Pitman High School is located in Pitman, NJ and is one of 5 schools in Pitman School District. It is a public school that serves 412 students in grades 5-12.
Pitman High School made AYP in 2009. Under No Child Left Behind, a school makes Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) if it achieves the minimum levels of improvement determined by the state of New Jersey in terms of student performance and other accountability measures. See Pitman High School's test results to learn more about school performance.
I attended this school system from 1954-1966 and have had family members in the system since 1945. In more recent years my own children have attende the system from 1991-2002. So I feel I have a pretty good overview of the system. Until the 1990's I believe they had the view "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Administrators were from town and knew the culture and the people. Most importantly they knew the kids and the parents. I taught in a very large neighboring school district and saw how children got lost in that large system even though in theory they had many more programs they could be involved in. The personal touch was the salvation for my own children and it stood me and my brothers and sisters and parents in good stead, so to speak.
One of my son's had a rather pronounced learning disability and he was able to get the help he needed and is todayhe is working on his masters at a local university. This would not have been possible without the dedicated teaching staff at the middle school level. There are problems and no school is perfect but my sons have all done well and I would recommend Pitman schools to anyone looking for a place to raise their family.
by a Parent
on Nov 11, 2008
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In 2011, Pitman High School had 13% of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch programs. New Jersey had 32% of eligible students for free or reduced price lunch programs. Eligibility for the National School Lunch Program is based on family income levels.
Student Ethnicity (2011)
Two or More Races
Pitman District Spending
The Pitman spends $14,592 per pupil in current expenditures. The district spends 60% on instruction, 37% on support services, 4% on other elementary and secondary expenditures. More about Pitman District
In 2011, Pitman High School had 13 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The New Jersey average is 13 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
The High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) is used to determine student achievement as specified in the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students in grade 11 are assessed in language arts literacy and math.
How is it Scored?
Students are rated at one of three levels: partially proficient, proficient, or advanced proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Students must pass the HSPA in order to graduate from high school.
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