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Old 06-09-2009, 02:45 PM
 
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New Jersey's high school graduation rate is highest in nation | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

I think Newark's is wrong...it says 85%.

I know Morris County's rate is somewhere around 98%.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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New Jersey's high school graduation rate is highest in nation | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

I think Newark's is wrong...it says 85%.

I know Morris County's rate is somewhere around 98%.
Phillipsburg HS..99.5% Graduation rate?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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New Jersey's high school graduation rate is highest in nation | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

I think Newark's is wrong...it says 85%.

I know Morris County's rate is somewhere around 98%.
I will now invoke the acronym "NFW", when glancing at that 85.1 figure.

Can you imagine how much better the state graduation rate would be if you dropped the 31 Abbott districts from the sample? Or better yet, if you re-distributed all the money evenly to all 566 districts?

The state scores exceedingly well IN SPITE OF horse#hit legislation.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I will now invoke the acronym "NFW", when glancing at that 85.1 figure.

Can you imagine how much better the state graduation rate would be if you dropped the 31 Abbott districts from the sample? Or better yet, if you re-distributed all the money evenly to all 566 districts?

The state scores exceedingly well IN SPITE OF horse#hit legislation.
see my post above...Phillipsburg is an Abbott District and they are showing a graduation rate of 99.5%!
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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Phillipsburg HS..99.5% Graduation rate?
In a word, no.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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I will now invoke the acronym "NFW", when glancing at that 85.1 figure.

Can you imagine how much better the state graduation rate would be if you dropped the 31 Abbott districts from the sample? Or better yet, if you re-distributed all the money evenly to all 566 districts?

The state scores exceedingly well IN SPITE OF horse#hit legislation.
I thought throwing money at education wasn't the answer?
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:56 PM
 
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see my post above...Phillipsburg is an Abbott District and they are showing a graduation rate of 99.5%!
acc'd to the NJ DOE:

Graduation Rate
School District State
Class of 2008 (2007-08) 87.9% 87.9% 92.8%
Class of 2007 (2006-07) 86.9% 86.9% 92.3%
Class of 2006 (2005-06) 87.3% 88.1% 92.4%
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Shouldn't "quality" of education be included in the percentage? As we all know in here, not all schools are created equal : )
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Stewartsville, NJ
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Graduation Analysis
PHILLIPSBURG
National Average

Graduation Rate for All Students,
Class of 2006 99.5% Stae Average 69.2%
District Performance Score
Captures the district's graduation performance relative to other school systems with similar characteristics. A score of 100 point indicates that the district's graduation rate is exactly as would be expected, based on its size, student composition, and other characteristics. Districts with scores greater than 100 points are outperforming expectations
129.6 points 100 points
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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I thought throwing money at education wasn't the answer?
The answer is parental involvement. We all know that. I don't know how much better you can score than 98.5%, in the case of Morris County. Maybe you can move the average rates a percentage point or two higher in some of the lower middle class areas, such as Winslow, Pitman, Deptford, etc. But I think in the case of both the upper and upper middle class, as well as the permanent underclass school districts, amount of expenditure isn't going to factor into performance. Let's face it, do you think a school district such as Mountain Lakes is going to have it's graduation rate compromised if the per pupil expenditure is 1k, 10k or 50k per? Same with Elizabeth or Perth Amboy. But I think you know that already, and I think most of us know that.
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