Moves from 114 to 87th
Lawrence High School (LHS) joins the New Jersey Monthly’s elite 2016 bi-annual ranking of Top 100 High Schools, as reported in the September 2016 issue. LHS moved up to #87 from its 2014 placement of #114. Criteria the publication considered when ranking schools come from data reported by schools to the state Department of Education (DOE) and published in the School Performance Reports section of the DOE website (state.nj.us/education).
The magazine reported it made several key changes in methodology when compiling this year’s list. Previously it used test scores… the state’s HSPA test results. However the state replaced those tests by PARCC tests in 2015. The publication consulted with superintendents in several districts and chose not to use data on PARCC testing this year to replace the HSPA scores. The polled superintendents were unanimous in their conclusion that the PARCC data is not yet a reliable metric, since student participation rates varied wildly among districts.
The publication stated: A new factor in the chart is student participation in visual and performing arts classes. Also, rather than looking at the percentage of 11th and 12th graders taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) test in English, math, social studies or science, New Jersey Monthly looked at the percentage taking an AP or IB test of any kind. It also made changes in the weight given to various factors, placing emphasis on student results. Despite these changes, the chart is largely consistent with the 2014 results.
“We are thrilled at this distinction.” noted Superintendent Crystal Edwards. “It is a testament to the high school staff’s hard work and dedication as well as to all the Lawrence Township Public Schools educators who contributed to the achievement of LHS students along the way.”
Valid from 09/04/2016 to 11/01/2016
Over 17,000 students attended the international awards and scholarships as emerging leaders and entrepreneurs.
Lawrenceville, NJ – Lawrence High School DECA chapter members earned the organization’s highest honors at DECA’s annual International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tennessee this past April.
Students/advisors receiving recognition at the international level were:
During the school year student members take part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete for local and regional titles. The competitions are designed to simulate real-life business scenarios and test students’ academic understanding and skills development. The top state and provincial winners put their talents to the test during the program’s final round of competition in Nashville. The DECA International Career Development Conference was the pinnacle of competition where members vied for international honors. Over $500,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to students and teachers for their achievements.
This year’s #DECAICDC featured a record-breaking 18,000 members and advisors in attendance, DECA’s largest conference to date. In addition to career-based competition, DECA members engaged in leadership academies and networking opportunities with over 60 internationally recognized businesses.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. For more information about DECA, please visit our website and to see the conversation from this year’s conference follow #DECAICDC on Twitter.
Valid from 05/02/2016 to 06/15/2016
Valid from 10/13/2015
Valid from 10/09/2009