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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A
Pope John XXIII High School is a highly rated, private, Catholic school located in Sparta, NJ. It has 951 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. After graduation, 95% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
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Address
28 Andover Rd
Sparta, NJ 07871
Telephone
(973) 729-6125

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1220
183 responses
Average ACT
28
43 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
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  • Christmas Sweaters
    20%
  • Not surprised girl's sporting events aren't here
    20%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Play Performances
    17%
  • Mass
    10%
  • Hockey Games
    7%
  • Teen arts
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
951
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
Poll
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$131,150
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,116
National
$949
Median Home Value
$380,000
National
$184,700
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Pope John XXIII High School Reviews

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Pope John XXIII High School is a great school with tough curriculum, especially for honors and AP students. This school prepares students for the college course load,while lacking basically necessities like air conditioning and locks on all the classroom doors. The rules and accepted behavior at this school is incredibly strict, sometimes it seems as though the principle doesn’t have a sense of humor at times. The only sports that excell at this school are the track and field team and the drama club, otherwise known as the Pope John Players. The last problem many attending students have with this school is the no water bottle and no sweatshirt policy. To carry around a sweatshirt or a water bottle p, a student must have a signed note from their doctor saying they have to have one. Wouldn’t students be more comfortable with a sweatshirt on in the winter and a handy water bottle for hydration?
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Pope John XXIII Regional High School is a bitter-sweet mixture. Will they get your child into college with a decent scholarship? Yes, most likely. You want an athletic scholarship? If you're willing to put in the work, they'll get you there. However, PJHS will pretty much strip you of all your personal liberties (including not letting your children go to the bathroom all day because some graffiti shows up in a bathroom, stripping student privileges for just about anything including things students do outside of school if the school finds out, and suspending a student for smiling). They also show blatant favoritism of football players and basketball players.
Overall, the academics do prepare you for college, if you are dedicated to working hard to complete each course. The athletic part of the school could be better. I found the coaches to be somewhat limited when it came to helping with trying to play in the college you choose. With the exception of football - which they seem to go out of their way to help, all other sports is all about the parents researching and working to possibly see if you may be able to play in college. Then the social aspect is OK. They do try to arrange social events for the students. It seems that like all schools, the personality of the child will dictate how well he or she does in this school.