone there is trying to find their careers because high school is like a preview on real world. Most times you would be on your own and have to educate yourself on the things you have to get ready for especially college. Most likely you didn't have a helping hand cause your mostly forced to obtain information by asking questions . However, one reason I didn't like the high school was that we weren't really taught more about the different professions for those who thought about life outside of High school. Which made it extremely hard for me to really know what I wanted to major in college.
Carteret High School did their very best in ensuring students had opportunities. When it came to education and applying to colleges, the guidance counselors were very attentive and students were not forgotten once their job was done. They ensured the process was going well, any help or questions needed after applications were submitted. College and technical schools were pushed and so were we. Students were not left behind and I think that is very important. Extracurricular activities were readily available and so were sports. The school was decently funded and the academic programs need to maybe be a little better but the job gets done. All in all, the school did their best with what they were given and that was I think was so important about this school.