NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - The Department of Education released its third annual School Performance Reports Friday, which show the results for the 2013-14 school year. These are intended to provide comprehensive data on school performance.
According to the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), these annual reports of School Performance “are designed to inform parents, educators and students about how well a school is preparing its students for college and careers. The reports focus attention on metrics “indicative of college and career readiness;” benchmark a school’s performance against its peer schools educating similar students against statewide outcomes and state targets showing and building upon a school’s strengths and identifying improvement areas; and improving educational outcomes for students via longitudinal and growth data enabling progress to be measured to help the school’s continuous efforts to improve.
According to the report, West Essex High School’s (WEHS) academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state, although its academic performance is about average when compared to its peers.
In addition, its college and career readiness is very high when compared to schools across the state, although its college and career readiness is about average when compared to its peers.
WEHS’ graduation and post-secondary performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and its graduation and post-secondary readiness is high when compared to its peers.
NOTE: Peers are defined as schools that have similar grade levels and students with similar demographic characteristics, such as the percentage of students qualifying for free/reduced lunch, limited English proficiency programs or special education programs.
See links to the WEHS and Middle School’s full reports below: