TAP Into Your Town's News

Montclair — News

Report Says: Montclair H.S. Test Scores Have Topped the List with Arts and Academics

Natalie Heard Hackett

Monday, August 25, 2014 • 5:30am

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair High School (MHS) has been identified as topping the list at number 5, according to Inside Jersey Magazine’s criteria  for Academics and the Arts for 2014.

Although MHS had earned a ‘B’ rating on the list of New Jersey’s high performing high schools last year, the rating is now combined with Arts education, and Montclair tops the list.

Using a new exclusive formula this year which includes three factors: a combined student SAT score, an arts education score, and a composite High School Proficiency Assessment score. For the first time this year, the ranking relied on a combination of test scores that included arts education.

According to the Star Ledger, 30.2 percent of New Jersey students were involved in visual arts, 16.7 percent were involved in music programs, and 3.5 percent in theatre and 1.8 percent in dance.

According to the formula below, MHS received an Arts Education score of  58, an Inside Jersey Score of 346, an HSPA score of 245 and a combined SAT ranting of 1628, thus earning a top third tier ranking. The median home value, according to the US Census is $592,500.

The relative ranking column on the table below, places the high schools in three tiers.The top third tier (+), the middle third (l) or the bottom third (-) indicate the rankings. 

*IJ (Inside Jersey)

Other Essex County Rankings are as follows:

County               School                   Arts %      IJ Score         HSPA            SAT         Ranking           Median Home Value

 ESSEX    Millburn H.S.                      78                 389         272                         1861       +             $939,900

ESSEX    North Star Acad. C.S.      75                   374         251                         1681       +             $264,400

ESSEX    Livingston H.S.                   60                368         264                         1749       +             $557,700

ESSEX    Glen Ridge H.S.                 51                356         254                         1719       +             $575,800

ESSEX    Montclair H.S.                    58                 346         245                         1628       +             $592,500

ESSEX    West Essex Reg. H.S.      43               340         251                         1569       +             $624,700

ESSEX    James Caldwell H.S.        29              337         242                         1625       +             $476,700

ESSEX    Science H.S.                        26             336         249                         1576       +             $264,400

ESSEX    Columbia H.S.                    72             334         230                         1583       +             $493,000

ESSEX    Verona H.S.                        58              333         238                         1557       +             $437,300

ESSEX    Cedar Grove H.S.             55               317         228                         1506       |              $465,900

ESSEX    Nutley H.S.                         39               309         216                         1518       |              $382,400

ESSEX    West Orange H.S.            64               301         210                         1433       |              $374,000

ESSEX    Cicely Tyson Comm        97               288         199                         1262       -              $243,700

ESSEX    University H.S.                  59                287         198                         1351       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Technology H.S.               48               286         209                         1330       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Essex County Voc-Blm   33               286         215                         1294       -              $346,100

ESSEX    Bard Early College H.S.   79             284         187                         1332       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Bloomfield H.S.                 46             284         200                         1375       -              $346,100

ESSEX    Team Academy CS           64           278         195                         1224       -              $264,400

ESSEX    West Caldwell Tech         90             275         210                         1103       -              $473,700

ESSEX    Arts H.S.                               91           273         184                         1241       -              $264,400

ESSEX    East Side H.S.                     42           266         191                         1239       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Essex Co Voc-W.Market     24           264         196                         1195       -              $264,400

ESSEX    American History H.S.         55           262         188                         1226       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Essex Co Voc-No. 13th       26           260         193                         1146       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Orange H.S.                          76           237         153                         1121       -              $273,900

ESSEX    Weequahic H.S.                    69           215         134                         1076       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Central H.S.                          41           214         144                         1063       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Newark Vocational H.S.     61           207         128                         1070       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Irvington H.S.                       60           198         108                         1132       -              $229,200

ESSEX    East Orange Campus      37           198         110                         1156       -              $243,700

ESSEX    Barringer H.S.                    38           193         122                         1012       -              $264,400

ESSEX    West Side H.S.                   44           190         112                         1053       -              $264,400

ESSEX    Malcolm X. Shabazz          50           189         116                         992         -              $264,400

ESSEX    Newark Bridges H.S.       39           176         112                           941         -              $264,400 

TAP into your town! Get Your Town's News In Your Inbox: Click here to sign up.