Livingston High School

Summary:

Livingston High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Livingston, New Jersey, with a diverse student population of 2,066. The school is part of the Livingston Board of Education School District, which is ranked 33 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Livingston High School consistently ranks among the top high schools in New Jersey, placing 46th out of 422 schools for the 2022-2023 school year. This exceptional academic performance is reflected in the school's high graduation rates, ranging from 97.4% to 99.2% over the past five years, significantly higher than the state average. Additionally, Livingston High School has extremely low dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 0.2%, and low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 0.7% to 3.0%, both well below the state averages. Students at Livingston High School also consistently outperform the state and district averages on standardized tests, with a high percentage of students proficient or better in core subjects like English Language Arts, Math, and Science.

Livingston High School's strong academic performance extends across various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, African American students, Hispanic students, White students, English Language Learners, Special Education students, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds. This suggests the school is providing an equitable and high-quality education for all its students. When compared to nearby high schools, such as Madison High School, Essex County West Caldwell Technical, and Orange High School, Livingston High School outperforms them in academic metrics, graduation rates, and test scores.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 30 Robert Harp Drive
       Livingston, NJ  07039


(973) 535-8000

District: Livingston Board of Education School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
46th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,895 Help


Feeder schools for Livingston High School:

Elementary:    Burnet Hill Elementary School
    Collins Elementary School
    Harrison Elementary School
    Hillside Elementary School
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Middle:    Heritage Middle School
    Mount Pleasant Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.0 Help
Number of students:  2,066

Racial breakdown:

White:
55.9%
Asian:
32.3%
African American:
4.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Livingston High School ranks better than 89.1% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 79.57. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Livingston High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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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: White (55.9%), Asian (32.3%), African American (4.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Livingston High School is 11. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Livingston High School is $12,895.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Livingston High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Livingston High School 46th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Livingston High School in the ranking list.)

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Livingston Board of Education School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Livingston Board of Education School District 33rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Livingston High School

