Middletown High School South's higher-than-average test scores stand out among Monmouth County schools 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 South was given an 'A' grade for "Above average scores, below average growth." Test scores improved 3.4 percent over the study period.
The report notes the composite SAT score at the school was 1608.
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" report, the magazine called 'A' schools "Schools above average to excellent. Many are great schools with scores that remain high."