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Miseducation » New Jersey » Weehawken Township School District

Weehawken High School

53 LIBERTY PLACE, WEEHAWKEN, NJ 07086 | (201) 422-6130 | High School

535 Students | 47 Teachers

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School Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in schools across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities.



White students are 1.4 times as likely to be enrolled in in the gifted and talented program as Hispanic students.

A comparison between Black students and White students enrolled in the gifted and talented program is not available.

Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students are 2.1 times as likely to be enrolled in in the gifted and talented program as White students.

A comparison between students of Two or More Races and White students enrolled in the gifted and talented program is not available.

A comparison between Native American or Alaska Native students and White students enrolled in the gifted and talented program is not available.

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AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

This School




76% Nonwhite Students

57% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

90% - 94% High School Graduation Rate

29% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

157 students

12% Students Taking an AP Course

64 students

14% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

74 students

13% Students Enrolled in Physics

71 students

6% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

31 students

15% Students Enrolled in Geometry

79 students

15% Students Enrolled in Biology

82 students

8% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

43 students

3% Students Enrolled in Calculus

17 students

Teachers & Resources

11.4 Students for Every Teacher

26% Inexperienced Teachers

4% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

12 Total AP Courses

5 Social Workers, Psychologists & School Counselors

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The students at this school have access to:

Credit Recovery Program

Dual Enrollment Program

Gifted & Talented Program

... but do not have access to:

International Baccalaureate


Schools differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this school punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.

Out-of-School Suspension Composition

This School




4 Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

< 1% of all students at this school

4 Total In-School Suspended Students

< 1% of all students at this school

0 Total Expelled Students

Outcomes & Resources

3 Total Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension

Not Available Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

2 Total Arrests

2 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

0 Total Transfers to Alternative Schools

1 Total Security Guards & Law Enforcement Officers

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Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

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