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.