December 11, 2013 at 2:03 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Dr. John B. Alfieri, Superintendent of Schools, reported at the final 2013 Board of Education meeting that overall, New Jersey’s high school graduation rate--already one of the highest in the nation--“crept up a little for the Class of 2013,” with Livingston near the top of the list at 96.04 percent of Livingston High School students graduating last June.
Alfieri said that according to the state’s Department of Education Dec. 4 breakdowns, Livingston is “well above the national average of 87.5 percent.”
Livingston’s Class of 2013 included 436 guaduates. Alfieri said that last year, a simple formula was used to get to this number—the number of students who entered as freshman was subtracted from the number from that class who graduated as seniors.
An LPS official provided TAP Livingston with the following summary of graduation rates by student subgroups as provided by the state:
- 95.28 percent of white students at LHS graduated.
- 92.31 percent of African-American at LHS students graduated.
- 90.91 percent of Hispanic students at LHS graduated.
- 100 percent of Asian students at LHS graduated.