by Dorothy Philbin | CNBNews Contributor
GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 30, 2022)--A retired NJEA teacher got very upset with me for bringing attention to facts about Gloucester City's schools that are openly available on the city's and state's web pages. The teacher demanded that I stop writing about the schools. That will never happen, but I did allow a little time for the restoration of tranquility.
I looked into U.S. News trying to verify that which was written about Camden County school ratings for the 2021/2022 school year. Here are their ratings of the county's high schools (from first to last.)
District State Rank National Rank1. Haddonfield 31 7082. Haddon Township 159 4,3323. Collingswood 173 4,8024. Gloucester City 183 5,0995. Audubon 303 9,8306. Haddon Heights 308 9,9737. Triton 309 10,1268, Overbrook 329 11,4349. Winslow Twp 330 11,43410. Highland Regional 331 11,53411. Pennsauken 345 12,34312. Lindenwold 353 12,88413 Camden W.W. N/A 13,383
The results were different from what I expected. Winslow Twp scored higher than Highland? I worked in Winslow so I was very confused. Consequently, I checked the criteria.
- 30% College Readiness
- 20% State Assessment Proficiency
- 20% State Assessment compared to U.S. News expectations of Black, Hispanic and Low-income students
10% Underserved Students (Black, Hispanic and Low-Income students only)
- 10% College Curriculum Breath - 12th Grade students only
- 10% Graduation Rate
Analysis of this data in the next article.