Friday, December 2, 2016

Hola Dual Language School Tied for 1st (out of 556 districts) in NJ on 2016 PARCC English/Language for Grades 3, 4, and 5

The state Department of Education released school and district scores for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, last week. Patch put together a list of each school on the list, its town and its average percentage "not yet meeting expectations" for students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Regular readers of this site will recall Hola has been recognized by the NJ Department of Education as an exemplary Dual Language program by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Hola Dual Language School tied for first in the state on PARCC scores in Language. The school is less than 7 years old. It receives the smallest amount of funding per pupil of all of the city's district schools. The school has children with IEPs and who qualify for free and reduced lunch, and speak spanish most of the time. 

Originally planned for the public school district while I was Asst Superintendent, the concept of a dual language program was rejected by the Kids First Board of Eduction majority by a vote of 4-3. Now, the same Board majority is in litigation with Hola

Some online forums have been discussing this data and have asked questions relative to the Hoboken School District. Comparisons of such sorts are difficult and not always clear or even productive. But, since it is a topic of discussion, I will offer some perspective. One should keep in mind before comparing the following that while it is easy and simplistic to say the two districts educate different children, this is simply not fully accurate. As one regular reader of this site explains:
"The demographic differences between Hola and the Hoboken School District at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades are minimal,  HoLa only receives about HALF the funding per pupil that the district gets and the district gets to keep the other half for their own uses. So, one could easily recognize this not as a demographic issue, but as a new school embedded in a district that is unwilling to make innovative improvements (recall, Hola was presented to the Board of Eduction and rejected)" 
The following data is for K-5 grades between the Hola Dual Language School District and the Hoboken City School District. Grades PreK-1 are included as these preliminary grades give a better overall view of the socioeconomic status and demographics of these two districts up to and including the grades included in the PARCC rankings. All data was obtained by the NJ Department of Education and available on their website. 

         Grades K-5 Only 


Hoboken     Hola
White 46% 59%
Black/His 47% 31%
Other  7% 10%



FRD Lunch
100%


@41%
100%


12%

In fact, the entire Hoboken School District has been experiencing a steady decline in enrollment of students from families eligible for free and reduced lunch from 75% in 2007. But these drops are most experienced in the early grades (Prek-5) as many non-FRD families "opt out" of sending their children to the Hoboken Public Schools as their children reach the higher grades (Grades 6-12). Click here for a full analysis of the changing characteristics of students enrolled in the Hoboken Public Schools. 

While I was Assistant Superintendent we added the research based "Tools of the Mind" PreK and Kindergarten curriculum as well as the "LitLife" as well as Read 180 to specifically to address Language and Reading in the Hoboken Schools. Most of these programs are no longer in place or vastly reduced. Scores were on the rise. Hopefully, they will be again soon. 

The Hoboken Public Schools under the "Kids First/Continue the Progress/Forward Together" leadership as well as all other school districts' rankings are included below...
Here is the list:

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hoboken Junior Senior High School Ranked 332 out of 371 NJ High Schools on 2016 PARCC- 33% Not Yet Meeting Expectations for College

Ranked 332nd of 371 NJ Public and Charter High Schools
on PARCC scores by Hoboken Patch.com 
Hoboken Patch reports that the state Department of Education released school and district scores for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, last week. Patch put together a list of each school on the list, its town and its average percentage "not yet meeting expectations" for students in ninth, 10th and 11 grades. Hoboken Junior Senior High School is ranked 332 out of 371 New Jersey High Schools (including charter schools). What is more troubling is that 32.8% of the 10th and 11th graders attending Hoboken Junior Senior High School are identified as "not yet meeting expectations." This is the second round of PARCC results under Superintendent Johnson. 
These results are interesting in light of the recent winning Board of Election slate of candidates who successfully won seats based on a campaign theme of essentially, "keep the progress going" and "moving forward together" and generally stating that the public schools in Hoboken are improving. 
Political hyperbole perhaps- but little basis in objective truth.  
When I was the Assistant Superintendent of Schools in Hoboken, Hoboken High School was declared the 2nd most improved high school in New Jersey not by politicians but by an independent audit by New Jersey Monthly. Hoboken High School was also awarded back to back Honorable Mentions not by supporters of political groups but by US News and World Report.

The decline of Hoboken Junior Senior High School academically has been swift, rapid, and total under the leadership of the current Board majority (whatever they are calling themselves today).

