Education

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Gets High Grades in State Assessment

January 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ - New Jersey education officials have released School Performance Reports on every public school in the state.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School achieved grades that ranged from "high" to "very high," depending on the category. According to the evaluation, the high school's college and career readiness is "very high" when compared to schools throughout New Jersey. Its graduation and post-secondary performance is also "very high," as is its graduation and post-secondary readiness.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School ranked in the 87th percentile in 2012-2013 in the Graduation/Post-Secondary category compared to its peer schools. 

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The reports provide a more complete picture of school performance beyond simple test scores by identifying a range of college and career ready metrics, beginning at the earliest grades. The reports are designed to further the department's goal of helping educators and stakeholders turn information into action to improve student outcomes across a range of performance indicators.

To see the complete data for Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School, as well as the other public schools in the district, results, go to http://www.state.nj.us/education/pr/1213/39/394670050.pdf.

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Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

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