Hills and Valley Ranked In The Top 100 High Schools
Hills rises 16 spots from 51st to 35th; Valley drops one spot, from 63rd to 64th.
Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley were ranked in the top 100 high schools in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly magazine.
Here is how the schools compared:
|School||Grade 12 Enrollment||Avg. Class Size||
|% of Faculity With Master's or Doctorate Degrees||Average Combined SAT Scores||% of Students Proficient: HSPA-Language||% of Students Proficient: HSPA-Math||Number of AP Tests Offered|
The rankings of all 328 public high schools are released every other year.
The rankings will be featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands Aug. 28.
"Having both these schools included within the top 20 percent is commendable, and testifies to the excellence of our district's students, faculty, and staff, while highlighting Wayne Township Public Schools' commitment to excellence," said Superintendent of Schools Ray Gonzalez in a statement. "These rankings also are further motivation to continue improving and upgrading our district."
New Jersey Monthly made changes to its methodology this year, including a new graduation-rate calculation, eliminating student/computer ratio as a factor and increasing the weighting for data on test results, according to an article announcing the top public high schools.
Vocational schools were ranked separately.
Passaic County Technical School was ranked 23rd out of 36 vocational schools in the state.