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2017 High School Report Card
August 2017

by Kaytlyn Mroz

It’s that time of year when students begin to trade their beach towels for textbooks and with them, a school year full of new teachers, classes and possibilities ahead. But have you ever wondered just how your public high school is shaping up for the 2017-18 school year?

Here at Suburban Family, we care about the schools your children are attending just as if they were our own. That’s why we have compiled our annual Public High School Guide with all of the facts and figures to see how your school compares. Following are the SAT scores, class sizes, student-to-teacher ratios and more in public high schools across three counties, with a special new addition to the mix: the college readiness index. This measures the degree in which students have been exposed to and have passed some collegiate-level material.

Our guide even features a short Q&A with a few of your local administrators to see what your schools are doing to help you succeed this year. But wherever your school may fall, we can tell it’s going to be another stellar year.

 

Q&A

What tips do you give students for starting off the school year strong?
“We have our ‘Power of Ten: Skills for Academic Success’ that our counseling department reviews with our freshmen on an individual basis very early in the school year. These suggestions include tips such as how to manage time productively, recovering and learning from setbacks and using technology appropriately.” —Chris Callinan, assistant principal, director of counseling, Cherokee High School

What advice do you give students for juggling their education and social lives?
“Students need to prioritize and schedule their social lives based on their interest and goals. These are not the same for any two students. What I will say is that students need to understand the importance of appropriate social interactions and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is essential for achieving one’s academic goals.” —Jeff Spector, principal, Seneca High School

How should students best prepare for the SATs?
“We encourage our students to take full advantage of all the academic resources made available to them at Lenape. … We also offer an SAT Preparation course during instructional day, as well as our SAT enrichment programs throughout the school year and during the summer.” —Tony Cattani, principal, Lenape High School

What is the best time and way to start looking into colleges?
“[It’s] never too soon. [Students] need to find the right fit for [their] career goals. Talk to others who have already started the process, maybe tag along on a college visit.” —Matthew Campbell, principal, Shawnee High School

 

Local High Schools: By the Numbers

CHEROKEE
120 Tomlinson Mill Road, Marlton
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ................................519
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ...........................1130
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE: .................96.1 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:...............21.6

CHERRY HILL EAST
1750 Kresson Road, Cherry Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................546
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1198
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................15:1
GRADUATION RATE: ....................98 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX: ..............39.2

CHERRY HILL WEST
2101 Chapel Ave., Cherry Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ................................343
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ...........................1177
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................12:1
GRADUATION RATE: .................88.4 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:..................34

CLEARVIEW REGIONAL
625 Breakneck Road, Mullica Hill
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................416
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1129
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................13:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................96.4 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX: ..............27.6

EASTERN REGIONAL
1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................503
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:............................1173
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................13:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................94.4 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX: ..............32.9

HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL
401 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................190
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ...........................1233
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................10:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................96.9 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:..................61

KINGSWAY REGIONAL
201 Kings Hwy., Woolwich Township
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ................................365
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:..........................1096
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................13:1
GRADUATION RATE: .................93.9 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:...............18.7

LENAPE
235 Harford Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................470
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1148
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................94.6 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX: ..............19.6

MOORESTOWN
350 Bridgeboro Road, Moorestown
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ...............................308
AVERAGE SAT SCORE:...........................1199
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE:.................98.4 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:..............40.2

SENECA
110 Carranza Road, Tabernacle
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................274
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ...........................1107
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO: ..................10:1
GRADUATION RATE:..................97.3 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:...............30.3

SHAWNEE
600 Tabernacle Road, Medford
SENIOR CLASS SIZE:................................382
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ...........................1162
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE: .................97.7 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX: ..............22.2

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP
519 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell
SENIOR CLASS SIZE: ................................556
AVERAGE SAT SCORE: ..........................1092
STUDENT/TEACHER RATIO:...................11:1
GRADUATION RATE: ....................93 percent
COLLEGE READINESS INDEX:..................25

Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (August, 2017). 
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