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.
“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."