Kearny High School

Public 9-12

 336 Devon St
       Kearny, NJ  07032-2612


(201) 955-5050

District: Kearny

SchoolDigger Rank:
299th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,102 Help


Feeder schools for Kearny High School:

Elementary:    'Franklin Elementary School
    Garfield Elementary School
    Roosevelt Elementary School
    Schuyler Elementary School
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Middle:    Lincoln Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  1,827

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.4%
White:
26.2%
Asian:
2.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.7% Help


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Compare Details Kearny High School ranks worse than 70.9% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 25.94. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Kearny High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.4%), White (26.2%), Asian (2.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 53.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kearny High School is 13.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kearny High School is $9,102.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kearny High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kearny High School 299th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Kearny High School in the ranking list.)

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Kearny:

SchoolDigger ranks Kearny 491st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kearny High School

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Rank History for all students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 50.89 213th 343 37.9%
2004 45.49 240th 348 31.0%
2005 50.46 219th 351 37.6%
2006 51.58 235th 357 34.2%
2007 44.41 246th 361 31.9%
2008 33.18 281st 359 21.7%
2009 41.27 263rd 370 28.9%
2010 50.55 245th 371 34.0%
2011 38.86 278th 378 26.5%
2012 55.23 230th 388 40.7%
2013 54.09 248th 396 37.4%
2014 53.53 258th 411 37.2%
2015 25.38 319th 406 21.4%
2016 26.78 312th 409 23.7%
2017 25.48 312th 411 24.1%
2018 29.76 291st 415 29.9%
2019 17.38 345th 416 17.1%
2021 25.90 292nd 405 27.9%
2022 25.40 299th 415 28.0%
2023 25.94 299th 422 29.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.18 42nd 146 71.2%
2019 41.80 63rd 138 54.3%
2021 46.46 37th 101 63.4%
2022 40.06 60th 137 56.2%
2023 51.78 45th 161 72.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.23 229th 355 35.5%
2019 20.29 308th 349 11.7%
2021 37.44 195th 333 41.4%
2022 24.64 288th 344 16.3%
2023 38.31 173rd 339 49.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.25 179th 345 48.1%
2019 26.57 265th 347 23.6%
2021 43.81 164th 326 49.7%
2022 47.99 121st 324 62.7%
2023 42.53 144th 344 58.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.04 285th 403 29.3%
2019 14.66 344th 408 15.7%
2021 25.17 306th 402 23.9%
2022 23.34 310th 414 25.1%
2023 22.30 310th 416 25.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.69 281st 405 30.6%
2019 16.16 336th 407 17.4%
2021 28.51 279th 402 30.6%
2022 23.29 292nd 410 28.8%
2023 25.54 275th 414 33.6%
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Rank History for Asian students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.73 166th 198 16.2%
2019 4.42 184th 191 3.7%
2023 7.64 152nd 172 11.6%
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Rank History for African American students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 37.73 148th 254 41.7%
2023 58.24 56th 250 77.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.01 228th 368 38.0%
2019 21.23 301st 364 17.3%
2021 36.84 222nd 374 40.6%
2022 33.33 234th 382 38.7%
2023 35.62 217th 385 43.6%
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Rank History for White students at Kearny High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.90 236th 340 30.6%
2019 10.98 309th 339 8.8%
2021 14.14 313th 336 6.8%
2022 19.18 276th 335 17.6%
2023 23.55 252nd 335 24.8%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Kearny High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1197 9 43 199 7 n/a n/a 0 1455
1989 1147 4 43 229 2 n/a n/a 0 1425
1990 1092 7 43 249 6 n/a n/a 0 1397
1991 1057 8 32 298 2 n/a n/a 0 1397
1992 1096 12 42 289 4 n/a n/a 0 1443
1993 1156 18 52 310 1 n/a n/a 0 1537
1994 1088 13 49 380 2 n/a n/a 0 1532
1995 1159 9 54 559 5 n/a n/a 0 1786
1996 1159 9 54 559 5 n/a n/a 0 1786
1998 1147 19 74 568 10 n/a n/a 0 1818
1999 987 17 75 570 21 n/a n/a 0 1670
2000 961 18 64 618 16 n/a n/a 1 1678
2001 1002 12 69 635 5 n/a n/a 0 1723
2002 913 17 66 666 1 n/a n/a 0 1663
2003 913 17 66 666 1 n/a n/a 0 1663
2004 842 24 62 730 2 n/a n/a 0 1660
2005 857 28 58 746 4 n/a n/a 0 1693
2006 845 32 47 809 4 n/a n/a 0 1737
2007 808 32 45 866 1 n/a n/a 0 1752
2008 764 39 49 972 0 n/a n/a 0 1824
2009 727 49 32 963 0 25 0 0 1796
2010 693 40 41 977 0 23 0 0 1774
2011 673 36 32 934 0 17 0 0 1692
2012 684 42 42 964 2 1 0 0 1735
2013 676 41 38 976 3 1 0 0 1735
2014 652 41 37 961 1 1 0 0 1693
2015 679 44 35 971 1 1 0 0 1731
2016 697 38 34 972 2 2 3 0 1748
2017 674 38 31 1009 1 2 4 0 1759
2018 632 32 33 1030 1 1 2 0 1731
2019 579 33 36 1056 1 1 4 0 1710
2020 549 31 40 1111 0 2 2 0 1735
2021 525 32 45 1143 0 1 4 0 1750
2022 505 37 42 1149 0 4 5 0 1742
2023 479 42 46 1250 0 5 5 0 1827

