Two Westfield schools have been recognized among the highest-performing schools in New Jersey by the State Department of Education, officials said.
Franklin Elementary and Roosevelt Intermediate schools were named as Reward Schools by the state this week. Only 57 schools received the recognition this year. Last year, 112 schools received these distinctions. The rankings are determined by analyzing data from the 2008-11 school years, including NJASK, HSPA and APA exams. High Performing Reward Schools are the highest performing in the state in terms of schoolwide proficiency and graduation rates.
"We are delighted to be a Rewards School earning the status of 'high-performing' school by the New Jersey Department of Education," said Franklin School Principal Eileen Cambria. "Franklin School is 'high performing' as a result of the outstanding work, dedication and high expectations demonstrated by our teaching staff. Parents should also take credit for this achievement as they establish the foundation as their child’s FIRST teacher, and support the work that we do here."
Roosevelt Intermediate School Principal Stewart Carey was not immediately available for comment.
The schools were two of six in Union County to receive the award. The other four were: Terence C. Reilly School No. 7, William F. Halloran School No. 22, both of Elizabeth City, and Union County Vocational Schools: Academy for Info Teach and Union County Vocational Tech.