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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Pompton Lakes High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pompton Lakes, NJ. It has 646 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 40% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
44 Lakeside Avenue
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442
Telephone
(973) 835-7100
Website

Pompton Lakes High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
131 responses
Average ACT
28
14 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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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+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,604
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,440
National
$949
Median Home Value
$294,800
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
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Open lunch
    30%
  • Pompton has a very high school spirit for the kids
    17%
  • No locks on lockers
    13%
  • Spirit Races
    13%
  • Traditions
    13%
  • Call to Colors
    4%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
646
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$76,291
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.2%
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,254/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Pompton Lakes High School was great for a variety of different reasons. First of all: OPEN LUNCH! What’s more exciting then that! You get to walk out to town and get lunch, or drive home rather then eat in a stuffy cafeteria. Second the school is very personable, meaning all of the teachers, staff, and even the principal and vice principal knew everyone by name ! It made each student feel like they were important and an individual not just a number. Sports were a big thing for PLHS and our bird cage was always cheering at every sporting event. The thing that makes PLHS really special though is that you won’t find many schools like it, you feel at home and like you’re part of this big family.
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My experience at Pompton Lakes High School has been great. Teachers are warm and welcoming and are willing to help you with anything you may need. It is the type of school where everyone knows everyone, which overall gives the school a welcoming environment.
For its size, there are quite a few AP classes to choose from as well as clubs, reputable athletic programs, and other opportunities to get involved. The worst part by far would be the guidance department. They push you towards local schools even if you're grades and activities are well above average. They really don't worth with you all that well and If what you want isn't offered, forget about having them help you figure it out; you're better off taking a class online on your own time. However, the guidance dept. is only a small part of the school. The teachers, staff, and administrators are, for the most part, absolutely amazing. If you need help with your work, a personal problem, or even if you just need someone to complain about the guidance department to, you will find a teacher that will listen and probably be able to help.