Wood-Ridge School District Ranking Report
All information and analysis provided were made using raw public data provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey State Government to provide an unbiased analysis of where the Wood-Ridge School District stands. This is an initial summary report, and is not the complete report. The full report will be live-streamed in a webinar via Facebook on Tuesday October 27th, 2020, at 7:30 pm. This webinar will be administered by Steven Pomponio, who has a Master of Business Administration, with a dual concentration in Finance and Information Technology Management, from Seton Hall University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.
In this report, the Wood-Ridge School District has been ranked using its district factor group to better compare the school district to its peers. As opposed to ranking all schools against one another, this means of analysis provides a more apples to apples comparison. According to the New Jersey Department of Education, "the DFGs represent an approximate measure of a community’s relative socioeconomic status (SES). The classification system provides a useful tool for examining student achievement and comparing similarly-situated school districts in other analyses":
Wood-Ridge is in district factor group (FG), which is calculated using the following six values: 1) Percent of adults with no high school diploma 2) Percent of adults with some college education 3) Occupational status 4) Unemployment rate 5) Percent of individuals in poverty 6) Median family income. In this grouping the Wood-Ridge School District ranks 73 out of 84 for the overall rank, or the bottom 15th percentile of districts for district factor group ranking. Overall rank is calculated by taking the average ranks of the four different metrics of ELA and math assessment proficiency, and ELA and math growth rates.
We believe that segmenting Wood-Ridge further will drive more insights than if we were to look at it from a statewide perspective. Because of this belief, we will be looking into how Wood-Ridge stacks up against different districts that are comparable in different ways (ie. Spending Per Pupil, Average Municipality Taxes, School Size & Scope, etc.) To learn more on this, please tune into our Data Webinar via Facebook on Tuesday October 27th, 2020, at 7:30 pm
This report is not alone in showing a low ranking for Wood-Ridge schools. Niche put out their 2021 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey, which also showed Wood-Ridge JR/SR HS in the lower rankings statewide (Rank #325).
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