High Schools in Rahway Public School District


The Rahway Public School District in New Jersey is home to a single high school, Rahway High School, which serves students in grades 9-12. The school faces significant academic and socioeconomic challenges, with consistently low performance on state standardized tests and a high percentage of students from low-income families.

Rahway High School's academic performance is well below state averages across all subjects and grade levels, with particularly low proficiency rates in math and science. Only 5.5% of 9th graders are proficient in Algebra I, and just 7.8% are proficient in Geometry, compared to state averages of 19.2% and 50%, respectively. The school's science proficiency rate for 11th graders is also low at 10.2%, compared to the state average of 29.9%. This persistent underperformance suggests a need for comprehensive academic interventions and support.

Rahway High School also faces challenges related to student engagement and socioeconomic factors. The school has a high chronic absenteeism rate of 39.4%, significantly above the state average, which likely impacts student learning and achievement. Additionally, 46.93% of the school's students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a predominantly low-income student population. While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 12:1 and higher-than-average per-student spending, these resources may not be effectively utilized to drive academic improvement. Addressing the root causes of absenteeism and providing targeted support for the school's socioeconomically disadvantaged students could be crucial for improving outcomes at Rahway High School.

District Detail

 1157 Kline Place
Rahway, NJ 07065

 (732) 396-1000

SchoolDigger Rank:
545th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,935

Primary Schools: 4
Middle Schools: 1
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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