Newark Tech earns National Blue Ribbon status
01/31/2016 - 02:35 PM | by Newark Pulse

Newark Tech earns National Blue Ribbon status

Essex County Newark Tech was named a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. It  was identified as an “Exemplary High Performing” school and was chosen for the coveted recognition because of the overall excellence of student achievement.

Schools receiving a National Blue Ribbon Award that are identified as “Exemplary High Performing” schools have their state’s highest high school graduation rates and the highest achieving students (the top 15%) in English and mathematics as measured by state assessments. Newark Tech students earned a 98.8 percent proficiency in Math and 99.4 percent proficiency in Language Arts according to results achieved on the 2014 High School Proficiency Assessment. In addition, Newark Tech was recognized by the NJ State Department of Education as a Title I Distinguished school in 2013 and was categorized as a High Performing Reward School in 2014 and 2016.

Newark Tech also was recognized by U.S. News and World Report Magazine as one of America’s Best High Schools, was designated as a Title One Distinguished School and was listed among the top 25 Career and Educational Technical Schools in the United States by the National Association for Career and Technical Education Directors. In addition, the school boasts a 96 percent graduation rate with 87 percent of the students continuing their education at a four-year or two-year institution.

From wikipedia, The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1982 to honor schools which have achieved high levels of performance or made significant improvements in closing the achievement gap in schools where at least 40% of the student population is classified as disadvantaged.

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