Wayne Class of 2014 Boasts Academic Achievements, Ivy Acceptances

See stats about the recent Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley graduates.

The following was released by the Wayne Township Public Schools.

The stats are in regarding the recently concluded 2013-2014 school year. And the numbers related to Wayne Township Public Schools' graduating seniors indicate an impressive level of academic accomplishment.  

Specifically, these apply to the graduating classes at the district's two high schools, Wayne Hills and Wayne Valley -- a combined total of nearly 700 outgoing seniors. Some key figures are as follows:  
  • 9 of 10 graduating seniors plan to continue their education beyond high school, with about 80% scheduled to attend a four-year college 
  • Approximately $8,808,509 in scholarship money was offered by universities and outside agencies to the district's graduating seniors 
  • 145 graduating seniors were awarded a combined total of $114,050 in community scholarships 
  • 6 National Merit Scholarship Finalists 
  • 25 National Merit Scholarship Commended Students 
  • 18 AP Scholars with Distinction (students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, plus scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams), based on 2013 exams 
  • 12 AP Scholars with Honors (students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, plus scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams), based on 2013 exams 
  • 100 percent passage of High School Proficiency Assessment exam in order to graduate.  
Eight graduating seniors were accepted into Ivy League schools (Cornell University and University of Pennsylvania). Many graduating seniors were also accepted to other prestigious colleges and universities around the country, including Bucknell University, Carnegie Mellon, The College of New Jersey, Fordham University, Georgetown, John Hopkins University, New York University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rutgers University, Tufts University, University of Michigan, University of Notre Dame, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  

“The students graduating from our two high schools make are a source of great pride for this community," says Dr. Raymond Gonzalez, superintendent of Wayne Township Public Schools.

“While these impressive academic statistics provide only a glimpse of the hard work these young people put into their education while they've been in our schools, this level of dedication is certainly a precursor to future success." 
Al Scala June 27, 2014 at 08:40 AM
Some children are driven more than others. I see it in my own three children. My wife and I know some of these children as well as their parents. The parents that we know whose children are going to some of these schools have always taken a pro active interest in their child's education. They've been involved from day one. A good education starts at home. Secondly, let's give the teachers some credit here. They are the ones in the trenches, delivering the education to the children. Like parents and children, some teachers are better than others. However,by and large, the teaching corp here in Wayne is very good. It doesn't take a village. It takes good parenting, good teachers and a driven student, who desires a top notch education that can be a catalyst to a successful career.
bfree June 27, 2014 at 10:31 AM
Al, well stated. And, the same characteristics and attributes apply to life in general for every young person.
KrisTee June 28, 2014 at 06:54 PM
The only reason I made it through NYU and then Rutgers was because of my parents. They toke an active voice and interest in my education as where my teachers interested in success of their students. Teachers are never the issue, the administration is the issue.


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