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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/18/13
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
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Posted by a parent on 07/18/13
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a other on 06/24/13
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
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Posted by a other on 07/16/12
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
... Read more 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. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/28/10
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.
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Posted by a parent on 10/19/08
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
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* 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.
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Early Childhood Special Needs, Gifted Students, Speech/Language Pathologists
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Spanish, French, Italian
Phys Ed, Health, Business and Technology, Culinary Arts, Vocational Education, Cosmetology
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Hoboken schools — Hoboken High School is located at 800 Clinton St, Hoboken NJ 07030. 800 Clinton St is in the 07030 ZIP code in Hoboken, NJ The school district for Hoboken High School is the Hoboken School District. Hoboken High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 8 - 12.
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