How does Hopewell Valley compare to similar districts on SAT scores?
Historically, average scores in Hopewell Valley are higher than those of comparable, high-achieving suburban districts in New Jersey. In 2009-10, our students averaged a combined score of 1705, 200 points higher than state and national averages.
What’s more, we are proud of the fact that we have always encouraged all students to take the SAT. Unlike some school systems, which tacitly discourage academic underachievers from taking the SAT in order to maximize their district's average statistics, Hopewell Valley believes the test has value to all students, including those who perform at lower-than-average levels, and encourages their participation. This policy of inclusion is proudly upheld throughout the district, which strives to help every student learn optimally, regardless of ability or special need.
You may view all of Hopewell Valley’s mandated testing data and SAT results by visiting the New Jersey Department of Education’s website at http://education.state.nj.us/rc/index.html
. References to DFG refer to the District Factor Group, which is a state system of organizing data from school districts according to relative wealth and socioeconomic profile. The groups range from A to J, with A being economically disadvantaged districts and J being the wealthiest. Hopewell Valley is categorized as an I district, as are the nearby districts of Princeton, Hunterdon Central and South Brunswick. It is believed that data grouped in that fashion allows for fairer comparisons.
How do I get information on an upcoming event posted to the website?
Complete information, including identity of the sponsor, should be sent to the superintendent's office for review. If it meets the standards of Board policies regarding commercial advertising and acceptable literature for distribution to students, the information will be posted to the website.
Why did the Board postpone a facilities referendum?
In light of the poor economic climate, the Board decided against proceeding with a facilities referendum in the near future. The Board, however, recognizes there are significant capital needs throughout the district and, through its Finance and Facilities Committee, will be reviewing the projects identified by the ad hoc referendum committee. To see the full report of the ad hoc committee, visit the business office's referenda page at http://www2.hvrsd.org/Offices/business/Pages/Referenda.aspx
If I have a question, where do I take it?
Questions or concerns are best directed to the appropriate teacher, or, in the case of issues involving a school’s administration, to the principal. Questions about curriculum matters may also be directed to the subject area supervisor.