Friday, April 19, 2013
The College Board has found scores of 1550 and above indicate college readiness and a high rate of higher education success.
The New Jersey state report card issued by the Department of Education shows Holmdel High School students are achieving high scores on college readiness tests. 75 percent of Holmdel High students scored a 1550 or above, on a 2400 point scale. The composite score in HHS was 1788, about 1,000 points above the average. "The SAT benchmark score of 1550 (Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing Score combined) indicates a 65 percent likelihood of achieveing a B- average or higher during the first year of college, which in turn has been found by the College Board's research to be indicative of a high likelihood of college success and completion," the report said. College readiness also encompasses AP programs, of which Holmdel students took 17…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The rankings are based on NJ ASK scores for the 2011-2012 school year.
W.R. Satz Middle School in Holmdel ranks in the top 100 with its NJ ASK scores, according to SchoolDigger.com. Holmdel High School also ranks in the top 100 for its HSPA scores. The site ranked New Jersey schools based on language arts literacy and math standardized testing scores. Satz is in 74th place among middle schools of 674 schools ranked with a combined average score of 175.7. Satz dropped 16 spots on the list when compared to its 2010-2011 school year. Holmdel High School ranked 64th among high school HSPA scores, with a combined average score of 189.7. Holmdel dropped 28 spots compared to the 2010-2011 school year. Data ranking for Village School and Indian Hill were not available on School Digger.
Commercial properties share the burden with Holmdel taxpayers. We've got the top 10 taxpayers in the township.
As the township and the school district solidify the 2013 budget, taxpayers are digging their feet in to prepare for the tax bill. But fear not, Holmdel residents, you aren't alone. The top 10 highest tax bills in Holmdel belong to commercial properties, a fact that can provide, maybe, a little solace as you write the check. Numbers are based on the most recent tax information available for Holmdel, according to Data Universe. Taxpayers are the property owners of entire lots, not necessarily the individual stores or businesses. 10. Arnold Walter Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. $168,869.21 9. Holmdel Executive Center, Holmdel Road. $172,045.54 8. Holmdel Corporate Plaza, Route 35. $229,425.43 7. Lowe's, Route 35. $378,324.91 6. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Holmdel HS has also surpassed the academic achievement state average.
New Jersey's Department of Education has officially released the school report cards, and Holmdel High School has passed the state average in several categories. The NJ School Performance reports for 2011-12 include new data on college and career readiness, while providing comparison to “peer schools” in order to provide a more complete overview of performance for educators and the public, according to the DOE. In academic achievement, state data shows Holmdel outperforms 81 percent of New Jersey schools and 57 percent of the schools with a similar demographic. According to the NJDOE, academic achievement measures content knowledge in language arts and math as measured by HSPA scores. Holmdel High outperforms 85 percent of school …
Monday, April 8, 2013
On Friday March 22, 2013 the second graders of Village School in Holmdel participated in their annual Second Grade Breakfast.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Holmdel Board of Education budget vote will be held on March 21 at 8 p.m.
Updated: The 1.42 percent increase for taxpayers referred to the general fund. The net tax increase for Holmdel residents is 1.18 percent. The Holmdel Board of Education kept tax increases below the two percent cap, with a budget of $52,606,750. The 2013-14 budget is supported by a $48,450,529, representing a 1.18 percent tax increase for Holmdel residents. Taxpayers fund more than 90 percent of the schol district budget. The general fund increase represents 1.61 cents per $100 of an assessed home value. According to a district presentation, an average home assessed at $617,673 would see a $99.45 increase this year. Holmdel school district Business Administrator Michael Petrizzo said the district is enhancing technology in classrooms and …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New state standards have begun replacing No Child Left Behind.
Students in Holmdel are on track with standardized testing scores, according to targets set in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The ESEA is an alternative to No Child Left Behind standards, and are targets which allow the state to qualify for federal Race to the Top funding. In comparison to NCLB, new standards allow each district to set individual targets in schools, which can also vary by subject. The targets also identify subgroups, such as special needs or non-english speaking students. In elementary and middle school, baseline targets were set by previous scores from NJASK and NJPASS standardized test scores. In high school, scores for ninth and tenth grade have no baseline, because those students were not previously tested…
Eric Manning, a 7th grade student at the William R. Satz school in Holmdel, was named State Champion (level 8, 11-12) at the NJ Men's Gymnastics Championship.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The calendar schedules 24 vacation days for students, and five four-hour sessions.
The Holmdel Board of Education has approved the calendar for next year, with 183 school days set. The calendar (attached to this article) schedules 24 vacation days for students, and five four-hour sessions. The district has three emergency or inclement weather closings built in, but should closings exceed three days the calendar will take away May 23, then bring a four-hour session for April 14, while finally taking away April 16 as vacation days. If by March 21 emergency closings are less than three days, vacation will be added to April 21, May 22 and May 27.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Holmdel Theatre Guild of Holmdel High School proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” on March 7, 8 & 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm in the high school auditorium.
The Holmdel Theatre Guilde of Holmdel High School is currently rehearshing the classic "Wizard of Oz" this year, with a talented cast with students of all ages. In an event listing uploaded to Holmdel-Hazlet Patch by Director Joseph Clores, Clores said: The L. Frank Baum classic is true to the 1939 movie with some interesting twists more loyal to the original book. All the familiar songs are there including “Over the Rainbow”, “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had a Brain, Heart, Courage” with a few songs not included in the film. The production will feature a full live orchestra with colorful sets and costumes. Munchkins will be played by Holmdel High School students students from Indian Hill Elementary School. The production …