You can find Hoboken Junior Senior High School by scrolling down. I've highlighted the school to make it easier to find. -Dr. Petrosino 
Here is the list:
  1. (tie) ACADEMY FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0
  2. (tie) HIGH TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL 0
  3. (tie) MARINE ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL 0
  4. (tie) MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACAD ALLIED HEALTH & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 0
  5. (tie) MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACADEMY MATH SCIENCE &ENGINEERING TECHN MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 0
  6. (tie) UNION COUNTY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0
  7. DR RONALD MCNAIR HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 0.2
  8. ACADEMY FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0.466666667
  9. MARINE ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE OCEAN COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0.5
  10. ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0.666666667
  11. CENTRAL JERSEY COLLEGE PREP CHARTER SCHOOL CENTRAL JERSEY COLLEGE PREP CHARTER SCHOOL 0.7
  12. UNION COUNTY TECH UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0.733333333
  13. BIOTECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL 0.8
  14. COMMUNICATIONS HIGH SCHOOL MONMOUTH CO VOCATIONAL 0.866666667
  15. HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL HUDSON COUNTY VOCATIONAL 0.9
  16. BARD EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 1.166666667
  17. ACADEMY FOR LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY MORRIS COUNTY VOCATIONAL 1.966666667
  18. EAST ORANGE STEM ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL EAST ORANGE 2.133333333
  19. LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 2.266666667
  20. BERGEN COUNTY ACADEMIES BERGEN COUNTY VOCATIONAL 2.4
  21. MOUNT OLIVE HIGH SCHOOL MOUNT OLIVE TWP 2.533333333
  22. GLEN RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL GLEN RIDGE BORO 2.666666667
  23. NORTH STAR ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL NORTH STAR ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 2.733333333
  24. TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 2.866666667
  25. HUNTERDON CENTRAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT HUNTERDON CENTRAL REG 3
  26. MORRIS COUNTY SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY MORRIS COUNTY VOCATIONAL 3.066666667
  27. ALEXANDER HAMILTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY ELIZABETH CITY 3.266666667
  28. CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL SCH DIST OF THE CHATHAMS 3.3
  29. HADDONFIELD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL HADDONFIELD BORO 3.433333333
  30. CEDAR GROVE HIGH SCHOOL CEDAR GROVE TWP 3.866666667
  31. NORTH 13TH ST TECH ESSEX CO VOC-TECH 4.333333333
  32. DUMONT HIGH SCHOOL DUMONT BORO 4.5
  33. SCIENCE PARK HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 4.6
  34. MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL MONTGOMERY TWP 4.633333333
  35. KINNELON HIGH SCHOOL KINNELON BORO 4.633333333
  36. ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL ELIZABETH CITY 5.133333333
  37. MIDLAND PARK JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL MIDLAND PARK BORO 5.166666667
  38. FAIR LAWN HIGH SCHOOL FAIR LAWN BORO 5.2
  39. RUTHERFORD HIGH SCHOOL RUTHERFORD BORO 5.266666667
  40. CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL CRANFORD TWP 5.3
  41. EMERSON JR SR HIGH EMERSON BORO 5.3
  42. NEWARK TECH ESSEX CO VOC-TECH 5.3
  43. SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL SPARTA TWP 5.533333333
  44. WEST CALDWELL TECH ESSEX CO VOC-TECH 5.533333333
  45. BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BRIDGEWATER-RARITAN REG 5.7
  46. ARTHUR L. JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL CLARK TWP 5.766666667
  47. MOUNTAIN LAKES HIGH SCHOOL MOUNTAIN LAKES BORO 5.8
  48. COUNTY PREP HIGH SCHOOL HUDSON COUNTY VOCATIONAL 5.866666667
  49. BERGEN ARTS AND SCIENCES CHARTER SCHOOL BERGEN ARTS AND SCIENCES CHARTER SCHOOL 5.9
  50. SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD HIGH SCHOOL SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD REG 5.933333333
  51. SOUTH HUNTERDON HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH HUNTERDON REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT 6
  52. MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PERTH AMBOY MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 6.033333333
  53. CLEARVIEW REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CLEARVIEW REGIONAL 6.066666667
  54. ROSELLE PARK HIGH SCHOOL ROSELLE PARK BORO 6.066666667
  55. POINT PLEASANT BEACH HIGH SCHOOL POINT PLEASANT BEACH BORO 6.066666667
  56. WESTFIELD SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WESTFIELD TOWN 6.133333333
  57. VERNON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL VERNON TWP 6.233333333
  58. WEST MORRIS CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL WEST MORRIS REGIONAL 6.266666667
  59. SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL SUMMIT CITY 6.3
  60. BURLINGTON COUNTY INST OF TECH - WESTHAMPTON BURLINGTON CO VOCATIONAL 6.366666667
  61. MATAWAN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MATAWAN-ABERDEEN REGIONAL 6.433333333
  62. MAHWAH HIGH SCHOOL MAHWAH TWP 6.466666667
  63. BUTLER HIGH SCHOOL BUTLER BORO 6.5
  64. ROSA L. PARKS SCHOOL OF FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS PATERSON CITY 6.633333333
  65. NORTH HUNTERDON HIGH SCHOOL N HUNT/VOORHEES REGIONAL 6.833333333
  66. DR. CHARLES E. BRIMM MEDICAL ARTS HIGH SCHOOL CAMDEN CITY 6.933333333
  67. SOUTH PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH PLAINFIELD BORO 7.533333333
  68. PASSAIC COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE PASSAIC COUNTY VOCATIONAL 7.566666667
  69. BERGENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BERGENFIELD BORO 7.566666667