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Rank History for all students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.22 45th 343 86.9%
2004 84.49 25th 348 92.8%
2005 82.51 27th 351 92.3%
2006 81.78 28th 357 92.2%
2007 84.26 22nd 361 93.9%
2008 81.40 41st 359 88.6%
2009 82.75 33rd 370 91.1%
2010 82.68 24th 371 93.5%
2011 80.42 46th 378 87.8%
2012 78.53 52nd 388 86.6%
2013 78.70 51st 396 87.1%
2014 78.41 52nd 411 87.3%
2015 78.00 37th 406 90.9%
2016 64.69 79th 409 80.7%
2017 72.88 55th 411 86.6%
2018 77.72 46th 415 88.9%
2019 81.11 40th 416 90.4%
2021 81.62 32nd 405 92.1%
2022 81.32 43rd 415 89.6%
2023 79.57 46th 422 89.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 100.00 1st 137 99.3%
2023 92.30 8th 161 95.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.94 4th 355 98.9%
2019 97.31 5th 349 98.6%
2021 76.27 37th 333 88.9%
2022 85.19 18th 344 94.8%
2023 85.33 19th 339 94.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.68 28th 345 91.9%
2019 98.52 8th 347 97.7%
2023 78.05 29th 344 91.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.55 52nd 403 87.1%
2019 80.29 40th 408 90.2%
2021 78.89 43rd 402 89.3%
2022 76.85 41st 414 90.1%
2023 74.28 44th 416 89.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.03 34th 405 91.6%
2019 80.44 40th 407 90.2%
2021 82.77 35th 402 91.3%
2022 83.66 37th 410 91.0%
2023 80.70 42nd 414 89.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.67 25th 198 87.4%
2019 76.16 25th 191 86.9%
2021 51.19 70th 165 57.6%
2022 70.53 35th 175 80.0%
2023 76.15 26th 172 84.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.22 14th 266 94.7%
2019 95.16 11th 254 95.7%
2021 60.81 57th 247 76.9%
2022 79.68 21st 256 91.8%
2023 82.05 15th 250 94.0%
See the entire list of Best New Jersey High Schools for African American Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.80 46th 368 87.5%
2019 85.56 31st 364 91.5%
2021 79.48 40th 374 89.3%
2022 94.62 13th 382 96.6%
2023 65.44 76th 385 80.3%
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Rank History for White students at Livingston High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.78 45th 340 86.8%
2019 69.72 54th 339 84.1%
2021 53.18 92nd 336 72.6%
2022 69.84 47th 335 86.0%
2023 67.97 53rd 335 84.2%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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by a student
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Open Quote Excellent school. They have great, knowledgable, competent teachers and a very wide variety of elective programs as well as academic programs. The Music, Film, Art, and Technology Departments are especially outstanding. The new additions and renovations to the school make it a much nicer and more suitable learning environment, especially for the larger incoming classes. Livingston Senior High School is irrefutably a fantastic learning institution and is one of the best in the state. Having graduated from this school not long ago, I can testify to that. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Livingston High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1302 12 145 17 0 n/a n/a 0 1476
1989 1219 11 141 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1392
1990 1098 8 156 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1283
1991 1015 12 178 23 0 n/a n/a 0 1228
1992 988 14 205 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1235
1993 916 22 215 24 0 n/a n/a 0 1177
1994 924 19 234 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1197
1995 964 14 298 33 0 n/a n/a 0 1309
1996 964 14 298 33 0 n/a n/a 0 1309
1998 978 17 332 36 0 n/a n/a 0 1363
1999 990 22 331 33 0 n/a n/a 0 1376
2000 994 20 321 30 0 n/a n/a 0 1365
2001 1044 22 312 35 0 n/a n/a 0 1413
2002 1068 29 301 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1441
2003 1068 29 301 42 1 n/a n/a 0 1441
2004 1135 30 326 47 0 n/a n/a 0 1538
2005 1158 35 326 45 1 n/a n/a 0 1565
2006 1173 40 326 48 1 n/a n/a 0 1588
2007 1219 34 334 55 0 n/a n/a 0 1642
2008 1187 48 359 64 2 n/a n/a 0 1660
2009 1162 46 375 62 2 5 4 0 1656
2010 1172 49 380 64 1 4 8 0 1678
2011 1188 55 410 72 2 3 12 0 1742
2012 1194 52 414 75 1 4 15 0 1755
2013 1241 53 418 78 1 2 16 0 1809
2014 1236 60 430 72 1 1 17 0 1817
2015 1247 66 441 66 0 3 23 0 1846
2016 1211 58 464 73 0 2 24 0 1832
2017 1223 68 481 88 1 4 29 0 1894
2018 1236 70 496 84 1 3 41 0 1931
2019 1181 64 515 95 1 2 49 0 1907
2020 1203 72 527 84 3 4 52 0 1945
2021 1162 64 577 83 2 5 54 0 1947
2022 1126 66 630 90 2 5 52 0 1971
2023 1154 91 667 91 3 6 54 0 2066

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 Livingston High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1476 105.0 14.0 n/a
1989 1392 97.0 14.3 n/a
1990 1283 97.0 13.2 0.2
1991 1228 93.0 13.2 0.3
1992 1235 89.0 13.8 0.7
1993 1177 93.0 12.7 1.2
1994 1197 96.7 12.4 0.7
1995 1309 101.5 12.9 0.7
1996 1309 101.5 12.9 0.7
1998 1363 112.9 12.1 0.9
1999 1376 111.5 12.3 0.7
2000 1365 113.6 12.0 0.5
2001 1413 115.5 12.2 0.1
2002 1441 119.3 12.1 0.3
2003 1441 119.3 12.1 0.3
2004 1538 125.2 12.3 0.8
2005 1565 128.0 12.2 n/a
2006 1588 128.2 12.4 0.8
2007 1642 127.0 12.9 0.9
2008 1660 121.0 13.7 0.8
2009 1656 130.1 11.7 1
2010 1678 126.0 13.3 0.8
2011 1742 127.2 13.6 0.8
2012 1755 155.1 11.3 1
2013 1809 148.5 12.1 1
2014 1817 151.8 11.9 1.5
2015 1846 157.0 11.7 1.6
2016 1832 163.0 11.2 1.3
2017 1894 170.2 11.1 1.6
2018 1931 171.6 11.2 2.3
2019 1907 173.0 11.0 3
2020 1945 180.6 10.7 2.8
2021 1947 177.2 10.9 2.3
2022 1971 181.2 10.8 1.8
2023 2066 187.0 11.0 2

