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Westfield Schools Ranked in Department of Education’s Latest Performance Reports

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Tamaques Elementary School's academic performance is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Credits: Jackie Lieberman
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WESTFIELD, 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 report, Westfield High School’s academic performance is *high when compared to schools across the state, but about average when compared to its peers. (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.)

The report states that WHS’s college and career readiness is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. The school's graduation and post-secondary performance is high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers.

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In September, Newsweek ranked Westfield High School no. 29 in America.

To read the full reports, click here.

Read a brief summary of Westfield's Elementary and Intermediate schools’ reports below:

Franklin Elementary:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state, but lags in comparison to its peers. Franklin’s college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state but lags in comparison to its peers.

Jefferson Elementary:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state but lags in comparison to its peers. Jefferson’s college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers.

McKinley Elementary:

This school's academic performance is high when compared to schools across the state but lags in comparison to its peers. McKinely’s college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers.

Tamaques Elementary:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Its college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and is very high when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers.

Washington Elementary:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Washington’s college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and very high when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers.

Wilson Elementary:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers. Wilson’s college and career readiness is listed as very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is about average when compared to schools across the state but lags in comparison to its peers

Edison Intermediate:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Edison’s  college and career readiness is listed as high when compared to schools across the state and average when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state but lags in comparison to its peers.

Roosevelt Intermediate:

This school's academic performance is very high when compared to schools across the state and high when compared to its peers. Roosevelt’s college and career readiness is listed as high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers. This school's student growth performance is high when compared to schools across the state and about average when compared to its peers.

Union County Vocational Schools were also evaluated, and ranked well in the reports. To read about these, click here.

*Very high performance is defined as being equal to or above the 80th percentile. High performance is defined as being between the 60th and 79.9th percentiles. Average performance is defined as being between the 40th and 59.9th percentiles. Lagging performance is defined as being between the 20th and 39.9th percentiles. And significantly lagging performance is defined as being equal to or below the 19.9th percentile.

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