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High Schools, Including Plainfield, Get Their Report Cards from Dept. of Education

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Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School boasts a 98 percent graduation rate, well above the state average. Credits: Michael Bruchert
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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:

  1. Union County Magnet High School (UCVTS) 1999
  2. Academy for Allied Health Sciences (UCVTS) 1922
  3. Academy for Information Technology (UCVTS) 1833
  4. Summit 1751
  5. Westfield 1715
  6. Union County Tech (UCVTS) 1683
  7. New Providence 1675
  8. Governor Livingston (Berkeley Heights) 1663
  9. Cranford 1605
  10. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1596
  11. Academy for Performing Arts (UCVTS)1567
  12. Elizabeth 1535
  13. Arthur L. Johnson High School 1502
  14. Roselle Park 1438
  15. David Brearley High School (Kenilworth) 1380
  16. Union 1350
  17. Rahway 1305
  18. Linden 1257
  19. Hillside 1237
  20. 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."

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