TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has released its 2014-15 School Performance Reports. The DOE produces comprehensive reports for the state's high schools that include demographic data, graduation/dropout rates, PARCC testing results, Advanced Placement figures, and SAT scores, among other information.
Average SAT scores in the county:
- Union County Magnet High School (UCVTS) 1999
- Academy for Allied Health Sciences (UCVTS) 1922
- Academy for Information Technology (UCVTS) 1833
- Summit 1751
- Westfield 1715
- Union County Tech (UCVTS) 1683
- New Providence 1675
- Governor Livingston (Berkeley Heights) 1663
- Cranford 1605
- Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1596
- Academy for Performing Arts (UCVTS)1567
- Elizabeth 1535
- Arthur L. Johnson High School 1502
- Roselle Park 1438
- David Brearley High School (Kenilworth) 1380
- Union 1350
- Rahway 1305
- Linden 1257
- Hillside 1237
- Plainfield 1162
The school reports focus attention on metrics that are indicative of college and career readiness, and seek to help improve educational by data that measures improvement, according to the DOE. Additionally, the reports benchmark a school's performance against other peer schools educating similar students and against statewide outcomes and targets to illuminate a school's strengths and identify areas for growth.
"The School Performance Reports provide an important, transparent tool for educators and parents to help improve our schools and to keep New Jersey's public school system as one of the best in the nation," Education Commissioner David C. Hespe said. "These reports also provide the public with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of how prepared students are for college and careers."