School Details

Somerville High School

222 Davenport St, Somerville, NJ 08876
(908) 218-4108

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Public Grades 9-12 & ungraded 1119 students 13 students/teacher (NJ avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade


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
  • Somerville Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards


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
  • Somerville Borough School District average
  • New Jersey state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Somerville High School is a public high school in Somerville. The principal of Somerville High School is Mr Corey Jones, who can be contacted at 1,119 children attend Somerville High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the Somerville High School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 1,119 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Somerville High School is 13:1. Immaculata High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 10%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 69% 52%
Hispanic 13% 25%
Multiracial 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 27%
Limited English proficiency 1% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has an outstanding music marching band and colorguard program. The people who run the programs do an amazing job. The language arts department is also really gifted at teaching students the foreign languages! There are really great teachers but some really bad teachers! The principal is very nice and understanding of the students. There are tons of things to do and the spirit that is shown throughout the school is incredible.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is a great place to expand your involvement with students from other cultures who share the same interests and ideas that you also have. The music program is great and so are all of the E.C. activities offered. Also school spirit is greatly enforced by students and staff. There is something for everyone to do there. The only negative to be had is the teacher quality. When you get a good teacher they are great. And when you get a bad teacher ITS BAD like REALLY BAD. The prinicpal is understanding and talking to students and staff in such a respectable manner. Also the physical establishment could definitely use some improvements. inside and outside. But I am definitely proud to be a graduate.

  • (7 years ago)

    Outstanding music department - two incredibly dedicated and gifted instructors. The engineering program 'Project Lead the Way' is a great intro to students interested in design.

  • (7 years ago)

    Please delete in my 06 October comment the lack of Somerville High web site. After several attempts I found the site at http // I apologize for issuing that comment so quick.

  • (7 years ago)

    Somerville High does not even have a home web page of their own. This school seemed to be behind and mismanaged. Their marching band is deteriorating.

  • (8 years ago)

    I was a student at Somerville High (class of 2001). This school has great school spirit and pride. The Music theater and colorguard programs were excellent and gave me some of my fondest H.S. memories. I loved the teachers and how diverse our student body was. Regular metal detector checks and locker checks made us feel safe. It showed us how much the school cared about us. I have several younger cousins attending Somerville High now and I'm glad their there.

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