  70. AMERICAN HISTORY HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 7.6
  71. ARTS HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 7.733333333
  72. JONATHAN DAYTON HIGH SCHOOL SPRINGFIELD TWP 7.833333333
  73. POMPTON LAKES HIGH SCHOOL POMPTON LAKES BORO 7.933333333
  74. WOOD-RIDGE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL WOOD-RIDGE BORO 7.933333333
  75. CRESSKILL HIGH SCHOOL CRESSKILL BORO 7.966666667
  76. GLEN ROCK HIGH SCHOOL GLEN ROCK BORO 7.966666667
  77. NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AT OLD TAPPAN NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL 8
  78. PARK RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL PARK RIDGE BORO 8
  79. MEMORIAL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ELMWOOD PARK 8.033333333
  80. SOMERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SOMERVILLE BORO 8.066666667
  81. JOHN P. STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL EDISON TWP 8.1
  82. CAPE MAY COUNTY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CAPE MAY CO VOCATIONAL 8.166666667
  83. SHORE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SHORE REGIONAL 8.233333333
  84. WALL HIGH SCHOOL WALL TWP 8.233333333
  85. TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL NORTH TOMS RIVER REGIONAL 8.533333333
  86. HACKENSACK HIGH SCHOOL HACKENSACK CITY 8.566666667
  87. HAMMONTON HIGH SCHOOL HAMMONTON TOWN 8.7
  88. WEST MORRIS MENDHAM HIGH SCHOOL WEST MORRIS REGIONAL 8.7
  89. HIGHLAND PARK HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLAND PARK BORO 8.733333333
  90. SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH BRUNSWICK TWP 8.766666667
  91. MONMOUTH REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MONMOUTH REGIONAL 8.766666667
  92. HIGHTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL EAST WINDSOR REGIONAL 9
  93. VERONA HIGH SCHOOL VERONA BORO 9.033333333
  94. CEDAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL GREATER EGG HARBOR REG 9.066666667
  95. BOGOTA JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL BOGOTA BORO 9.1
  96. HADDON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL HADDON TWP 9.2
  97. WAYNE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL WAYNE TWP 9.3
  98. RIDGEFIELD PARK JR SR HIGH SCHOOL RIDGEFIELD PARK TWP 9.366666667
  99. METUCHEN HIGH SCHOOL METUCHEN BORO 9.5
  100. MONROE TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL MONROE TWP 9.533333333
  101. NUTLEY HIGH SCHOOL NUTLEY TOWN 9.6
  102. NORTH WARREN REGIONAL SCHOOL NORTH WARREN REGIONAL 9.633333333
  103. POINT PLEASANT BORO HIGH SCHOOL POINT PLEASANT BORO 9.8
  104. BLOOMFIELD TECH ESSEX CO VOC-TECH 9.8
  105. LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOL LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY CS 9.9
  106. NEW PROVIDENCE HIGH SCHOOL NEW PROVIDENCE BORO 9.933333333
  107. RED BANK REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RED BANK REGIONAL 9.933333333
  108. RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BERNARDS TWP 9.933333333
  109. HOLMDEL HIGH SCHOOL HOLMDEL TWP 10.06666667
  110. TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL EAST TOMS RIVER REGIONAL 10.06666667
  111. SPOTSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL SPOTSWOOD BORO 10.13333333
  112. LEONIA HIGH SCHOOL LEONIA BORO 10.13333333
  113. NEW EGYPT HIGH SCHOOL PLUMSTED TWP 10.16666667
  114. ABSEGAMI HIGH SCHOOL GREATER EGG HARBOR REG 10.2
  115. MANVILLE HIGH SCHOOL MANVILLE BORO 10.23333333
  116. PHILLIPSBURG HIGH SCHOOL PHILLIPSBURG TOWN 10.23333333
  117. SADDLE BROOK MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SADDLE BROOK TWP 10.23333333
  118. LAKELAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LAKELAND REGIONAL 10.36666667
  119. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NORTHERN HIGHLANDS REG 10.4
  120. WAYNE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WAYNE TWP 10.4
  121. MADISON HIGH SCHOOL MADISON BORO 10.43333333
  122. SALEM COUNTY CAREER AND TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SALEM COUNTY VOCATIONAL 10.43333333
  123. WALLINGTON JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL WALLINGTON BORO 10.43333333
  124. WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH W WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REG 10.46666667
  125. JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL JEFFERSON TWP 10.5
  126. ROBBINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL ROBBINSVILLE 10.5
  127. RIDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL RIDGEWOOD VILLAGE 10.6
  128. DUNELLEN HIGH SCHOOL DUNELLEN BORO 10.63333333
  129. PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL PRINCETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS 10.73333333
  130. SECAUCUS HIGH SCHOOL SECAUCUS TOWN 10.83333333
  131. WEST ESSEX HIGH SCHOOL WEST ESSEX REGIONAL 10.96666667
  132. WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL NORTH W WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO REG 10.96666667
  133. NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL NEWTON TOWN 11
  134. CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL EAST CHERRY HILL TWP 11.06666667
  135. BAYONNE HIGH SCHOOL BAYONNE CITY 11.13333333
  136. WARREN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WARREN HILLS REGIONAL 11.23333333
  137. SUSSEX COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL SUSSEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL 11.26666667
  138. MORRIS HILLS HIGH SCHOOL MORRIS HILLS REGIONAL 11.36666667
  139. CAMDEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL-PENNSAUKEN CAMDEN COUNTY VOCATIONAL 11.43333333
  140. ALLENTOWN HIGH SCHOOL UPPER FREEHOLD REGIONAL 11.53333333
  141. WALDWICK HIGH SCHOOL WALDWICK BORO 11.56666667
  142. MAPLE SHADE HIGH SCHOOL MAPLE SHADE TWP 11.76666667
  143. HENRY P. BECTON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CARLSTADT-EAST RUTHERFORD 11.8
  144. WEST DEPTFORD HIGH SCHOOL WEST DEPTFORD TWP 11.9
