State Releases Data on Cranford Educator's Evaluations


CRANFORD, NJ — New Jersey’s Department of Education released some information this week on school staff evaluations throughout the state for 2013-2014, though much of the data is left out, or “suppressed.”

The NJDOE results show in schools district-wide, Cranford had a total of 127 teachers rated highly effective and 202 teachers rated effective (out of 334 total). Of principals, assistant principals and vice principals, 10 were rated highly effective (out of 11).

The breakdown of schools in Cranford:

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Cranford High School had 51 teachers rated highly effective and 54 teachers rated effective (out of 106 total).

Bloomingdale Avenue School had 15 teachers rated effective (out of 20).

Brookside Place School had 21 teachers rated highly effective (out of 28)

Hillside Avenue School had 23 teachers rated highly effective and 54 rated effective (out of 79).

Livingston Avenue School had 11 teachers rated highly effective and 15 were rated effective (out of 26).

Orange Avenue School had 20 teachers rated highly effective and 48 rated effective (out of 70).

Walnut Avenue School had 16 teachers rated effective (out of 25).

Information on how many teachers, principals, assistant principals and vice principals were rated as ineffective or partially effective (the other two possible assessments) at the Cranford schools was suppressed, as well as some of the data on the number of staff members rated highly effective.

“Evaluation data of a particular employee is confidential in accordance with the TEACHNJ Act and N.J.S.A.18A:6-120, is not to be made accessible to the public pursuant to the Open Public Records Act, and will not be released,” reads a statement on the NJDOE’s website.

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