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Piscataway, New Jersey
Middlesex County
Piscataway Township School District
Piscataway Township High School is a public school located in Piscataway, New Jersey with 2,269 students in grades 9-12.
Highlights
Curriculum includes highly regarded Readers & Writers Workshop, various math offerings & Next Generation Science Standards
Excellent Fine and Performing Arts, Athletic and Extra-curricular Programs
Awards

Over the past four years, the Piscataway School District has received numerous state and national awards and recognitions: Our You, I, We Inspire campaign was named Grand Prize winner by the National School Board Association; The NSBA presented its School Leader award to the Piscataway High School-Rutgers Biomedical Program; District Administrator Magazine named Piscataway a District of Distinction for our ESL program, the third time in two years this program received national honors; Piscataway High School received honorable mention for the Schools of Character award; and for the past two years, Piscataway Schools was ranked among the best school districts in New Jersey by Niche.com, named one of The Best Communities for Music Education in the country by NAMM Foundation, and Piscataway High School was named to the AP Honor Roll by the College Board.

Location
100 Behmer Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Contact
Principal: Mr. Jason Lester
732-981-0700
jlester@pway.org
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Grades
9-12
White 15%
Black 31%
Asian 31%
Hispanic 21%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 2%
School size
2,269
students
Female 48.8%
Male 51.2%
Economically disadvantaged students 34%
Students with disabilities 9%
English learners 3%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
567
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 23%
530
10th Grade 25%
575
11th Grade 25%
564
12th Grade 26%
600
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English & language arts proficiency
58%
of students

Math proficiency
38%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
3.6
Incidents per year
Violence 16
Weapons 1
Vandalism 2
Substances 59
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 5
Total incidents 82
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
73%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 6%
1 to 5 days 40%
6 to 10 days 27%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 12%
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English 70.7%
Spanish 9.7%
Other 9.0%
Gujarati 7.4%
Tagalog 1.9%
Vietnamese 1.3%
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Learn more about Piscataway Township High School.

Mission

The Vision of our You, I, We Inspire Theme is to reach every student and staff member, help them see their own self-worth and to value their culture and ability level. The overarching goal of the program is to seek and inspire teachers to think outside-the-box and instill a stronger work ethic in students. The Board of Education and Administration give principals and teachers freedom to explore partnerships with higher education institutions and business entities to go beyond traditional school experiences.

Academics

Various Course Offerings in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, History, World Language, 21st Century Career & Technology Education, 21 Advanced Placement Courses, Biomedical Program, Digital Literacy, Visual and Performing Arts, Referral to Intervention

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys & Girls), Golf (Boys & Girls), Gymnastics (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Boys & Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys & Girls)

Clubs

Over 40 clubs and activities offered; go to http://phs.piscatawayschools.org/ for further details.

Programs

Community Education offers Before Care, After Care, Enrichment and Summer programs for K-8 students for an additional cost.

Post high school

For the class of 2019, 88%of Piscataway High School students continue their education or participate in post-secondary career paths: 63% attend four year college, 23.5% attend two year college, 1.5% attend technical school, 2% Military, 6% Employment, 4% Undecided.

Supports

A full spectrum of programs are offered for students with disabilities.

Health

Piscataway Township Public Schools has maintained an excellent Health Services department that provides many supports to our families. Wellness programs and committees exist district wide so we remain mindful of all the needs of our school community. Additionally, the district has a staff wellness program that offers information and programs to all staff members, promoting the importance of their own personal wellness.

Parents

Parent and teacher organizations exist throughout the school district. Examples of these partnerships are the Education Foundation, Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO), and Special Education Parent Association (SEPA).

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