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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Phillipsburg High School is an above average, public school located in Phillipsburg, NJ. It has 1,597 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 50% in reading.
Address
200 Hillcrest Boulevard
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Telephone
(908) 454-6551
Website

Phillipsburg High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1190
236 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,660
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$868
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,100
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • The Phillipsburg/Easton Thanksgiving Football Game
    32%
  • The Phillipsburg/Easton Thanksgiving Pep Rally
    27%
  • Home football games
    13%
  • FFA Barnyard Days
    8%
  • School musical
    8%
  • Senior Banquet
    6%
  • Winter Concert
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,597
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,211
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
46%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,045/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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I have been a student at Phillipsburg high school for 3 years, this year I will be a senior. In my time here I have learned a lot, and I feel the teachers, especially those for more advanced classes, are kind and always willing to help! They are enthusiastic and I have had a lot of fun growing and learning here! After school clubs and groups are always welcoming and feel meaningful to participate in!
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Phillipsburg High School is truly what you make of it. There's bad and good in every high school, and P'burg is no exception. If you stay the course and you study hard and surround yourself with good friends, get involved in school extracurricular activities, and study hard you will be fine. I have done all of this and I can truly say that my high school experience has been a good one. Although PHS has it's negatives (some bad teachers, guidance department, etc,) there are a lot of oppturnites at this school and if you take advantage of it you will be successful.
While some more challenging academic classes help students succeed, slower paced classes often allow their students to fall behind. The school is very sports oriented but the arts program is still very strong.