EASTERN HIGH (07-1255-050)

Report Card Narratives
New Jersey Department of Education
Eastern Senior High School
Report Card 2011-2012

We are pleased to share our annual Senior High School Report Card with you, the parents, and members of the community. The enclosed data, submitted annually to
The New Jersey Department of Education reflects summary information regarding
staff characteristics, student performance, and district resources. The data herein helps to substantiate the district’s position as one of the top high schools in the state.

Our district is a limited purpose, public, regional system consisting of two schools:
Eastern Intermediate High School (grades 9 and 10), and Eastern Senior High School (grades 11 and 12), located on the same site. Our student population is multicultural and reflects the diversity of the three communities it serves: Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro and Voorhees Township.

A nine member Board of Education, each of whom is elected for a three-year term, governs our school district. The population of each of the three sending districts determines representation on the Board of Education. These community representatives are entrusted with the responsibility of setting policies and priorities to meet the needs of students and to best serve the interests of their respective communities. Each month, two seniors are selected as non-voting student representatives to the Board of Education.

Our current district professional staff includes more than 150 fully certified classroom teachers, eight guidance counselors, seven full-time Child Study Team members, two nurses, one media center specialist, one athletic trainer, one part-time athletic trainer, and one part-time student assistance coordinator. Included in the administrative personnel are the superintendent and business administrator, directors of curriculum and technology, building level principals, vice principals, supervisors, a director of buildings and grounds, a director of food services, and a vice principal of athletics.

Our academic program offers a myriad of educational programs and services to meet the needs of individual students and provide them with opportunities to pursue their own special areas of interest. In addition to traditional course offerings in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, World Languages, Health and
Physical Education, the school district provides programs in Preschool Child Development, Art, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Business Education, Gifted and Talented, Special Education, Family and Consumer Science, Building Trades, and Technology. A School-to-Career initiative involves mentoring opportunities in the workplace.

Eastern is a comprehensive high school that strives to meet the needs of all its students. We offer more than 200 courses, including twenty Advanced Placement courses, a professional staff recognized for excellence on state and local levels, class size average of twenty-four students, and a safe and supportive learning environment.

Although the REPORT CARD includes our Grade 11 High School Proficiency (HSPA) results, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results, and graduation rate, it does not address other areas of academic achievement for members of the Class of 2012.

The SAT mean scores for the Class of 2012 compared favorably to the state and national mean scores. The total mean score for the Class of 2012 was 1619 (Critical Reading = 529, Math = 555, Writing = 535 compared to a state mean score of 1511 (Critical Reading = 495, Math = 517and Writing = 499) a national mean score of 1498 (Critical Reading = 496, Math = 514, Writing = 488). Also, Class of 2012 SAT mean scores for the 75th percentile of the class exceeded those earned by a similar group of students at the state and national levels. Eastern students in this group earned a total mean score of 1860 (Critical Reading = 600, Math = 650, Writing = 610) compared to a state mean score of 1750 (Critical Reading = 570, Math = 600, Writing = 580) and a national mean score of 1730 (Critical Reading = 570, Math = 600, Writing = 560).

The Class of 2012 was awarded more than 1.75 million dollars in grants and academic and athletic scholarships. One student was identified as a National Merit Finalist, two students were identified as Semi-Finalists, and nineteen students were identified as Commended Students.

We are extremely proud of our students and recognize their achievements regularly through special programs and publications, such as Honor Societies, Academic Awards Programs, Press Releases, Sports Awards, Band Awards, and Student of the Month programs. Our students are regularly recognized for achievements in academics, athletics, and fine and performing arts. Extra-curricular, co-curricular, and athletic activities are offered to enhance the students’ total school experience.

Parents and other members of the community are encouraged to become active partners in the governance of the school. The following parent organizations share in the school’s many successes: District Advisory Council, Eastern Education Foundation, Band Parents Association, Project Graduation, the Parents Athletic Association, and the BGV Municipal Alliance.

Robert M. Tull, Jr.

Mr Robert Tull
(856) 784-4441