School Details

Hoboken High School

Ninth & Clinton Sts, Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 356-3701
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 & ungraded 635 students 10 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

57%
56%
82%
31%
30%
69%
64%
63%
79%

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK 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. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Hoboken School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
92%
61%
61%
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
  • Hoboken School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
37%
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
  • Hoboken School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Hoboken High School is a public high school in Hoboken. The principal of Hoboken High School is Ms Noreen Lazariuk and can be contacted at nlazariuk@hoboken.k12.nj.us. 635 students go to Hoboken High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the Hoboken High School students have "limited English proficiency." 75% of the 635 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Hoboken High School is 10:1. Jose Marti Freshman Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 16%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 16% 24%
Asian 1% %
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 75% 71%
Limited English proficiency 3% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I love everything about hoboken high School. My daughter and i love it a lot!

  • (1 year ago)

    Happy at HHS! Some exceptional teachers and guidance counselors and a principal focused on the right issues makes HHS a truly great school . The mandate of public schools demands they serve all across the income and performance spectrum. Kids from at-risk homes or with special needs require specialized attention. Likewise high-achieving students fare best in a challenging environment. Hoboken High meets all these needs (and those in between). Our kids have thrived with AP and Honors classes intense coursework and engaging teachers. The strength of the (fully funded) arts sports and extra-curricular programs is also key for us. The school often competes and wins at the state-wide level. The mistaken bad rep view lingers sadly. Ironic as student safety and discipline are taken very seriously. Indeed walk through the hallways of this small school and the culture of togetherness in this diverse student community is obvious. Folks that dismiss Hoboken High because it reflects this urban community or reduce its varied student body to a simple test score are ignoring a great educational option. We have been there for three years now and haven t regretted it once.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hoboken High School is a gem of a school. Our daughter has benefitted from the small class size and personal attention she gets from her teachers all of whom are very open to parent involvement. She takes mostly AP and honors classes and the work is rigorous and challenging. And as she enters her senior year and is zeroing in on college plans we have appreciated the excellent guidance department too.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hoboken High School has consistently gotten a "bad rep" because of low test scores and "inadequate" academic performance in addition to many unintentional (and/or intentional) racist bias. Yes many of the students at the school do just get by with the bare minimum and graduate ill-prepared for the world they face today. But Hoboken High School certainly cannot be blamed for this and to simply skip over all the positives of the school to just focus on and point at the negatives is negligible. I have had the privilege of attending Hoboken High School for what is now three years and I am thrilled to continue for my last year. The ability to play sports perform in shows debate across the country write for the school's newspaper interact with students of all different backgrounds and personalities all the while being pushed to take a variety of rigorous AP courses is something that not many high school students get the opportunity to do and I am thankful that Hoboken High School is one of the only schools in the area that gives me that opportunity. Don't judge a book by its cover. I highly recommend looking into this really great local public school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I had the opportunity to coach Hoboken High School juniors on resume and career preparation and was very happy to see how many students were engaged in their education and actively making plans for their educational future. Unfortunately reputations fade slowly and this school does not get its fair share of praise for its programs and students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have to agree with the poster below me The school is pretty good small classes lots of extracurricular activities most teachers are friendly and help out students I believe this school gets a bad reputation because most of the students are from the projects..sure there are a lot of fights for a small school but as long as you dont go looking for trouble you wont find any..Most students do take advantage of what the school has to offer but like in any school some dont care and just pass with bare minimum. ..The building is pretty old but in good condition maybe just fix the small problems and definitely redo the bathrooms make them like the new union city school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a cesspool. It is rundown unfit for kids and has no discipline

  • (6 years ago)

    Hoboken's best kept secret. It is a small intimate school where the children enjoy a close relationship with the staff. Great IB program and some nice extra programs.

  • (9 years ago)

    Great leadership and counselors. 11th grade leadership truly cares about each child. Very strict on discipline. Leadership in this school is wonderful and very responsive to concerns of parents. Only drawback is that a caucasian child moving into this school may have difficulty being included or accepted by fellow students.

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