Abraham Clark High School

117 reviews
  1. Roselle Public Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
122 East 6th Ave
Roselle, NJ 07203
Telephone
(908) 298-2004
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
930
46 responses
Average ACT
Data not available

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
12%
Percent Proficient - Math
1%
AP Enrollment
5%
AP Exam Pass Rate
29%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Average
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    6%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    53%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    41%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
  • Assembly
    24%
  • Pep Rally's
    22%
  • College fair
    20%
  • Talent show
    20%
  • Dress down days
    10%
  • Bake Sales
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
714
Free or Reduced Lunch
67%
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,094
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.1%
45%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$21,626/ year
National
$11,890
41%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses

Reviews

117 reviews
  • Excellent
    4
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    58
  • Poor
    16
  • Terrible
    11
This school is terrible. Everyone makes it seem like they're there for you, but end up humiliating you and making you feel like you ultimately mean nothing. Literally everybody is crabby, with the exception of the JROTC staff and the AP teachers. Security doesn't care for anyone and let some kids leave the school whenever they please, all due to favoritism. It's sad, yet, these same foul individuals will suspend innocent kids who wear a sweater that is a color aside from the standard dress code- instead of simply telling them to remove the article of clothing. Really, the security aspect of this school needs to be improved dramatically- specifically the females; they tend to humiliate students and belittle them by making rude comments from time to time. I graduated top of my class somehow despite all the majority of the staff being nothing but rude. Parents, have your kids study hard to enter the vo-tech schools in scotch plains, I beg you
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
Honestly my school has barely prepared us for the real world, college experience, college preparation and the skills and essentials we will need. My school for years has focused on meeting state expectations, dress code, test scores and just recently now they are worried about PARCC Assessments. My school has tried to prepare students for state mandated tests, pre/post assessments and benchmarks. We haven't been given the opportunity to fully indulge in the course material. We have textbooks in every class and don't utilize them to the full capacity and here and thee teachers will actually try to cram in a quick lesson but otherwise we are not learning. We are just being programmed to memorize certain information to pass state mandated tests.
  • Niche User
  • May 17 2015
My school is smaller than most other high schools in our region: about 700-800 students in this 9th-12th grade high school. I like this aspect of it since we're all very familiar and comfortable with each other. Admittedly, we're not known for being judgmental towards each other in regards to sexuality, disability, etc. Meanwhile, I've conversed with students from other NJ high schools such as those in Montclair, Mountainside, and Linden. There was not one school who told me they didn't experience bullying, fights, discrimination, and ableism on a regular basis. My school won't complain for years if somebody is transgender, gay, or is missing a leg, we accept everybody for who they are and that's part of what makes me proud of this school even when most of society shines a negative light on it. The only problem I'd have to say about this school, however, is that it is in need of more AP classes geared towards students with specific majors (Physics, Chinese, Art History, etc), but even then, it's understandable since they've struggled hard enough to get AP Biology in this past year (which I gladly take now). We also should fund our fine/graphic arts programs more since we are constantly being overlooked and forgotten about when we attend regional art contests, which include pieces of art that we worked from weeks to even months on. If I had to choose to attend this school again, I must admit I might have chosen a different school right away, a bigger, diverse one to be more specific. I'd want to attend a high school with more classes geared towards my major and more diversity and motivation as a class since my class isn't even having a prom. My class now refuses to help in bake sales and has no care of us having no prom, no class trip, and no homecoming dance. In the end, I just try seeking the positives that do stand out from this school.
  • High School Senior
  • Nov 1 2015