  145. LINDEN HIGH SCHOOL LINDEN CITY 11.93333333
  146. DWIGHT MORROW HIGH SCHOOL/ACADEMIES@ENGLEWOOD ENGLEWOOD CITY 12
  147. HILLSIDE HIGH SCHOOL HILLSIDE TWP 12.1
  148. MAINLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MAINLAND REGIONAL 12.16666667
  149. RARITAN HIGH SCHOOL HAZLET TWP 12.2
  150. RANDOLPH HIGH SCHOOL RANDOLPH TWP 12.23333333
  151. PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL FOR SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY PATERSON CS FOR SCI/TECH 12.3
  152. BELVIDERE HIGH SCHOOL BELVIDERE TOWN 12.36666667
  153. RAMAPO HIGH SCHOOL RAMAPO-INDIAN HILL REG 12.36666667
  154. PARSIPPANY HIGH SCHOOL PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS TWP 12.53333333
  155. RAMSEY HIGH SCHOOL RAMSEY BORO 12.66666667
  156. HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL HASBROUCK HEIGHTS BORO 12.73333333
  157. SAYREVILLE WAR MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL SAYREVILLE BORO 12.73333333
  158. HACKETTSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL HACKETTSTOWN 12.76666667
  159. WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WATCHUNG HILLS REGIONAL 12.8
  160. VOORHEES HIGH SCHOOL N HUNT/VOORHEES REGIONAL 13.06666667
  161. RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN REG 13.23333333
  162. PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL PEQUANNOCK TWP 13.3
  163. EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EASTERN CAMDEN COUNTY REG 13.36666667
  164. BOONTON HIGH SCHOOL BOONTON TOWN 13.4
  165. SOUTH RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH RIVER BORO 13.43333333
  166. MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL MONTVILLE TWP 13.46666667
  167. COLLINGSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL COLLINGSWOOD BORO 13.5
  168. LYNDHURST HIGH SCHOOL LYNDHURST TWP 13.6
  169. SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCE PATERSON CITY 13.7
  170. HOWELL HIGH SCHOOL FREEHOLD REGIONAL 13.73333333
  171. WEST ORANGE HIGH SCHOOL WEST ORANGE TOWN 13.76666667
  172. CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL LENAPE REGIONAL 13.8
  173. LIVINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL LIVINGSTON TWP 13.83333333
  174. ATLANTIC COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ATLANTIC CO VOCATIONAL 13.9
  175. NORTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL NORTH BRUNSWICK TWP 13.9
  176. HOPEWELL VALLEY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL HOPEWELL VALLEY REGIONAL 14.03333333
  177. CAMDEN COUNTY TECHNICAL SCHOOL-GTC CAMDEN COUNTY VOCATIONAL 14.03333333
  178. MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL PISCATAWAY MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 14.06666667
  179. WEEHAWKEN HIGH SCHOOL WEEHAWKEN TWP 14.13333333
  180. MILLBURN HIGH SCHOOL MILLBURN TWP 14.33333333
  181. LENAPE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LENAPE VALLEY REGIONAL 14.53333333
  182. CARTERET HIGH SCHOOL CARTERET BORO 14.63333333
  183. LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL LENAPE REGIONAL 14.66666667
  184. LAWRENCE HIGH SCHOOL LAWRENCE TWP 14.7
  185. TEAM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL TEAM ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 14.8
  186. MARION P. THOMAS CHARTER SCHOOL MARION P. THOMAS CS 14.86666667
  187. SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL LENAPE REGIONAL 14.86666667
  188. AUDUBON JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL AUDUBON BORO 14.93333333
  189. CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL CLAYTON BORO 15.06666667
  190. DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL DEPTFORD TWP 15.1
  191. RANCOCAS VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL RANCOCAS VALLEY REGIONAL 15.1
  192. LODI HIGH SCHOOL LODI BOROUGH 15.3
  193. SOMERSET COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SOMERSET CO VOCATIONAL 15.46666667
  194. MONTCLAIR HIGH SCHOOL MONTCLAIR TOWN 15.6
  195. EWING HIGH SCHOOL EWING TWP 15.7
  196. BOUND BROOK HIGH SCHOOL BOUND BROOK BORO 15.8
  197. PASCACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL PASCACK VALLEY REGIONAL 15.86666667
  198. OLD BRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL OLD BRIDGE TWP 15.9
  199. MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL MOORESTOWN TWP 15.96666667
  200. BLOOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BLOOMFIELD TWP 16
  201. FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL FRANKLIN TWP 16.13333333
  202. PARSIPPANY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS TWP 16.36666667
  203. UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 16.43333333
  204. CINNAMINSON HIGH SCHOOL CINNAMINSON TWP 16.6
  205. MANALAPAN HIGH SCHOOL FREEHOLD REGIONAL 16.6
  206. BERNARDS HIGH SCHOOL SOMERSET HILLS REGIONAL 16.63333333
  207. NORTH ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL NORTH ARLINGTON BORO 16.63333333
  208. HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL SCHOOL HENRY HUDSON REGIONAL 16.73333333
  209. JAMES CALDWELL HIGH SCHOOL CALDWELL-WEST CALDWELL 16.86666667
  210. WARREN COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL WARREN COUNTY VOCATIONAL 16.86666667
  211. MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL WEST NEW YORK TOWN 17.33333333
  212. SENECA HIGH SCHOOL LENAPE REGIONAL 17.36666667
  213. TOMS RIVER HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH TOMS RIVER REGIONAL 17.36666667
  214. PARAMUS HIGH SCHOOL PARAMUS BORO 17.36666667
  215. THE BARACK OBAMA GREEN CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL THE BARACK OBAMA GREEN CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 17.46666667
  216. HAMILTON EAST - STEINERT HAMILTON TWP 17.5
  217. NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AT DEMAREST NORTHERN VALLEY REGIONAL 17.53333333
  218. HAWTHORNE HIGH SCHOOL HAWTHORNE BORO 17.56666667
  219. CLIFTON HIGH SCHOOL CLIFTON CITY 17.66666667
  220. EDISON HIGH SCHOOL EDISON TWP 17.66666667
