How Scotch Plains-Fanwood Ranked in the US News & World Report Rankings

Peter Capodice Credits:

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ — U.S. News & World Report's annual “Best High Schools” rankings reviewed 28,561 high schools in the U.S. Although Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School was not among the 109 New Jersey schools making the list, the school performed well in a number of areas that the magazine examined:

  • Graduation Rate: 97%
  • Advanced Placement (AP)® participation rate: 52%
  • Language Proficiency Distribution: 97%
  • Mathematics Proficiency: 90%

By the Numbers
Total Enrollment: 1,558
Total Minority Enrollment: 27%
Total Economically Disadvantaged: 7%
Graduation Rate: 97%

Language Proficiency Distribution (97%)
Advanced: 45%
Proficient: 52%
Partially Proficient: 3%

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Mathematics Proficiency Distribution (90%)
Advanced: 45%
Proficient: 45%
Partially Proficient:10%

College-Ready Student Performance
High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam. SPFHS College Readiness Index: 43.2

Advanced Placement® (AP®)
Participation Rate: 52%

Nearby Westfield HS, Cranford HS, Plainfield HS, and Clark (Johnson HS) were not among the top 100 New Jersey Schools.

Dr. Margaret Hayes, Superintendent of the Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District, was not available for comment on the US News rankings.

Union County Vocational-Technical School District (UCVTS)

Three of the Union County Vocational-Technical School District (UCVTS) schools, which attract top students from across the County, were ranked among the top 50 schools in New Jersey.

Union County Magnet High School (UCVTS)
Ranked No. 134 nationally and No. 6 in the state

Academy for Information Technology (UCVTS)
Ranked No. 450 nationally and No. 28 in the state

Academy for Allied Health Sciences (UCVTS)
Ranked #458 nationally and No. 30 in the state

"The board, administrators and staff are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students and welcome the national recognition," said Peter A. Capodice, Superintendent of Schools, Union County Vocational-Technical School District.

U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm, to produce the rankings. To view the full New Jersey state rankings, click here. To view the full national rankings, click here.

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