August 25, 2013 at 7:49 AM
MILLBURN, NJ – Millburn High School earned the grade of “A” in the report issued this week by Inside Jersey magazine.
The ratings were compiled by Inside Jersey for the report using a proprietary formula that “compared results during a four-year period, looking for trends in student achievement.”
Data came from the New Jersey Department of Education, which provided the High School Proficiency Assessment results for language arts and math tests for the general student population. Then they added SAT scores for each school and weighted them over the four year period.
Schools that had higher than average test scores were given As and Bs, while schools with below-average scores earned Cs and Ds.
Median Score (all schools): 317 with 4.8 percent median growth.
Millburn High School: 'A' rating with a score of 393.3 and 3.2 percent growth.
The Millburn High School score reflects a smaller amount of growth than the average school due to the very high scores previously recorded. On the scale being used, there is not as much room for growth for the schools at the top.