  221. MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL EAST BRUNSWICK MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 17.66666667
  222. WEST MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL WEST MILFORD TWP 17.66666667
  223. WHIPPANY PARK HIGH SCHOOL HANOVER PARK REGIONAL 17.83333333
  224. HAMILTON NORTH-NOTTINGHAM HAMILTON TWP 17.86666667
  225. CREATIVE ARTS MORGAN VILLAGE ACADEMY CAMDEN CITY 17.9
  226. HAMILTON WEST-WATSON HAMILTON TWP 18.13333333
  227. TENAFLY HIGH SCHOOL TENAFLY BORO 18.16666667
  228. PASSAIC VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PASSAIC VALLEY REGIONAL 18.16666667
  229. STERLING HIGH SCHOOL STERLING HIGH SCHOOL DIST 18.2
  230. MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL NORTH MIDDLETOWN TWP 18.3
  231. BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL BURLINGTON TWP 18.33333333
  232. MANASQUAN HIGH SCHOOL MANASQUAN BORO 18.43333333
  233. MORRIS KNOLLS HIGH SCHOOL MORRIS HILLS REGIONAL 18.63333333
  234. DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL 18.63333333
  235. PASSAIC COUNTY-MANCHESTER REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PASSAIC CO MANCHESTER REG 18.73333333
  236. LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL LOWER CAPE MAY REGIONAL 18.83333333
  237. OCEAN TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL OCEAN TWP 19.16666667
  238. COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD 19.2
  239. KINGSWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL KINGSWAY REGIONAL 19.33333333
  240. PAULO FREIRE CHARTER SCHOOL PAULO FREIRE CHARTER SCHOOL 19.33333333
  241. OCEAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL OCEAN CITY 19.4
  242. JACKSON LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL JACKSON TWP 19.73333333
  243. NORTH BERGEN HIGH SCHOOL NORTH BERGEN TWP 20.1
  244. KEYPORT HIGH SCHOOL KEYPORT BORO 20.1
  245. BARNEGAT HIGH SCHOOL BARNEGAT TWP 20.13333333
  246. DELSEA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DELSEA REGIONAL H.S DIST. 20.23333333
  247. CHARTER~TECH HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CHARTER~TECH HIGH SCHOOL 20.56666667
  248. WILLIAM L DICKINSON HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 20.56666667
  249. UNION CITY HIGH SCHOOL UNION CITY 20.76666667
  250. CLIFFSIDE PARK HIGH SCHOOL CLIFFSIDE PARK BORO 20.93333333
  251. GATEWAY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL GATEWAY REGIONAL 20.96666667
  252. ACADEMY FOR URBAN LEADERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL ACADEMY FOR URBAN LEADERSHIP CHARTER SCHOOL 21.06666667
  253. DOVER HIGH SCHOOL DOVER TOWN 21.26666667
  254. CAMDEN ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL CAMDEN ACADEMY CHARTER HS 21.3
  255. NORTHERN BURLINGTON COUNTY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NORTHERN BURLINGTON REG 21.33333333
  256. ABRAHAM CLARK HIGH SCHOOL ROSELLE BORO 21.46666667
  257. BRICK TOWNSHIP MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL BRICK TWP 21.63333333
  258. BUENA REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BUENA REGIONAL 21.66666667
  259. MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH MIDDLETOWN TWP 21.76666667
  260. BURLINGTON COUNTY INST OF TECH - MEDFORD BURLINGTON CO VOCATIONAL 21.8
  261. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL EGG HARBOR TWP 21.8
  262. FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL FREEHOLD REGIONAL 21.83333333
  263. HADDON HEIGHTS JR-SR HS HADDON HEIGHTS BORO 22.13333333
  264. WILDWOOD HIGH SCHOOL WILDWOOD CITY 22.5
  265. PASCACK VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL PASCACK VALLEY REGIONAL 22.6
  266. UNIVERSITY ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL UNIVERSITY ACADEMY CS 22.6
  267. LACEY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL LACEY TWP 22.86666667
  268. VINELAND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL VINELAND CITY 22.86666667
  269. BRICK TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL BRICK TWP 22.96666667
  270. BELLEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL BELLEVILLE TOWN 23
  271. KITTATINNY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL KITTATINNY REGIONAL 23.2
  272. SOUTHERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL SOUTHERN REGIONAL 23.53333333
  273. TEANECK HIGH SCHOOL TEANECK TWP 23.8
  274. NORTH PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL NORTH PLAINFIELD BORO 24.13333333
  275. PINELANDS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PINELANDS REGIONAL 24.23333333
  276. HENRY SNYDER HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 24.3
  277. PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL PISCATAWAY TWP 24.43333333
  278. LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL LAKEWOOD TWP 24.56666667
  279. JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL WOODBRIDGE TWP 24.6
  280. HANOVER PARK HIGH SCHOOL HANOVER PARK REGIONAL 24.66666667
  281. JACKSON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL JACKSON TWP 24.66666667
  282. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL WASHINGTON TWP 24.83333333
  283. HIGH POINT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL HIGH POINT REGIONAL 24.86666667
  284. ARTHUR P SCHALICK HIGH SCHOOL PITTSGROVE TWP 24.86666667
  285. NEW BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL NEW BRUNSWICK CITY 25.06666667
  286. LONG BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL LONG BRANCH CITY 25.26666667
  287. OAKCREST HIGH SCHOOL GREATER EGG HARBOR REG 25.3
  288. GLASSBORO HIGH SCHOOL GLASSBORO 25.66666667
  289. HIGHLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL 25.86666667
  290. SOUTH AMBOY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH AMBOY CITY 25.93333333
  291. DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL DELRAN TWP 25.96666667
  292. THOMAS JEFFERSON ARTS ACADEMY ELIZABETH CITY 26.06666667
  293. COLONIA HIGH SCHOOL WOODBRIDGE TWP 26.23333333
  294. HOBOKEN CHARTER SCHOOL HOBOKEN CS 26.26666667
