Breaking News         Latest US News              New York News              Fx Tribune

How to Compare Car Insurance Policies?
NEWARK -- The city's public schools saw an overall increase in the percent of graduating high schoolers -- continuing a steady rise since 2011, according to numbers released by the state Department of Education Thursday.  In Newark, 73.5 percent...

Newark's high schools see overall boost in graduation rates

NEWARK -- The city's public schools saw an overall increase in the percent of graduating high schoolers -- continuing a steady rise since 2011, according to numbers released by the state Department of Education Thursday.  In Newark, 73.5 percent...

Newark's high schools see overall boost in graduation rates

NEWARK -- The city's public schools saw an overall increase in the percent of graduating high schoolers -- continuing a steady rise since 2011, according to numbers released by the state Department of Education Thursday. 

In Newark, 73.5 percent of traditional public school students graduated in four years, compared to 69.6 percent in 2015. Statewide, 90.1 percent of students graduated within four years, a slight bump up from the 89.7 percent graduation rate in 2015.

Among the highlights:

  • Barringer Arts High School's graduation rate soared from 35.7 percent to 60 percent. 
  • Central High School jumped from a 71.6 percent to 80.9 percent graduation rate in 2016. 
  • Bard Early College High School improved its graduation rate from 86.8 to 95.6 percent 
  • Science Park High School (97.4 percent), Technology High (96.9 percent), and University High (96.1 percent) were among the top performers in the district.
  • Some of Newark's charter high schools, too, saw significant increases, like North Star Academy College Preparatory High School which boosted its graduation rate from 86.7 for the Class of 2015 to 95.3 in 2016. 

"It illustrates how much potential and possibility exists in Newark when kids have access to schools that are filled with teachers who are committed to helping them succeed," said Mike Mann, who heads North Star Academy High. "Already, our students graduate from college at five times the rate of low-income students across the country, and we're eager to keep pushing that number higher."

The Class of 2016 was the first to graduate under new requirements for standardized testing. Students were asked to prove their proficiency in English and math on the new PARCC exams or through a variety of other tests, including the SAT and ACT.

"This progress, along with substantial increases in reading and math scores in recent years, makes it very clear that the arrow is pointed up here in Newark, and that students have a much better chance at success after they leave our schools then they did just a few years ago," said Christopher Cerf, Superintendent of Newark Public Schools. 

Not all schools saw boosts. Marion P. Thomas Charter School had a 75 percent graduation rate compared to 88.6 percent the prior year. At Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M., 67.5 percent of students graduated, versus 81 percent in 2015. Neither school responded to a request for comment.

"While we still have a ways to go, you cannot underestimate the difference a high school diploma makes in a young person's life," said Brad Haggerty, Chief Academic Officer for Newark schools.

"When you examine these numbers, the important thing to understand is that this means that over the last few years hundreds more individuals here in Newark were eligible to continue their education in college, or were able to enter the workforce with a credential that nearly all employers view as essential," he said.

To see how your school performed compared to another district click here.

Karen Yi may be reached at kyi@njadvancemedia.com. Follow her on Twitter at @karen_yi or on Facebook.  

 

Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.

Publish Date : 28 Şubat 2017 Salı 15:08

Breaking News Headlines

Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tobacco is the leading cause of cancer – Switch to e-cigs to avoid premature death
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Tipping in America- What Should You Know as a Traveler?
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
Sepi proposes to the ex-minister Miguel Sebastian as a director of Indra
There are two Spains in the employment
There are two Spains in the employment
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Valerio dodge the shock with the CEOE and downgrade to 7% the rise of the bases maximum contribution
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
Spain puts an end in the EU in four years of cuts in the quota of hake south
The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 2.5%, but cooled expectations for 2019
The US Federal Reserve raises interest rates to 2.5%, but cooled expectations for 2019
Carlos Torres throws a 'dance' of managers in BBVA to promote the transformation of the bank
Carlos Torres throws a 'dance' of managers in BBVA to promote the transformation of the bank
One out of every three temporary contracts signed in the Basque country does not last one week
One out of every three temporary contracts signed in the Basque country does not last one week
Balearic islands, get the worst education in Europe
Balearic islands, get the worst education in Europe
The nine highways rescued will be free for the night and will fall by up to 30% during the rest of the day
The nine highways rescued will be free for the night and will fall by up to 30% during the rest of the day
Mango asks for a syndicated loan of 500 million to refinance its debt until 2023
Mango asks for a syndicated loan of 500 million to refinance its debt until 2023
POLLS Results ALL
Who is the most powerful actor in Syria

Front Pages
  • The Sun
NEWS ARCHIVES