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  2. Diversity
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Highland Park School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Highland Park, NJ. It has 1,632 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 59% in reading.
About Highland Park School District...
Address
435 Mansfield Street
Highland Park, NJ 08904
Telephone
(732) 572-6990
Website

Highland Park School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
59%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
145 responses
Average ACT
30
33 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,632
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,019
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$30,943,000
Expenses Per Student
$20,519/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%

Highland Park School District Reviews

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After taking on AP classes during my junior and senior classes, I realized how these classes are not as difficult they sound. Most of these classes like AP Spanish and AP Lit are focused on your time commitment and dedication. If you believe that you cannot handle these classes, then stay in the honors classes because once you start failing, it will be difficult for you to get back on your feet. Overall, the teachers here are very nice and they are willing to listen to any of your concerns, but remember...keep on trying!
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My experience at Highland Park High School was different than most of my peers. In elementary school I attended a private school in Gladstone New Jersey. This school was founded by my parents who believed in holistic education. This means that students find meaningful connection through their own interests. I moved to Highland Park in sixth grade and my parents homeschooled me until ninth grade. In ninth grade I attended high school. Coming from an educational background without standardized tests was very difficult. I was not used to the workload and often felt behind. There was not anyone who could relate and very few teachers had sympathy. I would say my experience at Highland Park High School was very average. I often had little to no help from my teachers and peers in adjusting to the public school system. However, I think this contributed to my independence and prepared me for being away from home in college and I am excited to start this new chapter in my life.
The Highland Park School district definitely had its positives. There were some amazing teachers and faculty, and it generally felt like an accepting space. However, there was a fair amount of self segregation within the middle and high schools. So while, on paper the school was a diverse place, in practice there wasn't a great deal of interaction between people of different races. This fact was exacerbated by the fact that the race demographics in Honors and AP courses were skewed towards the white and asian populations. That said, it has improved in recent years and there does not seem to be as much of a divide now as there once was.