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Wayne Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1489 students

 
 

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Posted December 14, 2011

There are some students here who try and do their best to succeed, but it is these students that suffer from a lack of respect and opportunity. Instead of accommodating those who try to best represent the school, the administration tends to get in the way and make it harder for exceptional students to succeed while making things easier for and babying the worse students. Cuts always come from the programs for the highest achievers, while athletic programs get to keep their money and threats of cuts for them are met with fury throughout. Money is frequently spent uselessly on improving the fields or the track while little is spent on academic extracurricular activities. The school does have good offerings and the few dedicated students can succeed, but this is often because of something within the student and not because of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2009

Both of my girls graduated with honors from Wayne Valley and I was impressed with the education that they received. Like all schools, you have a few misguided students and a small few teachers who aren't the greatest, but cannot imagine a better school or a better education. Mr. Reis, the principal is a bit unconventional but wonderful and, as freshmen, he meets with every single student to get to know them. I rate it 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2009

Great school, the teachers are top notch & passionate about what they do.The coaches are equally great, as shown by the numerous county championships .Valley also has a great music program and band.I graduated two children from WV,and both had great experiences, and went on to excell in college.As in every school there are a few disruptive elements and unfortunately these get all the attention. Valley has a strict no nonsence discipline policy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

As a student, I love going to Wayne Valley. All of the teachers are nice and very helpful. The sports are all very good, and there are many clubs to join. This is overall a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2006

Having sent my children there, I love Wayne Valley. The teachers are excellent, except for a few that should retire and will soon. The school runs with compassion, largely due to its principal who seems to be all things to the kids. A total biker stereotype, but intuitive and intelligent. Kids love his eccentricity. I'm sure the same is not true of a BOE who likes the 'look' more than the truth. WV is great. Parents should go take a look as they are often invited to do. Best school in Wayne.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2005

Highest Achieving academic district in Passaic county. 13 Conference championships last year. Excellent co-curricular choices available. Parents are becoming better educated as to how successful this school has become.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2004

This is a school that is going downhill. There are increasing disciplinary problems, and good students suffer from lack of respect from some teachers/administrators as well. Be advised.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2004

This school has a lot of advantages for children with disabilities and learning problems. They also have a very nice selection on sports and other after school activities for students to enjoy! They have very good teachers who know how to teach there students and get them to learn the information they'll need for there future and for college.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

358 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female99%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic88%
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanic60%
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students72%
Female73%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanic59%
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Special education31%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 52%
Hispanic 8% 22%
Asian 6% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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551 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (973) 317-2200

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