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Cinnaminson HS Sits Third Among County Schools and Fifth Among All Public South Jersey Schools in Latest Rankings

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Courtesy of The Buccaneer

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Cinnaminson High School

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According to the recent state scores of all schools in the state of NJ, Cinnaminson High School (CHS) continued to stand among the top schools in all of Burlington County.  CHS ended up as the third-highest rated high school in the county based on the data out of the 20 high schools in the county.

Scores were generated based on “… PARCC proficiency, graduation rate and chronic absenteeism, defined as students who miss more than 10 percent of the school year. Elementary and middle school scores are based on PARCC proficiency, student improvement on PARCC scores and chronic absenteeism” according to an article in NJ.com  – http://www.nj.com/education/2018/01/nj_rated_every_school_on_a_1-100_scale_see_the_res.html#tool. 

The schools were given a score between 1-100.  Sitting behind CHS were BCIT Westhampton with a score of 71, Cherokee (68) and Lenape (60).  Schools similar in size and socio-economics such as Bordentown (50) and Delran (45) were far behind CHS.

The interesting aspect of the rankings is that it includes both middle schools and elementary schools.  When factoring all of those schools, CHS still holds a ranking of 15th among all 102 Burlington County Public Schools from grades 3-11.

Among all South Jersey high schools, CHS sat sixth behind Haddonfield (88), Gloucester County Institute of Technology (87) and Cherry Hill East (80).  Most of the top 20 schools in the state rankings were either charter schools, magnet schools or technology schools, all schools with the ability to accept or reject students based upon their abilities, something public schools cannot.  So, among public schools, CHS actually sat fifth in all of South Jersey.

Without graduation rates for the elementary and middle schools, improvement scores on the PARCC weighed heavily on improvement on the PARCC.  So, when comparing apples (high schools) to oranges (middle and elementary schools), different sets of factors were used to try to make them similar.  Ultimately, the state wanted to find a way to rank all schools in the state.

Another article on NJ.com went further into breaking down how the scores were calculated when it showed the following:

 

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