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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Highland Park School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Highland Park, NJ. It has 1,641 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
170 responses
Average ACT
30
37 responses

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,641
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,093
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,451/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$80,846
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,427
National
$949
Median Home Value
$362,600
National
$184,700

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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Highland Park's school district consists of a very high intellect, ranging from the majority of teachers to the majority of students. While there may be a lack of variance of class options, the classes offered are very challenging and consist of a healthy learning environment where teachers spent extra time before and after school in support of the students. The emphasis on education weighs so important that often the athletics becomes an afterthought. Most of the sports games at Highland Park High School find themselves unattended. For a small school, Highland Park maximizes its resources. In order to build a support system for students who cannot afford supplies, HPHS offers Chromebooks to all students for free, so that they will not have an academic handicap. Highland Park's educational department is both creative and thoughtful, and very different from most school districts, even the neighboring ones.
Highland Park High School is a very good school because there is something for everyone there. I didn’t give the school five stars because no school is perfect, but they at least try their best. Highland Park is a small town that often gets over looked but the different achievements from the high school are what bring us the spotlight. Some of the schools many achievements come from DECA, Model UN and the sports programs. There is never a dull moment in Highland Park High School and I think that’s why so many people appreciate it.