  295. SALEM HIGH SCHOOL SALEM CITY 26.36666667
  296. RAHWAY HIGH SCHOOL RAHWAY CITY 26.66666667
  297. CENTRAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CENTRAL REGIONAL 26.93333333
  298. HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL HARRISON TOWN 27.13333333
  299. LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 27.26666667
  300. KEARNY HIGH SCHOOL KEARNY TOWN 27.3
  301. PALISADES PARK JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL PALISADES PARK 27.46666667
  302. PALMYRA HIGH SCHOOL PALMYRA BORO 27.5
  303. JAMES J FERRIS HIGH SCHOOL JERSEY CITY 27.7
  304. TIMBER CREEK REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL 28.06666667
  305. TRITON REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL 28.2
  306. ATLANTIC CITY HIGH SCHOOL ATLANTIC CITY 28.46666667
  307. MARLBORO HIGH SCHOOL FREEHOLD REGIONAL 28.63333333
  308. COLTS NECK HIGH SCHOOL FREEHOLD REGIONAL 28.66666667
  309. INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PATERSON CITY 28.86666667
  310. PEOPLES PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL PEOPLES PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL 29.36666667
  311. PENNSVILLE MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL PENNSVILLE 29.5
  312. UNION SENIOR HIGH UNION TWP 29.76666667
  313. OVERBROOK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL PINE HILL BORO 29.76666667
  314. PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL PEMBERTON TWP 30
  315. MIDDLE TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL MIDDLE TWP 30.16666667
  316. SCHOOL OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & MATHS PATERSON CITY 30.16666667
  317. BURLINGTON CITY HIGH SCHOOL BURLINGTON CITY 30.2
  318. WINSLOW TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL WINSLOW TWP 30.36666667
  319. HOPATCONG HIGH SCHOOL HOPATCONG 30.36666667
  320. PENNS GROVE HIGH SCHOOL PENNS GRV-CARNEY'S PT REG 30.83333333
  321. WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WALLKILL VALLEY REGIONAL 31
  322. BRIDGETON HIGH SCHOOL BRIDGETON CITY 31.06666667
  323. ASBURY PARK HIGH SCHOOL ASBURY PARK CITY 31.23333333
  324. ROXBURY HIGH SCHOOL ROXBURY TWP 31.4
  325. SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS HOSPITALITY & TOURISM PATERSON CITY 31.66666667
  326. MET EAST HIGH SCHOOL CAMDEN CITY 31.76666667
  327. WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL MONROE TWP 31.8
  328. WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL WOODBRIDGE TWP 31.8
  329. GARRETT MORGAN ACADEMY PATERSON CITY 32.06666667
  330. INDIAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL RAMAPO-INDIAN HILL REG 32.43333333
  331. TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - MAIN CAMPUS TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 32.73333333
  332. HOBOKEN JUNIOR SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HOBOKEN CITY 32.83333333
  333. BORDENTOWN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BORDENTOWN REGIONAL 32.86666667
  334. MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL MANCHESTER TWP 33.23333333
  335. NEWARK EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 33.56666667
  336. IRVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IRVINGTON TOWNSHIP 34.43333333
  337. CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 35.23333333
  338. ADMIRAL WILLIAM F. HALSEY JR. HEALTH & PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY ELIZABETH CITY 35.56666667
  339. PITMAN HIGH SCHOOL PITMAN BORO 35.63333333
  340. EAST ORANGE CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL EAST ORANGE 35.9
  341. PASSAIC HIGH SCHOOL # 12 PASSAIC CITY 35.96666667
  342. NEPTUNE HIGH SCHOOL NEPTUNE TWP 36.33333333
  343. NEWARK PREP CHARTER SCHOOL NEWARK PREP CHARTER SCHOOL 36.46666667
  344. MORRISTOWN HIGH SCHOOL MORRIS SCHOOL DISTRICT 36.76666667
  345. GLOUCESTER CITY JR. SR. HIGH SCHOOL GLOUCESTER CITY 36.8
  346. PENNSAUKEN HIGH SCHOOL PENNSAUKEN TWP 37.96666667
  347. JOHN E. DWYER TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY ELIZABETH CITY 38.4
  348. PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PLEASANTVILLE CITY 38.76666667
  349. KEANSBURG HIGH SCHOOL KEANSBURG BORO 39.46666667
  350. TRENTON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL - WEST CAMPUS TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 39.63333333
  351. M.E.T.S. CHARTER SCHOOL M E T S CHARTER SCHOOL 39.73333333
  352. WOODBURY JR-SR HIGH SCHOOL WOODBURY CITY 40.23333333
  353. RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL RIVERSIDE TWP 40.93333333
  354. PERTH AMBOY HIGH SCHOOL PERTH AMBOY CITY 41.16666667
  355. EAST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 42.13333333
  356. MIDDLESEX CO VOC SCHOOL EAST BRUNS. SCHOOL OF CAREER DEVELOP MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 43.46666667
  357. WEEQUAHIC HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 46.56666667
  358. WILLINGBORO HIGH SCHOOL WILLINGBORO TWP 47.46666667
  359. MALCOLM X SHABAZZ HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 47.96666667
  360. NEWARK VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 48.16666667
  361. MIDDLESEX CO VOC SCHOOL PISCATAWAY SCHOOL OF CAREER DEVELOP MIDDLESEX CO VOCATIONAL 49.03333333
  362. PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL PLAINFIELD CITY 50.6
  363. BARRINGER ARTS HIGH SCHOOL NEWARK CITY 51.06666667
  364. SCHOOL OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PATERSON CITY 51.93333333
  365. WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL CAMDEN CITY 56
  366. BARRINGER ACADEMY OF S.T.E.A.M. NEWARK CITY 61.53333333
  367. CAMDEN HIGH SCHOOL CAMDEN CITY 65.9
  368. ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PATERSON CITY 66.03333333
  369. SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION TRADES PATERSON CITY 66.63333333
  370. ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL 68.23333333
  371. DAYLIGHT/TWILIGHT HIGH SCHOOL TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 80.8

