The New Jersey Department of Education said on April 10th that fourth grade scores in reading and math were the highest in the nation in the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress. Once again, New Jersey and Massachusetts are tied for first place.
Read the full article here on NJ.com: Celebrate! N.J. apparently has the smartest fourth graders in America
Roxbury Ranked 17th Safest School District in the State of NJ (2018)
A number of school districts are being recognized for the steps they’ve taken to make students safe. Niche.com, which specializes in all different types of consumer rankings, has provided a list of the safest school districts in the United States and New Jersey.
Read the article here: NJ’s 200 Safest School Districts in 2018
NJ’s Public Schools Ranked 2nd in the Nation (2017)
NJ.com reported on July 31st that, according to a study by WalletHub, New Jersey’s public schools rank second in the nation, just behind Massachusetts. Our state has comparably high reading and math scores, low dropout rates, and one of the best student-to-teacher ratios in the country.
Read the full article here: Jersey’s Public Schools Ranked Near the Top in the Nation
Roxbury High School Soars into NJ’s top 100 High Schools (2016)
In 2014, New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked RHS number 102 on its biennial list of the 300+ public high schools in the state. In September 2016, Roxbury High School soared to number 52 on the list, making it the fourth fastest-rising high school in New Jersey. Part of what helped Roxbury achieve this success was a change in the formula for ranking schools, which now includes student participation in the visual and performing arts. Roxbury is considered a “choice” district for these programs. It should also be noted that Roxbury Education Association members worked the two years since the last ranking without a contract. The professionalism and exceptionalism of the staff never wavered during a difficult period of negotiations. Roxbury is a remarkable district to raise children in and every member of the Association considers themselves fortunate to work with these children and in this community.
See the article here: New Jersey’s Best Public Schools