School Details

Whippany Park High School

165 Whippany Road, Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 887-3004
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 652 students 11 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

97%
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92%
89%
90%
80%

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hanover Park Regional Hig School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
74%
58%

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess high school students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it
  • This school in 2013
  • Hanover Park Regional Hig School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Whippany Park High School is a public high school in Hanover. The principal of Whippany Park High School is Mr John Manning and can be contacted at jmanning@hpreg.org. 652 children attend Whippany Park High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 2% of the 652 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Whippany Park High School is 11:1. Abundant Life Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 86%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian 13% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I am currently a student here at Whippany Park High School and I'm proud of it. The teachers are amazing and actually have you in mind when they see something going wrong; heck they even reply to their emails sent by students! There is anything but a shortage of new ways to make new friends; I am currently a part of the WPMB's Color Guard and now stage crew for the musical. The people here at Whippany Park are amazing given or take the few that shout at you in the halls.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm currently a student of WPHS and I love it. It has so many activities and clubs to choose from which is great! It's awesome to be able to explore things and meet new people. Most of the people are very friendly and it's a good environment to be in. There are some improvements that need to be made but overall it's a great school to be a part of.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my children go to this school right now. And I am very happy with the academics and the sports programs. I feel they will graduate with a great base.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a student in the class of 2007 and I love Whippany Park. When I came here two years ago from MJS it was a huge change. We had FREEDOM. You can walk outside to get to your classes get a decent lunch have teachers who care about your grades (Just in case you might not) and make plenty of new friends. Though there are some issues with 'bullies' WPHS is still a great school. They have several plays the big musical in March always being the best. WPHS is renound for its excellence in performing arts as well as having a kick-butt stage crew. The marching band also competes and scores high as well as our athletic teams. We are Morris County champions in several aspects. WPHS is a great school. WPHS is like a second home to me and I can't immagine being anywhere else!

  • (10 years ago)

    Whippany Park like any school has its fair share of problems. Overall the school boast high academic scores good sports teams and high parent involvement. However Whippany Park is not a school for those students who are middle of the road. The school tends to cater to the extremes those with high and low academic and athletic achievement leaving the middle of the road children to find there place in either group for recognition. As a former student of WP I feel as though the school provided me with an excellent education and background for college. However it hindered those who did not fit the mold of the 'perfect' student or 'problem' child.

  • (10 years ago)

    This has got to be the absolute best school in New Jersey. I had 3 daughters graduate from here and the teachers and staff are very caring and energetic. Although this school has its problems with the children being spoiled and talking on cell phones and bringing coffees to class the students still seem to have a good attitude toward learning. If you are thinking of moving to whippany this is an excellent highschool.

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