Three Ridgewood/Glen Rock Schools Named Top Performers in NJ
Byrd, Central and Orchard make the list as "reward schools"
Two elementary schools from Glen Rock and one from Ridgewood have been named high-performing "Reward Schools" by the state Department of Education.
Byrd and Central elementary schools in Glen Rock and Orchard Elementary in Ridgewood were included in a list of 57 Reward Schools throughout the state released this month. Last year, 112 schools were selected as Reward Schools.
"A Reward School is a school with outstanding student achievement or growth over the past three years," according to a description provided by the state DOE.
The two types of Reward Schools include high-performing, which indicates the school has a high level of schoolwide proficiency and graduation rates, and high-progress, which indicates the school has a high level of student growth, as measured by their median Student Growth Percentiles. Byrd and Central View were categorized as high-performing schools while Orchard received a nod for high growth.
In calculating which schools are Reward Schools, the state takes into account data from the 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, including NJASK, HSPA and APA exams.
Other Bergen County schools commended by the state as Reward Schools included Wyckoff's Sicomac Elementary School; Fair Lawn's Lyncrest Elementary School; Alpine Elementary School; Bergen Academy; Bergen Tech; Hillside Elementary School in Closter; and Charles DeWolf Middle School in Old Tappan.