Hopatcong H.S. Drops to 289th in NJ Monthly Rankings

Comes in 89 spots lower than two years ago and in the lower half of the state.

was ranked 289th out of the 328 state public high schools listed by New Jersey Monthly magazine this year.

Two years ago, when the rankings were last released, Hopatcong came in at No. 200, 89 spots higher than where the publication ranked it this year.

NJ Monthly uses information from the state Department of Education to develop its rankings, which only takes into account public schools in the state. Student performance and student outcomes were the most heavily weighted to determine the rankings, followed by school environment.

New Providence High School, in Union County, was ranked No. 1. Sparta High School was the top performer from Sussex County, according to the publication, coming in at No. 83. Of other county schools, High Point and Kittatinny were listed next at 88th and 89th, respectively. Nearby Jefferson and Roxbury were ranked 211th and 93rd, respectively.

To see the full list of schools, click here.

bob August 26, 2012 at 05:20 PM
We have too many slow kids compared to other towns. We have a huge low income population. More disabled kids. Not a true representation is shown of our population in the ranking sysytem
KristieKreme August 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM
In a nutshell, a multi-faceted nutshell!
Abe Lincoln August 26, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Bob We have too many slow kids compared to other towns. Prove it
Michele Guttenberger August 27, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Disgusted - I do agree with you that we should at least give the new superintendent a chance before we pass judgement. Hopefully she will realize that she will need to be more focused and empathetic to the unique needs of Hopatcong or else face the same assault as Doc. M. I think anyone who walks into this position will soon find out that Hopatcong will have little tolerance for business as usual politics. But we must first give this person a chance without the prejudices that we carry from previous administrations. If we don't start with a clean slate and continue to carry our resentment baggage with us our schools are doomed to fail from the get-go. It is going to take teamwork , respect and input from parents, teachers, students and administrators and also the taxpayer to pull Hopatcong Schools back up. If we don't have a full team on board we will not achieve this. Doc M blamed the taxpayer for Hopatcong's woes. This put the taxpayer on the defensive and created an adversarial situation. We need someone to stop pointing fingers and star rolling up their sleeves. I'm crossing my fingers this new person is the answer.
Christine August 27, 2012 at 06:31 PM


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