Thursday, April 11, 2013
School met 100 percent of performance target for graduation rate according to new data released by state Department of Education.
Montville Township High School has been ranked as having a "high" level of students graduating with college and career readiness when compared to other schools in the state according to new information released Wednesday by the New Jersey Department of Education. Data was released on the 2011-12 school year. The new NJ School Performance Reports not only compare districts and schools to others in the state, but also to "peer" districts with students of similar demographic characteristics, such as the percentage of students who are in special education programs, limited English proficiency programs or who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Morris County schools in Montville's peer group include Whippany Park High School, Pequannock High …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A look back at state aid figures over the past several years.
As school district officials throughout the state digested state aid figures released Thursday, Montville Township Public Schools Business Administrator Jim Tevis noted that while the district saw only a slight increase, he was pleased that the number did not go down. "I am happy that at least our state aid was not reduced in any way," Tevis said after confirming the district will receive exactly $1 more in state aid than it received in the 2012-13 school year. More specifically, Montville will receive $1,755,583. Of that, $1,469,587 is designated for special education and $223,430 is designated for transportation. The district has seen aid increase, even if by $1 this year, for the past three years after a significant drop in the 2010-11 …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Another Morris County school district sees 17.7 percent increase in 2013-14 aid.
Some say something's better than nothing. Montville Township Public Schools will see state aid increased in 2013-14 by a single dollar over the current year, according to figures presented by Gov. Chris Christie Thursday. While Montville received $1,755,582 in state aid in the 2012-13 year, the district will receive $1,755,583 in 2013-14. The state Department of Education has Montville recorded as receiving a zero percent increase year-over-year. The state Department of Education boasted that the 2013-14 aid package is the largest ever released by the state. Nearly $9 billion will go to public schools, an increase of about $97.3 million from the 2012-13 school year. While the majority of districts in the state, including in neighboring …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
State Department of Education to provide more comprehensive data with better snapshot of how districts performing.
Soon-to-be-released state Department of Education school report cards will be more comprehensive and detailed, providing parents a better snapshot of how their school districts are performing, according to an NJ.com report Sunday. The annual reports will detail the percentage of students who get college-ready scores on the SAT, the number of middle schoolers who pass algebra I and the percentage of students who are chronically absent, the report said. The report will also place each of the state’s roughly 2,400 schools in “peer groups” with 29 other districts with similar demographics, the report said. This will allow officials and others to see how their school stacks up with others across the state. For years, the state has issued school…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New Jersey Department of Education releases school report cards.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
According to information from the New Jersey Department of Education released Thursday, Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results have remained fairly constant at Montville Township High School between the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years. Average SAT scores in math increased to 570 and in the verbal section increased to 544, but the average score on the essay section slightly decreased to 541, only a few points less than last year's average. The school average for participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in grades 11 and 12 is 71.8 percent, while the state average for the 2010-2011 school year is only 39 percent. U.S. History is the high school's highest attended AP course with 75 students in the class and U.S. History also …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Examine the scores with care, because many factors contribute to the results.
New Jersey released school test scores last week. It’s an annual ritual that is both highly anticipated and loathed by many. No matter how much people complain about the over-testing of students, about the state placing too much emphasis on the tests, about schools teaching to the test and of tests being used to judge schools, everyone combs the test scores to see how students and schools are doing. Judging by the statewide averages on the language arts and math sections of the High School Proficiency Assessment—passing this test is a graduation requirement for most high schoolers—students and schools are doing fairly well, or at least improving. Almost 90 percent of high school juniors, the current Class of 2012, who took the test for the…