- State Champs! Hillbillies Defeat CresskillPosted 2 weeks ago
- Thanksgiving Game Cancellation StandsPosted 3 weeks ago
- Car Totalled In Avenue CrashPosted 3 weeks ago
- Multi-Vehicle Crash Snarls AvenuePosted 4 weeks ago
- Top Stories For October 2014Posted 1 month ago
- Fire Damages Gerdes Avenue HomePosted 1 month ago
- School Field Foes Force Full Project ReviewPosted 1 month ago
- Town, PBA Reach Agreement On Police TechPosted 1 month ago
- Possible Break In Gas Station Murder TrialPosted 1 month ago
- Water Main Break Closes MontrosePosted 1 month ago
VHS Moves Way Up In Washington Post Rankings
Superintendent Steve Forte told the Board of Education on Tuesday night that Verona High School has seen a substantial improvement in its position on a list of America’s most challenging high schools.
The list, published by The Washington Post, ranks schools by looking at the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at the schools each year divided by the number of graduating seniors. Verona has been pushing more students to take AP courses and their accompanying tests, and their ranks have increased dramatically. Last fall, the BOE honored 23 students AP Scholar Students, a distinction granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams, while six were named AP Scholars With Honor (an average of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams), and 17 were named AP Scholar with Distinction (at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more tests). Two students, Benjamin Jung and Jenna O’Connell, the co-salutatorians of the Class of 2013, received the top honor, National AP Scholar, which is given for scoring an average of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. ￼
Verona High School has risen from 1,704 on the Washington Post list in 2011 to 817 this year. It is one of 122 New Jersey high schools on the list, which includes local public high schools, regional high schools and private and charter schools. VHS is 21 on the list of New Jersey schools and compares favorably to other schools to others in its so-called District Factor Group: Cresskill is number 12, Madison is 14. Glen Ridge, also in Verona’s DFG, was 25. Among the other public and private schools around Verona, Montclair Kimberley Academy was 32, West Essex was 52, West Orange was 103 and Montclair was 112. Elizabeth High School was ranked number 1 in New Jersey; the top school nationwide was the American Indian Public Charter school in Oakland, Calif.
Get News Updates By Email
Forest Avenue School Wins $1,000
Forest Ave School in Verona was the lucky national...
- Posted 12 hours ago
Chivily To Play Softball In College
Caroline Chivily, four-year varsity starter for the Verona High...
- Posted 13 hours ago
H.B. Whitehorne Plans Second Science Fair
In June 2014, H.B. Whitehorne Middle School hosted a Science...
- Posted 16 hours ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 52
This is it folks: The last week of MyVeronaNJ.com’s...
- Posted 3 years ago
Where In Verona Is It? Week 22
Naughty? Nice? We’re not going to be judgmental. We’re...
- Posted 4 years ago
PSEG: Here’s Verona Outage Map
With the millions of homes without power around New...
- Posted 2 years ago