NORTH BERGEN – The State Department of Education has released its latest School Report Card data and the Hudson County Schools of Technology’s High Tech High School and County Prep High School improved over last year. HCST students posted high scores on the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), a standardized test given to high school juniors in March.
The students’ scores increased in mathematics and language arts literacy from their 2011 to their 2012 scores. In math, students went from 87 percent proficient or advanced proficient in 2011 to 91.4 percent in 2012, and in Language Arts Literacy students increased from 95.6 percent proficient or advanced proficient in 2011 to 96.8 percent in 2012.
“The increase in our scores validates all of the hard work the remarkable young men and women do here every day, as well as the dedication and professionalism of our faculty” said Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Frank J. Gargiulo. “I am very proud of their accomplishments as they continue to strive for perfection.”
In addition, the district’s graduation rate increased slightly from 98.48 percent in 2011, to 99.28 percent in 2012.
The two high schools, High Tech located in North Bergen and County Prep in Jersey City, are public schools of choice that are operated by the Hudson County Schools of Technology.
Full School Report Card data is available by following this link: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc10/index.html