School Details

Neptune High School

55 Neptune Boulevard, Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 776-2200
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1317 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

86%
86%
92%
63%
63%
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
  • Neptune Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

35%
35%
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
  • Neptune Township School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Neptune High School is a public high school in Neptune. The principal of Neptune High School is Mr Richard Allen, whose e-mail is rwallen@neptune.k12.nj.us. 1,317 students attend Neptune High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 47% of the 1,317 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Neptune High School is 13:1. Academy Allied Health & Sci is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 58% 55%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 12% 15%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.08% 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter went to this school and I had to pull her out because they love to sweep problems under the carpet. There bullying policy is weak and they do nothing about it. I'm highly disapointed in neptune hs right down to their vice super intendent. You get no where with them. For a school of excellence they sure didn't prove it to me. The only good thing about this school is their JROTC program.

  • (3 years ago)

    the school has so much to offer but they say they are a school of "no excuses'' I find the school makes an excuse for everything. from teachers not showing up on back to school night to guidence disregarding requests for appts. from students. It's a school that accepts mediocraty fom their administration and staff at the expense of their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a former student of Neptune High School I'm deeply disappointed by the school's ratings. Neptune High School is a great school with faculty that truly care about their students. I'm currently pursuing a career in education and have yet to find a school in Northern Jersey that compares. Like all other schools it has it's problems BUT the administration is making every attempt to change the school into a school of 'excellence.' I believe the main issue with the school isn't the school it's the mentality of the students. They are more focused on fighting that they forget the purpose for them being there is to get an education. Its all stems from the surrounding neighborhood and today's society. It's quite sad because there are a plethora of opportunities available to them that many fail to utilize.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student who has gone on to get a BS MS and PhD as well as post-doctoral research in Cambridge England the ratings here don't tell the whole story. This school provided a great foundation for its most academic students. Neptune High School has many superb skilled teachers and it provided small but focus AP classes. Moreover it provide a far more broad ranging and rigorous education than any private schools in the region as well as a comparable education to the public schools in the area.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am currently a student at NHS.It is an okay school but I am not fully satisfied with it.The kids can be mean and they do fight quite a bit.Also the teachers are rude and they do not know how to handle or teach the kids properly.

  • (8 years ago)

    Neptune High School is a great school. The teachers are fantastic. There is a vast number of extracurricular activities and sport teams. We are very satisfied with the education that our kids received while at Neptune. An added perk is that construction is just about finished on a complete overhaul of the school. It is now a brand new state of the art school even better than before. I would feel very comfortable in recommending this school to anyone anticipating sending their children here.

  • (9 years ago)

    We have a 9th grader in the high school. To date the academics are good. Our daughter seems to be learning the information that is taught in class. We have also had an easy time contacting the teachers for information when needed. The teachers and administrators seem to helpful reponsive and knowledgable. The sports teams are good and have a good turn out. The coaches have allhad experience in their sport and seem to be good with the kids. The only 2 things that I am not happy with at the school is that there is massive construction going on albeit for a 1st class theater and drama studio and that the swim team must practice temporarily at teh Boys & Girls Club in Asbury Park. All in all the school is good and on a scale of 1 to 10 I would say it is a 7.5.

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