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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Linden High School is a public school located in Linden, NJ. It has 1,630 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 44% in reading.

Linden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
44%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1030
330 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses
AP Enrollment
2%

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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
$78,429
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,444
National
$949
Median Home Value
$389,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 80 responses
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  • Sporting events
    25%
  • Musical and plays
    23%
  • Trips
    20%
  • Teen Arts
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Senior events
    4%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,630
Free or Reduced Lunch
55%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,105
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.1%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,655/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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My experience at Linden High School has been great. There is a lot diversity and it gives everyone an opportunity to learn about different cultures. The academic curriculum has been excellent. There is always a class that suits everyone's academic level. The IB curriculum has been excellent as well as it challanges and gives the student to achieve his or her full potential and succeed in college. One great aspect about LHS is the vast number of after school activities and sports available to students. There is always something a student can participate in that they are good at. The guidance counselors and teachers are very helpful, and they want every student to succeed. My experience at LHS has been amazing!
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Linden High School is a very unique school filled of lots of love and laughter! You meet all different kind of students with different stories that make this school so much more interesting. Linden High is like no other highschool! Linden has excellent basketball & football teams, spunky cheerleaders, excellent drama and choir club and not to mention one of the only few HS in the Union County area that have a dance company. Linden High is a like a good crazy school!
High school is a very important and vital part of anyone who has the chance to experience, as it leads to students in high school to develop habits, ambitions, and skills that they will later use for the rest of their lives. My experience in Linden High School has been phenomenal, as I enjoy the diversity experienced in the surrounding. The diversity lets me understand that we are all humans that could be able to do whatever we put our mind to, no matter the race, gender, or religion you belong to. In the system of the High school there are multiple teachers that have a very humble beliefs and ideas, that they take their time to pursued and help students to overachieve their expectations and goals. As my high school years come to and end I see more and more progress, but there are still little cracks that could be fixed, as not all teachers put their 100% to make sure all students understand or even try. Other than the food Linden has been one of the best times of my life.