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NJ Spotlight's Interactive Map: High School Proficiency

Almost 90 percent of NJ high school juniors graded proficient in reading and writing.

About nine in 10 New Jersey public high school juniors were proficient in reading and writing, and three-quarters mastered math last year, according to results from the High School Proficiency Assessment.

How did your school do?

You can find out on NJ Spotlight's new interact map. Click on the map to see a district’s average scores, as well as the number of students tested and the percentage that passed (rated proficient and advanced proficient) and those that failed (partially proficient). (Use the map here).

Each school’s profile also shows its district factor group (DFG) ranking. DFGs range from A, which have the lowest socioeconomic characteristics, through J, the wealthiest communities. R indicates charter; V, vocational.

Schools in the higher DFG categories tend to fare better: In A schools, most of which are in special needs districts, 69.9 percent passed language arts; 46.9 percent, math. J schools had passing rates of 97.7 percent in language arts; 93.5 percent, math.

Statewide, 75.2 percent passed the math section last spring and 89.6 percent passed language arts, according to the state Department of Education.

Before graduating from a public high school in New Jersey, nearly all students must pass the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). Students are tested in the spring of their junior year; if they do not pass the first time, they can take the exam again as seniors.

Here are the findings at some Essex County school districts.

District: CEDAR GROVE
School: CEDAR GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
District Factor Group: I
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 126
Percent Part Proficient: 4.8
Percent Proficient: 58.7
Percent Advanced Proficient: 36.5
Average Score: 237.9
Math Test
Total Tested: 128
Percent Part Proficient: 21.1
Percent Proficient: 54.7
Percent Advanced Proficient: 24.2
Mean Score: 222.5

District: LIVINGSTON TOWNSHIP
School: LIVINGSTON H.S.
District Factor Group: I
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 404
Percent Part Proficient: 2.2
Percent Proficient: 54.7
Percent Advanced Proficient: 43.1
Average Score: 243.9
Math Test
Total Tested: 406
Percent Part Proficient: 7.6
Percent Proficient: 41.9
Percent Advanced Proficient: 50.5
Mean Score: 242.5

District: MILLBURN TOWNSHIP
School: MILLBURN SR. H.S.
District Factor Group: J
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 335
Percent Part Proficient: 1.5
Percent Proficient: 46.9
Percent Advanced Proficient: 51.6
Average Score: 248.0
Math Test
Total Tested: 335
Percent Part Proficient: 6.6
Percent Proficient: 24.5
Percent Advanced Proficient: 69.0
Mean Score: 251.1

District: MONTCLAIR
School: MONTCLAIR H.S.
District Factor Group: I
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 469
Percent Part Proficient: 8.5
Percent Proficient: 60.3
Percent Advanced Proficient: 31.1
Average Score: 234.8
Math Test
Total Tested: 465
Percent Part Proficient: 21.9
Percent Proficient: 43.7
Percent Advanced Proficient: 34.4
Mean Score: 228.8

District: SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD
School: COLUMBIA SENIOR H.S.
District Factor Group: I
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 392
Percent Part Proficient: 5.4
Percent Proficient: 61.7
Percent Advanced Proficient: 32.9
Average Score: 237.1
Math Test
Total Tested: 395
Percent Part Proficient: 17.5
Percent Proficient: 46.3
Percent Advanced Proficient: 36.2
Mean Score: 232.1

School: VERONA H.S.
District Factor Group: I
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 153
Percent Part Proficient: 4.6
Percent Proficient: 71.9
Percent Advanced Proficient: 23.5
Average Score: 236.8
Math Test
Total Tested: 153
Percent Part Proficient: 16.3
Percent Proficient: 56.2
Percent Advanced Proficient: 27.5
Mean Score: 227.6

District: WEST ORANGE
School: WEST ORANGE H.S.
District Factor Group: GH
Special Needs: N
Language Arts Test
Total Tested: 532
Percent Part Proficient: 13.2
Percent Proficient: 70.5
Percent Advanced Proficient: 16.4
Average Score: 227.4
Math Test
Total Tested: 533
Percent Part Proficient: 28.7
Percent Proficient: 54.4
Percent Advanced Proficient: 16.9
Mean Score: 217.1

 

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