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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Hightstown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hightstown, NJ. It has 1,538 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.

Hightstown High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1200
470 responses
Average ACT
29
98 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$72,973
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,227
National
$949
Median Home Value
$274,200
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
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  • Pep rallies
    17%
  • Senior night sports games
    17%
  • Musical
    14%
  • Coffeehouse
    13%
  • Talent show
    12%
  • The south asian show
    9%
  • Come coming game
    9%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,538
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
87%
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
$74,018
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,617/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Hightstown High School Reviews

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Coming across good administration here is a hit and miss. Most of them are here because they have to be, and it’s evident. I feel that if the school fostered an environment that inspired students then more students would be willing to put in the effort to become successful. I recently moved to the area, and I’ve witnessed and experienced so much prejudice and bigotry (especially when nothing is done about it). It feels like second nature to dismiss this for “teenage behavior”, but it’s unacceptable for a growing and learning. I’ve never been more uncomfortable in my life. It’s nice to have the diversity but Hightstown shouldn’t be applauding themselves for it because it’s not being utilized positively. We just have a bunch of people from different backgrounds that use this difference to organize cliches. There’s no respect or humanity here.
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Hightstown High School has a very culturally diverse environment and provides the education any student needs to go anywhere they want in life. Everyone is friendly and you will always meet new friends that you have things in common with that you never even knew about. You will meet teachers that can create close connections with you and are always willing to help if you ever need anything. The class scheduling is very diverse and you can take almost any elective class you can think of, of your interest. The sports and clubs are the best opportunity to get involved with the school and to meet new people.
Throughout the 4 years I have been attending Hightstown High School It has been a very beautiful experience. I have learned a hand full of new things not only academically but about myself and my life. I am very proud to call Hightstown High School my home. They are helpful in every kind of way and never did they make me feel alone. I had help with college application all the time and not only that but with any problem I had someone was always there. It has been the best 4 years and I would not have chosen any other high school to attend, this one is absolutely the best!