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High School Students Score Above State Average On Tests

District's dependence on local taxes as a revenue source has increased in the past few years.

The Wayne Public School District's dependence on local taxes as a revenue source has increased in recent years. 

The district received 86 percent of its revenue from local taxes for the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010. It was 89 percent for the 2010-2011 school year. An amount was not available for the current school year.

The figures were part of the schools’ report cards for the 2010-2011 school year. The Department of Education released the report cards Thursday.

More Wayne high school students take Advanced Placement (AP) tests and score higher on them than other students in New Jersey during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Nearly half of 11th and 12th graders at and more than half, 54 percent, at took the AP test. The state average was 40 percent.

Of the 619 Valley students enrolled in AP courses, 416 of them, 67 percent, scored a three or higher on their exam. Of the 555 Hills students enrolled in AP courses, 398 scored a three or higher, 71 percent of students. Students can receive a maximum score of five on an AP exam.

Students also scored higher than the state average in all three sections of the Scholastic Assessment Test.

Wayne Valley High School Average SAT Scores Section Math Verbal Essay School 536 510 509 State 518 494 496 Wayne Hills High School Average SAT Scores Section Math Verbal Essay School 569 526 539 State 518 494 496

Wayne high school students receive 20 fewer minutes of instructional time, five hours and 36 minutes, than the state average of five hours and 56 minutes.

Nearly 94 and more than 97 percent of members of the Class of 2011 graduated from Wayne Valley and Wayne Hills, respectively.

Valley had more computers made after 2007, 94, than Hills had, 49. There were 27 Hills students and 16 Valley students for every one of these computers.

Al Scala June 05, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Chicken Little.....I am probably as anti Board as you are pro Board. I'm not sure where that leaves us in the entire scheme of things. If they discovered a cure for cancer, I would be most grateful as I have had several family members die from that disease. Does that make you feel better? I am not any more privy to inside information than you are. I watch the Board meetings, mostly from home. I carefully read the agendas to get a drift of what is going on. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure certain things out. I have no beef whatsoever about the Board hiring Gonzalez. I like the guy. In many past posts I've stated that the man should be given at least a year or two to put his mark on this system. My beef is it took an awfully long time to hire a Super. After Sico, we had two interim Superintendents.Not good . Not having a PWS raises a red flag to me. Why not have them. It allows the public to see the Board work at a work session and can alert the public as to what is coming down here in town. Is that so bad? Not having any new or old business raises a flag! Where is the transparency? Your sarcasm in your comments clearly shows your frustration. I take my position on things here in town seriously. This is just not fodder. I respect your opinion. I just don't agree with it! Frankly, I don't ever think you and I are going to be concurrent in our feelings about this Board.
Wayne Resident June 05, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Kids were going to Meadowlands when Hawkins was still there. The sky is not falling. Enough with the dramatics. Any change is not a condemnation of years past. Is the sky falling for the chalk and eraser companies since they started putting in smart boards in the classrooms? The one change I cannot stand is how the 8th grade social studies classes as handled. Everything is web based with no textbook. Even other teachers laugh saying they want to retire to teach 8th grade SS. And before anyone starts questioning, I do not support the current BOE.
Chicken Little June 05, 2012 at 07:16 PM
@Al Scala, Well, you are probably right about our disagreement, particularly since it is apparent that in your eyes, the BOE can do no good. Wayne Parent does an excellent job expressing her frustration, likely shared by many others who do not bother to post, over the rampant negativity. As for your comment about my sarcasm, I am very very rarely sarcastic on these posts, and express myself directly and head on, with a minimum of extracurricular gruff. Not sure why you make your comment about my sacasm clearly demonstrating my frustration. Maybe you confuse me with Nose?
Rex miatke June 05, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Wayne resident before or after Robert Cerberio came on the board. Enough said. A tangled web we weave.
Justice June 05, 2012 at 11:14 PM
@ CL, no need to apologize to me, but thank you. I have heard worse. I was making a point that the moderation is not consistent. I realized that your usage was as a verb. I don't drink coffee, or anything that is caffeinated (could you imagine). I appreciate your concern.

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