Parsippany Hills High School

Summary:

Parsippany Hills High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Morris Plains, New Jersey, part of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District. The school has a diverse student population and consistently maintains a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, ranking among the top high schools in the state.

Parsippany Hills High School stands out for its strong academic performance, regularly outpacing the state average in proficiency rates for NJSLA assessments in English Language Arts, Algebra I, Geometry, and Science. The school also boasts an exceptionally high four-year graduation rate, ranging from 95.1% to 99.3% over the past five years, and a low dropout rate. Notably, the school's performance is strong across various student subgroups, including female students, male students, Asian students, African American students, Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Compared to nearby schools, such as Parsippany High School, Whippany Park High School, and Boonton High School, Parsippany Hills High School performs comparably or better in academic metrics. However, it lags behind the highly-ranked Mountain Lakes High School in some areas, such as NJSLA/Algebra I and NJSLA/Geometry proficiency rates. Parsippany Hills High School's diverse student population and effective utilization of resources, as evidenced by its spending per student and student-teacher ratio, contribute to its strong overall performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 20 Rita Drive
       Morris Plains, NJ  07950


(973) 682-2815

District: Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
99th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,246 Help


Feeder schools for Parsippany Hills High School:

Elementary:    Eastlake Elementary School
    Intervale Elementary School
    Lake Parsippany Elementary School
    Littleton Elementary School
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Middle:    Brooklawn Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.8 Help
Number of students:  998

Racial breakdown:

White:
40.3%
Asian:
36.2%
Hispanic:
16.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.1% Help


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Compare Details Parsippany Hills High School ranks better than 76.5% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 65. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Parsippany Hills 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 Student population at Parsippany Hills High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (40.3%), Asian (36.2%), Hispanic (16.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Parsippany Hills High School is 9.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Parsippany Hills High School is $12,246.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Parsippany Hills High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Parsippany Hills High School 99th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Parsippany Hills High School in the ranking list.)

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Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District 109th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Parsippany Hills High School

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Rank History for all students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.11 113th 343 67.1%
2004 73.46 97th 348 72.1%
2005 65.60 146th 351 58.4%
2006 70.07 121st 357 66.1%
2007 66.60 147th 361 59.3%
2008 74.79 93rd 359 74.1%
2009 75.20 89th 370 75.9%
2010 68.21 130th 371 65.0%
2011 66.91 152nd 378 59.8%
2012 68.68 140th 388 63.9%
2013 69.58 137th 396 65.4%
2014 75.61 79th 411 80.8%
2015 67.63 59th 406 85.5%
2016 57.61 116th 409 71.6%
2017 57.92 117th 411 71.5%
2018 65.52 90th 415 78.3%
2019 70.29 76th 416 81.7%
2021 66.57 82nd 405 79.8%
2022 70.81 68th 415 83.6%
2023 65.00 99th 422 76.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.44 19th 146 87.0%
2021 93.83 5th 101 95.0%
2022 63.25 21st 137 84.7%
2023 60.13 32nd 161 80.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.44 133rd 355 62.5%
2019 74.63 55th 349 84.2%
2021 45.95 152nd 333 54.4%
2022 64.77 61st 344 82.3%
2023 43.76 149th 339 56.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.05 102nd 345 70.4%
2019 66.54 63rd 347 81.8%
2021 63.95 49th 326 85.0%
2022 57.07 81st 324 75.0%
2023 64.49 48th 344 86.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.92 111th 403 72.5%
2019 71.41 69th 408 83.1%
2021 68.51 82nd 402 79.6%
2022 69.05 66th 414 84.1%
2023 66.24 74th 416 82.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.89 90th 405 77.8%
2019 67.42 83rd 407 79.6%
2021 65.43 83rd 402 79.4%
2022 64.67 85th 410 79.3%
2023 58.06 111th 414 73.2%
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Rank History for Asian students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.53 98th 198 50.5%
2019 56.63 74th 191 61.3%
2021 50.81 73rd 165 55.8%
2022 46.48 82nd 175 53.1%
2023 37.84 100th 172 41.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.28 20th 266 92.5%
2023 55.38 63rd 250 74.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.73 136th 368 63.0%
2019 68.85 72nd 364 80.2%
2021 64.34 84th 374 77.5%
2022 59.41 93rd 382 75.7%
2023 55.97 115th 385 70.1%
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Rank History for White students at Parsippany Hills High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.17 166th 340 51.2%
2019 51.03 126th 339 62.8%
2021 44.41 145th 336 56.8%
2022 48.24 130th 335 61.2%
2023 39.11 169th 335 49.6%
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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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Enrollment information for Parsippany Hills High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 952 22 171 30 0 n/a n/a 0 1175
1989 922 29 130 43 0 n/a n/a 0 1124
1990 821 32 178 43 0 n/a n/a 0 1074
1991 781 39 188 41 0 n/a n/a 0 1049
1992 751 34 198 41 1 n/a n/a 0 1025
1993 728 34 208 57 1 n/a n/a 0 1028
1994 720 34 202 64 0 n/a n/a 0 1020
1995 687 30 215 76 0 n/a n/a 0 1008
1996 687 30 215 76 0 n/a n/a 0 1008
1998 662 31 272 73 0 n/a n/a 0 1038
1999 666 66 296 50 0 n/a n/a 0 1078
2000 663 39 299 79 0 n/a n/a -1 1079
2001 674 41 315 78 0 n/a n/a 0 1108
2002 663 31 355 82 5 n/a n/a 0 1136
2003 663 31 355 82 5 n/a n/a 0 1136
2004 687 25 364 87 3 n/a n/a 0 1166
2005 719 28 361 90 1 n/a n/a 0 1199
2006 726 36 374 107 1 n/a n/a 0 1244
2007 704 53 331 108 0 n/a n/a 0 1196
2008 670 50 357 102 0 n/a n/a 0 1179
2009 656 48 347 95 0 3 6 0 1155
2010 651 39 345 113 0 4 2 0 1154
2011 617 33 365 106 1 4 4 0 1130
2012 624 38 351 111 1 4 8 0 1137
2013 590 35 345 116 1 0 8 0 1095
2014 565 32 363 106 3 0 13 0 1082
2015 526 26 370 119 1 0 16 0 1058
2016 510 27 374 121 1 0 17 0 1050
2017 499 29 398 111 2 0 19 0 1058
2018 462 33 415 129 3 0 25 0 1067
2019 464 38 410 133 4 0 26 0 1075
2020 454 35 416 140 3 0 34 0 1082
2021 451 33 398 144 1 1 35 0 1063
2022 429 28 382 151 0 4 34 0 1028
2023 402 34 361 162 2 3 34 0 998