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 Livingston High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1476 105.0 14.0 n/a
1989 1392 97.0 14.3 n/a
1990 1283 97.0 13.2 0.2
1991 1228 93.0 13.2 0.3
1992 1235 89.0 13.8 0.7
1993 1177 93.0 12.7 1.2
1994 1197 96.7 12.4 0.7
1995 1309 101.5 12.9 0.7
1996 1309 101.5 12.9 0.7
1998 1363 112.9 12.1 0.9
1999 1376 111.5 12.3 0.7
2000 1365 113.6 12.0 0.5
2001 1413 115.5 12.2 0.1
2002 1441 119.3 12.1 0.3
2003 1441 119.3 12.1 0.3
2004 1538 125.2 12.3 0.8
2005 1565 128.0 12.2 n/a
2006 1588 128.2 12.4 0.8
2007 1642 127.0 12.9 0.9
2008 1660 121.0 13.7 0.8
2009 1656 130.1 11.7 1
2010 1678 126.0 13.3 0.8
2011 1742 127.2 13.6 0.8
2012 1755 155.1 11.3 1
2013 1809 148.5 12.1 1
2014 1817 151.8 11.9 1.5
2015 1846 157.0 11.7 1.6
2016 1832 163.0 11.2 1.3
2017 1894 170.2 11.1 1.6
2018 1931 171.6 11.2 2.3
2019 1907 173.0 11.0 3
2020 1945 180.6 10.7 2.8
2021 1947 177.2 10.9 2.3
2022 1971 181.2 10.8 1.8
2023 2066 187.0 11.0 2

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 Livingston High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $72 (0.6%) $12,823 (99.4%) $12,895

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Livingston High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 40th of 416 High schoolsRanks 46th of 422 High schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Livingston High School)88.181.9
 6.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Livingston Board of Education School District)88.181.9
 6.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Livingston High School)58.831.6
 27.2%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Livingston Board of Education School District)58.831.6
 27.2%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Livingston High School)9378.1
 14.9%
   9th Grade Geometry (Livingston Board of Education School District)9378.1
 14.9%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
9th Grade Algebra II (Livingston High School)100100
   9th Grade Algebra II (Livingston Board of Education School District)100100
   9th Grade Algebra II (New Jersey)77.665.8
 11.8%
End of Course Algebra I (Livingston High School)58.131.4
 26.7%
   End of Course Algebra I (Livingston Board of Education School District)79.968.7
 11.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Livingston High School)62.377.8
 15.5%
   End of Course Geometry (Livingston Board of Education School District)64.880.8
 16%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%
End of Course Algebra II (Livingston High School)73.296.6
 23.4%
   End of Course Algebra II (Livingston Board of Education School District)73.296.6
 23.4%
   End of Course Algebra II (New Jersey)56.361.7
 5.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students19072066
 8.3%
African American6491
 42.2%
American Indian13
 200%
Asian515667
 29.5%
Hispanic9591
 4.2%
Pacific Islander26
 200%
White11811154
 2.3%
Two or More Races4954
 10.2%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients3%2%
 1%


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Livingston High School ranks 46th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Livingston High School are 56% White, 32% Asian, 4% African American, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,066 students attended Livingston High School.


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