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kearny High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1455 138.0 10.5 n/a
1989 1425 131.0 10.8 n/a
1990 1397 125.0 11.1 1.6
1991 1397 127.0 11.0 2.9
1992 1443 128.0 11.2 4
1993 1537 125.4 12.3 5.3
1994 1532 127.2 12.0 6.1
1995 1786 119.8 14.9 6.6
1996 1786 119.8 14.9 6.6
1998 1818 122.2 14.9 8.1
1999 1670 122.6 13.6 14.7
2000 1678 115.3 14.5 20.3
2001 1723 123.7 13.9 20.3
2002 1663 120.3 13.8 18
2003 1663 120.3 13.8 18
2004 1660 127.9 13.0 20.5
2005 1693 134.8 12.6 n/a
2006 1737 135.8 12.8 22.2
2007 1752 134.6 13.0 20.3
2008 1824 121.0 15.1 21.4
2009 1796 135.2 11.1 22.1
2010 1774 138.0 12.8 28
2011 1692 139.8 12.1 28.1
2012 1735 148.2 11.7 32.6
2013 1735 134.5 12.8 38.6
2014 1693 132.6 12.7 50.8
2015 1731 132.0 13.1 50.1
2016 1748 135.0 12.9 49.2
2017 1759 126.3 13.9 48.2
2018 1731 125.7 13.7 48.5
2019 1710 131.1 13.0 51.3
2020 1735 131.1 13.2 53.3
2021 1750 132.5 13.2 54.6
2022 1742 134.7 12.9 47.8
2023 1827 135.2 13.5 53.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Kearny High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1455 138.0 10.5 n/a
1989 1425 131.0 10.8 n/a
1990 1397 125.0 11.1 1.6
1991 1397 127.0 11.0 2.9
1992 1443 128.0 11.2 4
1993 1537 125.4 12.3 5.3
1994 1532 127.2 12.0 6.1
1995 1786 119.8 14.9 6.6
1996 1786 119.8 14.9 6.6
1998 1818 122.2 14.9 8.1
1999 1670 122.6 13.6 14.7
2000 1678 115.3 14.5 20.3
2001 1723 123.7 13.9 20.3
2002 1663 120.3 13.8 18
2003 1663 120.3 13.8 18
2004 1660 127.9 13.0 20.5
2005 1693 134.8 12.6 n/a
2006 1737 135.8 12.8 22.2
2007 1752 134.6 13.0 20.3
2008 1824 121.0 15.1 21.4
2009 1796 135.2 11.1 22.1
2010 1774 138.0 12.8 28
2011 1692 139.8 12.1 28.1
2012 1735 148.2 11.7 32.6
2013 1735 134.5 12.8 38.6
2014 1693 132.6 12.7 50.8
2015 1731 132.0 13.1 50.1
2016 1748 135.0 12.9 49.2
2017 1759 126.3 13.9 48.2
2018 1731 125.7 13.7 48.5
2019 1710 131.1 13.0 51.3
2020 1735 131.1 13.2 53.3
2021 1750 132.5 13.2 54.6
2022 1742 134.7 12.9 47.8
2023 1827 135.2 13.5 53.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Kearny High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $42 (0.5%) $9,060 (99.5%) $9,102

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Kearny High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 345th of 416 High schoolsRanks 299th of 422 High schools
 12.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Kearny High School)23.340
 16.7%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Kearny)23.340
 16.7%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Kearny High School)8.913.4
 4.5%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Kearny)8.913.4
 4.5%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Kearny High School)21.512.9
 8.6%
   9th Grade Geometry (Kearny)21.512.9
 8.6%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Kearny High School)8.613.4
 4.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Kearny)21.824
 2.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Kearny High School)812.7
 4.7%
   End of Course Geometry (Kearny)812.7
 4.7%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17101827
 6.8%
African American3342
 27.3%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian3646
 27.8%
Hispanic10561250
 18.4%
Pacific Islander15
 400%
White579479
 17.3%
Two or More Races45
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.3%53.7%
 2.5%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 1,827 students attended Kearny High School.

Students at Kearny High School are 68% Hispanic, 26% White, 3% Asian, 2% African American.

Kearny High School ranks 299th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.


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