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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Whippany Park High School is a highly rated, public school located in Whippany, NJ. It has 703 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
Address
165 Whippany Road
Whippany, NJ 07981
Telephone
(973) 887-3004
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Whippany Park High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
176 responses
Average ACT
28
55 responses
AP Enrollment
34%

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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
    C+
Median Household Income
$116,020
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,980
National
$949
Median Home Value
$485,600
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Winter Formal
    24%
  • Pep Rally
    20%
  • The Homecoming Football Game
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Unplugged/Coffee House
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
703
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,064
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.7%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$21,685/ year
National
$12,239
96%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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Whippany Park High School Reviews

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Overall, WPHS is a typical suburban New Jersey school. Among all the teachers (who are mostly decent), there are a few excellent teachers, and the student culture seemed generally neutral. In terms of preparing students for college, those in higher-level classes (APs and Honors) are mostly well-prepared in terms of workload and curriculum. I personally liked that there was more student choice in what classes students take (compared to other schools), but one specific thing that could change is the placement of the required Personal Finance class - senior year, rather than freshman year, should be when students take it so that they are better-equipped for the financial hurdles brought on by college.
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I have had a positive experience and most teachers have been very helpful. The academics are rigorous when you take honors and AP courses and present a challenge. There are also many student organizations to be a part of and football games are a large social event. The student body is relatively supportive and is small enough that the school is tight knit and you don’t see a new face everyday. The campus is easy to navigate. However, since it is such a small school, classes can be cut or moved to its sister school is attendance is low so that is an inconvenience.
While a small school, its definitely a great learning environment. There are many teachers, especially the older ones, that really understand how students work. They also have a great array of extra curricular activities like the theater department, track and field, and the best one- the Marching band!