Hoboken Board of Education Full Agenda- Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
AGENDA
HOBOKEN BOARD OF EDUCATION
158 FOURTH STREET, HOBOKEN, NJ 07030
MEETING HELD IN DEMAREST AUDITORIUM, 158 FOURTH STREET

7:00 P.M.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Hoboken Chamber of Commerce names Hola Dual Language School "Educator of the Year"

HoLa Hoboken Dual Language Charter School was the recipient of 'Educator of the Year' from the committed and hardworking people behind the Hoboken Chamber Of Commerce
Hola has also been identified as a model dual langauge program by the New Jersey Department of Education on two occasions, has a active STEM program, athletics program and scores in the upper percentiles in PARCC assessments.
Accepting the award on behalf of the school- 
founder Jennifer Hindman Sargent  .







Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Preservice Teachers Use of Virtual Reality in STEM Education- The Science Museum Study

Virtual Reality (VR) Museum Visit
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In this current work, we plan to examine the effects on pre-service teachers' content knowledge and attitudes toward VR and museum trips before and after using VR to tour a natural history museum. For this project we are using Google Cardboard. Google Carboard is a virtual reality (VR) platform developed by Google for use with a head mount for a smartphone. Named for its fold-out cardboard viewer, the platform is intended as a low-cost system to encourage interest and development in VR applications. Users can either build their own viewer from simple, low-cost components using specifications published by Google, or purchase a pre-manufactured one. The viewer is used by placing a smartphone into the back of it and viewing through the lenses in the front.

VR Photographic frame of Science Museum
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Methodology: Our study is a quasi-experimental, nonequivalent group design, which is the most commonly used quasi-experimental design (Reichardt, 2005). In its simplest form it requires a pretest and posttest for a treated and comparison group. It is identical to the Analysis of Covariance design except that the groups are not created through random assignment. The lack of random assignment, and the potential nonequivalence between the groups, complicates the statistical analysis of the nonequivalent groups design (Kenny, 1975). 

I am working on this project with two doctoral students and we are currently submitting some of this initial work to a conference and preparation is underway for a publication.

Pre-service teachers engaging in VR Museum Visit 













Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Welcome Back Everyone!

Data analytics- Hoboken Curriculum Project
I want to apologize to the readers of my blog for the temporary time this site was not open to the general public this past week. There were a couple of issues and commitments that needed to be addressed and honored--  the best way seemed to be just going dark publicly for a few days. I will try to give more notice should this happen again. Thank you again for all your support and I'm thrilled and humbled that people have returned to this site immediately. Thank you for your emails and texts- I thought responding this way would be the most efficient. Please get out and vote today and I'll be posting again later this week. -Dr. Petrosino

Paper Accepted to 124th Annual American Society of Engineering Education Conference (ASEE): Petrosino and Stroup (2017) Group-Based Cloud Computing for Secondary STEM Education

I am pleased that an abstract I wrote with a colleague has been accepted to be a paper presentation at the 124th Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education. The conference will be held in Columbus, OH from June 25-28, 2017. 

The Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education is the only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education and is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology education stakeholders such as: deans, faculty members, and industry and government representatives.

The conference features more than 400 technical sessions, with peer-reviewed papers spanning all disciplines of engineering education.

The paper I will be presenting along with my colleague will be a special session for new NSF Grant Awardees. As you may recall, we recently received a $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for group based cloud computing applications for STEM students and teachers. 

Citation: Petrosino, A. J. and Stroup, W. J. (2017). Group-Based Cloud Computing for Secondary STEM Education. Paper to be presented at the 124th Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education. Columbus, OH. 

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hoboken District Resident K-12 Enrollment down 16.3% from 2008-09 to 2015-16

There has been a fair amount of discussion and claims concerning whether the enrollment in the Hoboken Public Schools is increasing or decreasing. The question is fairly simple but its important to distinguish how the count is being made and the justification. I would like to present here the clearest possible answer to the question and provide rationale. The enrollment I am going to look at is the K-12 Resident Enrollment of the Hoboken Public Schools for the years 2008-09 and 2015-16 . My rationale follows: 

Question 1- Why K-12? 
The Hoboken District has traditionally outsourced to other providers most of Pre Kindergarten instruction. These outside providers are run autonomously but with some oversight by the Hoboken School District. Also, at various times over the past 7 years, some of the PreK students have been in-district and at other times have been with the providers. For clarity, I think its best to take the PreK students out of the analysis. 

