Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade B
- College Prepgrade A
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade A minus
- Health & Safetygrade A
- Administrationgrade B minus
- Sportsgrade A
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
Hightstown High School is a highly rated, public school located in Hightstown, NJ. It has 1,676 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Hightstown High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade A451 Students
- grade A minus228 Students
- grade B+183 Students
- grade B176 Students
- grade B170 Students
- grade C142 Students
- grade A+140 Students
- grade A+139 Students
- grade A130 Students
- grade B123 Students
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Living in the Area
grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade C
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade C+
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 30 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 30 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
- Pep rallies18%
- Senior night sports games18%
- Talent show11%
- The south asian show9%
- Come coming game8%
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 36 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 36 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 36 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 51 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 51 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 51 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$18,869 / year
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 54 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 54 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 54 responses
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Hightstown High School Reviews
Rating 3.66 out of 5 295 reviews
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Hightstown high school is the best high school to learn from. It doesn't only teaches us about studies, but there is practical work as well. There is really cleanliness in HHS. Teachers are very supportive and encouraging. Eventhough in the time of Pandemic teachers didn't stop encouraging me and my peers. Furthermore, teachers use interesting websites like PearDeck, Kahoot, quizzez, and etc, so students could maintain their interests. Our school there are many different clubs like chess, SATprep, STEM, Redcross, and etc. Moreover, we get to choose any elective we want for next year. There are electives like photo imaging, architecture, painting, sculpture. Basically, in HHS there are many different opportunities to achieve. There are after school sports like field hockey, wrestling, basketball, and track. Students and teachers also practice some drills in case of bad circumstances. There is full safety and security in our school. I like being in Hightstown High School.
Hightstown High School is an excellent public school in New Jersey. Students at Hightstown come from a variety of backgrounds, making the student body extremely diverse racially, religiously, socio-economically, and so on. Hightstown has given me an excellent education and prepared me well for college. Many teachers who teach AP/Dual Enrollment/Honors courses are extremely invested in the courses they teach and their students. Tons of clubs, activities, and sports are available for students to participate in. The staff is supportive and often connects with kids outside of the classroom by watching sports games, musicals, and more. Many of my peers are extremely bright, but there is still a collaborative environment at Hightstown. I feel that most people get along well, and friend groups are diverse. Hightstown High School is an amazing school to attend if you want a well-rounded education with great educators.
Overall it is about as good as you could expect a public school to be. Has a pretty wide variety of both primary and elective courses, there is something for everyone here. Average amount of bad teachers, but some of the good ones can be life changing. Even the crappy teachers want you to pass their classes and will match the effort you put in. Lots of STEM programs - Math League, National Honor Society, FIRST Robotics, and high level math and science courses. School is hard to navigate at first and takes a while to get across. It is in a relatively safe area, though the area immediately around the school is a community that is worth avoiding.