Mixed results for Parsippany schools can be found in the just-released biennial ranking of 328 high schools in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine. The news is good for , which rose 27 places from its 2010 ranking to land at number 23. l, on the other hand, fell two spots to number 86, still considered to be an eviable ranking.
NJ Monthly Magazine’s 2012 list of the top public high schools will be featured in the September issue, which hits newsstands Aug. 28.
The magazine notes that the average class size at Par Hills is 18.2 and that the combined average SAT score is 1629.
For Par High, NJ Monthly reports the average class size as 19.2 and the combined average SAT score as 1587.
NJ Monthly Magazine made changes to its methodology this year, including a new graduation-rate calculation, eliminating student/computer ratio as a factor and increasing the weighting for data on test results, according to its article announcing the top public high schools.
“The school’s average class size is down sharply since the 2010 rankings, and its math scores in the High School Proficiency Assessment have improved significantly. This at a time of state budget cuts and local belt-tightening,” according to the NJ Monthly Magazine article.
Here's how some other Morris County schools performed:School 2012 2010 Kinnelon 5 21 Madison 6 15 Mountain Lakes 7 9 Randolph 37 52 Whippany Park 38 42 Montville 39 47 Morris Hills 42 70 West Morris Mendham 45 26 Morristown 75 66 Morris Knolls 79 79 Roxbury 93 115 Butler 94 176 Jefferson 211 158