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note: y-axis has a non zero origin





Question 2- What do you mean by "Resident"? Sounds like you are trying to hide something. 
As many of you know, in the spring of 2009 I helped bring choice students to the Hoboken School District. The original intent of that request was to bring into the district 10-20 students a year. However, since that initial request, the choice program has grown beyond its original intentions. In addition, the Hoboken School District receives money for these students from the sending districts and the State of NJ. There are currently over 150 students in the choice program--- mostly concentrated in the high school. Again, for clarity purposes, I have excluded choice students from this analysis. To be clear, choice students are wonderful students and contribute to the school community. Their exclusion from the analysis should not be interpreted as a rejection of the program or of the students who travel to our town each day and participate positively and meaningfully to the district. 

Question 3- Why did you choose the school years 2008-09 and 2015-16? 
I choose the school year 2008-09 because that was the last full academic school year before the so-called "reformers" took majority control of the Hoboken Board of Education. I choose the 2015-16 school year because that is the most recent year I have data for from the NJ Department of Education. 

Question 4- What was your methodology? 
Fairly straight forward. I took NJDOE numbers from the Fall Survey Results for the Hoboken School District (these include Choice students) and subtracted the number of Choice students. I then arrived at the number of resident students: 
(Resident Students + Choice Students) - (Choice Students) = Resident Students 

Question 5- Where did you obtain the number of choice students for the Hoboken School District? 
I made a request to the NJDOE and they provided me with the proper data. In order to obtain this data you must answer a series of questions. You can also try to contact the Hoboken School District, they may have the data available for public distribution in some form. For those interested, I have clearance to work with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) data. 

Question 6- Does your analysis include K-12 resident students sent out of district? 
Yes

Question 7? What are the results? 
The K-12 Hoboken District Resident Enrollment has gone from 1932 Hoboken resident students to 1617 Hoboken resident students over the past 7 years or a decline of -16.3%. 


 

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Most Recent Hudson County School District Violence Rates as Reported in the Annual Commissioner's Report to the State Legislature


Its election time and viewership and requests always seem to ramp up during this time of year- especially concerning educational issues. Recently, I received a few requests by anonymous viewers of my blog to post some information about Hudson County School Districts concerning the most recent NJ Violence and Vandalism Report. The specific request asked to focus simply on "Violence" and none of the other categories such as bullying, vandalism, substance abuse etc... I generally do not take requests to post data, especially by anonymous viewers, but there seemed to be a fair amount of interest in this topic. -Dr. Petrosino 

After some investigation, I found the latest NJ report and data. The data is part of an annual report know as The Commissioner's Annual Report to the State Legislature and can be found by clicking HERE. The latest report can be directly accessed by clicking HERE.

The Report lists the following categories: Violence, Vandalism, Weapons, Substance, and Bullying.

According to the report the following incidents are grouped under Violence: Assault, Fights, Robbery/Extortion, Sex Offense, Criminal Threat, Threat. This is reported as a single number and the NJ Department of Education makes note that the most frequent incident is "fights." 

The following is the raw data that was used for the analysis:


It should be noted that all district data is self report data. Any knowledge of any school district not reporting incidents of violence and vandalism should be reported to your local Board of Education or directly to the Commissioner's Office in Trenton. To date, no known incidents of purposeful under reporting have been identified in Hudson County.

In comparing districts it is important not to use raw numbers (counts) since larger districts would almost always have more individual incidents. Counts only make sense if the denominator is fixed. When comparing various Hudson County school districts there is a range from a few hundred to tens of thousands. Rather, it is more advisable to use rates (i.e. incidents per students) in order to normalize smaller, mid range and larger districts.

The following is the rate of Violence only in Hudson County districts based on the latest available data from the NJ Department of Education's Commissioner's Annual Report to the State Legislature.


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Saturday, November 5, 2016

NJ Monthly's Ranking (lower is better) of Hoboken HS 2008-2016 - From 139th to 212th with 298th and 274th in the Middle

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Data for the New Jersey Monthly ranking of the state’s high schools was obtained from the state Department of Education since 2008.  Only public high schools were included in the rankings. Not all high schools are ranked since some schools lacking sufficient data are excluded. It should not be assumed that if a school lacked sufficient data that the school ranking was low. Simply stated, there was not enough information or data to be included in the NJ Monthly Ranking Methodology and Analysis in order for the school to be ranked (high or low). 
In order to satisfy multiple requests from regular readers, I present data on Hoboken High School's ranking along with how many NJ High Schools were evaluated that particular year. 
HHS Rank  Total NJ HS's in Analysis 
2008* 139 314
2010 187 322
2012 298 328
2014 274 339
2016 212 337

Data Available: 
2008

https://njmonthly.com/articles/towns-schools/top-new-jersey-high-schools-by-rank/
2010

https://njmonthly.com/articles/towns-schools/top-high-schools-2010/


2012

https://njmonthly.com/articles/towns-schools/the-top-new-jersey-high-schools-alphabetical/

2014

https://westmorrisrep.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/top-high-schools-2014-by-new-jersey-monthly.pdf
2016

http://patch.com/new-jersey/morristown/337-n-j-high-schools-considered-tops-nj-monthly-list