Phillipsburg High School

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200 Hillcrest Blvd

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

(908) 454-6551

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,497

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Phillipsburg High School

Awful! My child is African-Amercian. This is a huge high school where 100% of the faculty staff and district employees are white. This doesn't reflect the student multi-racial body. All employees in this district are related to each other in some way by birth or marriage. If you are not from Phillipsburg, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/14/15

Pros - A ton of Sports/Clubs -A large amount of AP, Honors courses -Good-Great Teachers -School Spirit is among the best in the country - Most kids are behaved in the school. -A very good principal. Cons -Overcrowded, although in 2016 there will be a new and large high school for all students and there ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 11/27/14

I am a phillipsburg high school graduate and my brother and sister attend there now. the teachers are great and the principle is amazing and interacts with all students pushing them to aim for the stars in life. im the oldest of 5 and 4 of us already love this school. its like one big family once a stateliner ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 07/29/14

This school is amazing. It all depends on the student to make this a successful time of their lives. Yes there are many students, but nothing that i would say as overcrowded. The teachers are great, and truly care about their students. PHS has a unique life, one that only a student with a optimistic ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 01/12/14

i love Destin Drew Merwarth!! :p and i miss you too.... :( LOVE LIZZY

Posted by a other on 05/24/11

Proud Grauate of Phillipsburg High School. Wonderful teachers, leaders and friends. It is what you make it, and I made it the best expierience of my life.

Posted by a student on 09/19/09

I have 2 sons presently in the school now. Unfortunately for them they will never see a new school nor will their siblings that are in elementary school now. Anyone who thinks the state is going to give PHS money to build a school when more than half the population of the school are not Abbott are ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/24/08

My son is a freshman, and he's a very smart kid. So far, he's being challenged, maybe to his surprise! They do focus on sports, yes, but with the amount of homework these kids get, you can definitely say they focus on academics as well. They are always given time before sports practice to get some ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/20/07

Phillipsburg HS has a good sports program and a few good teachers. Extreme overbuilding in the sending school districts has forced a shift from a small local HS to a large regional HS. The writing was on the wall for a long time and they failed the transition process (and most of our students). A ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/19/07

I have been disappointed in this high school for a few years now. I have two sons who have gone through and was less than impressed. They care too much about money and sports, and not nearly enough on academics. The school is too crowded and loaded with beuracratic red tape. Not enough teachers or administrators ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/28/07

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Test scores for Phillipsburg High School

HSPA* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Phillipsburg High School
Phillipsburg School District
New Jersey
* 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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Phillipsburg schools — Phillipsburg High School is located at 200 Hillcrest Blvd, Phillipsburg NJ 08865. 200 Hillcrest Blvd is in the 08865 ZIP code in Phillipsburg, NJ The school district for Phillipsburg High School is the Phillipsburg School District. Phillipsburg High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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