Middletown High School North was cited for low test scores but notable student growth in a new report.
Inside Jersey, a magazine produced by the Star Ledger, used a "proprietary formula" to chart trends in student achievement over the past four years. The magazine used the state's High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), SAT scores and other data in its calculations to dole out letter grades. The full report can be seen here on NJ.com.
Middletown North was given a 'C' grade which the report describes as "Below average scores, above average growth." Test scores improved 6 percent over the study period.
Middletown North's composite SAT score was 1484.
Median home values are noted, but not factored into the calculations, according to the report. Generally, home values show that towns with the highest home values had the highest 'grades' in the report. Middletown's figure was $423,300, near the top of the list in Monmouth County.
In the print edition of the "New Jersey Top Performing Public High Schools," the magazine described 'C' schools as "Schools to keep your eye on. Though test scores are below average, academic growth has risen, in some cases, dramatically."