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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Hackettstown High School is an above average, public school located in Hackettstown, NJ. It has 828 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 35% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Hackettstown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
35%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1170
228 responses
Average ACT
26
48 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$67,273
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,143
National
$949
Median Home Value
$273,600
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
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    20%
  • Basketball and football games
    17%
  • Senior Assassin
    15%
  • Holiday Sing-Along
    13%
  • Plays and Musicals
    11%
  • Annual Powderpuff Game
    6%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
828
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.30 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,373
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$17,781/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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The academics at the school are pretty average. Some teachers are great and very helpful, others are mediocre and poor. I'd say about 75% of the teachers will play favorites and not go out of their way for anyone else. There are some that are genuine and willing to not only be your mentor but also your friend. As for the administration, there have been some improvements over the past few years but they are still very misguided. They do not put enough money towards the things that really need it, such as hiring higher quality educators. They are too focused on additional security measures, which in some cases can be understandable but they have been going over the top. The administration does not ever listen to the students or consider what they want, even if they say they do through the student government. They also play favorites with certain students, mostly the high achievers. The communication between guidance and students is poor despite a small population.
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My niece went to school today thinking it was going to be an ordinary day, but she was sent home because one of the students tested positive for COVID-19. Honestly, I am very angry. First of all, if you were receiving a TEST, then why would you come to school having the symptoms. I am blaming it on the parents of the girl and the school. I thought this was gonna much MUCH better, but instead, I got angry today. My poor niece now needs to stay in quarantine for 14 days. This is unacceptable. Please do something right for once, Hackettstown High School. XOXO, Your favorite Karen. No but seriously I'm dissapointed.
Hackettstown offers very decent academic courses that prepare students for college. AP and Honors classes are challenging enough to prepare students for college. There are several sports and arts for students to be involved in, however, there is a lack of clubs. Most teachers are engaged with their students and have invested interest in their success.