WOOD-RIDGE, NJ -- The Wood-Ridge Board of Education reviewed the graduation data for the Wood-Ridge High School Class of 2020 at its Monday meeting, held both online and in-person. Approximately 80 people attended online while about one dozen attended in-person, along with the Board members in the high school's auditorium.
Superintendent of School Nicholas Cipriano gave the Graduation Data Report for the four year cohort for the Class of 2020. All districts are required by the New Jersey Department of Education to provide data on high school graduation which cover six key areas.
The total number of students graduated per the NJSMART Fall 2019 data snapshot was 95, and in August 2020 was 88.
The number of students graduated under the substitute competency test process was 40, 16 for ELA and 38 for Math. There were no students who graduated under the portfolio appeals process.
There were eight students who received State-endorsed high school diplomas as a result of meeting any alternate requirements for graduation as specified in their IEPs.
One student was denied graduation from the 12th grade, and none were denied graduation solely because of failure to pass assessments, substitute competency test or the portfolio appeals process.
During his Superintendent's Report, Cipriano explained that the district will hold virtual Back-to-School Nights. Wood-Ridge Junior/Senior High School is scheduled for September 28. Doyle School will be held September 29, and Wood-Ridge Intermediate School will be held September 30.
There will be virtual question and answer sessions for parents of college-bound students, said Cipriano. A College Night Q&A will be held on October 14. A Financial Aid/FAFSA Q&A session will be held October 21.
Cipriano also announced two SRO (School Resource Officers), who are retired Wood-Ridge Police officers, are now in the district's school buildings. He thanked the WRPD for being "a huge help to us."
Cipriano also noted the start of the delayed fall sports season with the girls' soccer team playing at Hasbrouck Heights, and the football team hosting Becton on Friday, October 2, and the boys' soccer team playing McNair High School He explained that the NJSIAA has set a limit for fan, and additional information would be issued by Athletic Director Marc Sinclair.
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