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 Parsippany Hills High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1175 90.0 13.0 n/a
1989 1124 87.0 12.9 n/a
1990 1074 85.0 12.6 0.3
1991 1049 84.0 12.4 0.7
1992 1025 79.0 12.9 0.3
1993 1028 83.7 12.3 2.7
1994 1020 84.2 12.1 3.7
1995 1008 82.4 12.2 3.1
1996 1008 82.4 12.2 3.1
1998 1038 80.4 12.9 4.2
1999 1078 84.3 12.8 3.5
2000 1079 86.3 12.5 4.7
2001 1108 86.6 12.8 4.3
2002 1136 88.9 12.8 7.7
2003 1136 88.9 12.8 7.7
2004 1166 85.3 13.7 7.6
2005 1199 93.8 12.8 n/a
2006 1244 99.6 12.5 5.7
2007 1196 100.0 12.0 4.7
2008 1179 88.0 13.4 4.9
2009 1155 97.7 10.1 4.7
2010 1154 87.0 13.2 6.7
2011 1130 80.4 14.0 8.2
2012 1137 103.8 10.9 9.4
2013 1095 96.8 11.3 11.7
2014 1082 96.0 11.2 12.8
2015 1058 95.0 11.1 14.7
2016 1050 96.0 10.9 13.8
2017 1058 97.0 10.9 13.8
2018 1067 100.8 10.5 14.1
2019 1075 101.0 10.6 12.3
2020 1082 104.0 10.3 12.7
2021 1063 104.5 10.1 12.3
2022 1028 106.0 9.6 9.7
2023 998 101.8 9.8 12.1

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 Parsippany Hills High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1175 90.0 13.0 n/a
1989 1124 87.0 12.9 n/a
1990 1074 85.0 12.6 0.3
1991 1049 84.0 12.4 0.7
1992 1025 79.0 12.9 0.3
1993 1028 83.7 12.3 2.7
1994 1020 84.2 12.1 3.7
1995 1008 82.4 12.2 3.1
1996 1008 82.4 12.2 3.1
1998 1038 80.4 12.9 4.2
1999 1078 84.3 12.8 3.5
2000 1079 86.3 12.5 4.7
2001 1108 86.6 12.8 4.3
2002 1136 88.9 12.8 7.7
2003 1136 88.9 12.8 7.7
2004 1166 85.3 13.7 7.6
2005 1199 93.8 12.8 n/a
2006 1244 99.6 12.5 5.7
2007 1196 100.0 12.0 4.7
2008 1179 88.0 13.4 4.9
2009 1155 97.7 10.1 4.7
2010 1154 87.0 13.2 6.7
2011 1130 80.4 14.0 8.2
2012 1137 103.8 10.9 9.4
2013 1095 96.8 11.3 11.7
2014 1082 96.0 11.2 12.8
2015 1058 95.0 11.1 14.7
2016 1050 96.0 10.9 13.8
2017 1058 97.0 10.9 13.8
2018 1067 100.8 10.5 14.1
2019 1075 101.0 10.6 12.3
2020 1082 104.0 10.3 12.7
2021 1063 104.5 10.1 12.3
2022 1028 106.0 9.6 9.7
2023 998 101.8 9.8 12.1

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 Parsippany Hills High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $35 (0.3%) $12,211 (99.7%) $12,246

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Parsippany Hills High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 76th of 416 High schoolsRanks 99th of 422 High schools
 5.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Parsippany Hills High School)71.260.2
 11%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)71.963.2
 8.7%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Parsippany Hills High School)49.241.2
 8%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)49.336.9
 12.4%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Parsippany Hills High School)94.790.3
 4.4%
   9th Grade Geometry (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)9490.6
 3.4%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Parsippany Hills High School)48.639.5
 9.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)66.755.5
 11.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Parsippany Hills High School)45.490.3
 44.9%
   End of Course Geometry (Parsippany-Troy Hills Township School District)44.494.7
 50.3%
   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 Students1075998
 7.2%
African American3834
 10.5%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian410361
 12%
Hispanic133162
 21.8%
Pacific Islander03
White464402
 13.4%
Two or More Races2634
 30.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients12.3%12.1%
 0.2%


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Parsippany Hills High School ranks 99th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Parsippany Hills High School are 40% White, 36% Asian, 16% Hispanic, 3% African American, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 998 students attended Parsippany Hills High School.


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