WESTFIELD, NJ — Nearly all Westfield High School seniors graduated this past June, and 94% are continuing their education at a college or university, the superintendent reported Tuesday.

“We’re very proud of the class of 2019,” Superintendent Margaret Dolan said during the school board meeting. “We certainly wish them the best, and we look forward to them coming back to visit us.”

A total of 442 seniors received diplomas during the graduation ceremony in June. An additional four received diplomas after completing summer school. The remaining three students did not receive diplomas and are continuing in a transition program.

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Of the Class of 2019, 94% of graduates are continuing their education at a traditional college or university in the United States. Meanwhile, 0.8% have entered the military, 0.2% are moving out of the country to continue education and the remaining 5% did not report their future plans to the district.

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Of those continuing their education domestically, 88% are attending 4-year colleges and universities, 5.6% are attending 2-year colleges and 0.4% are attending other schooling such as career education.

Class of 2019 graduates are spread across 148 colleges and universities across 33 states. Two of these colleges are international. Some of the most popular universities chosen by seniors include the following:

  • University of Delaware
  • University of Colorado
  • Kean University
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Bucknell University
  • Lehigh University
  • Tulane University
  • Villanova University
  • University of Wisconsin
  • The College of New Jersey
  • University of Maryland
  • New York University
  • Rutgers University
  • Miami University
  • University of South Carolina

The Westfield high school graduates are attending Ivy League institutions including:

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Yale University

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