Wednesday, January 23, 2013
New Jersey Monthly publishes annual list this week.
Ten Westfield doctors earned inclusion on New Jersey Monthly's 2012 list of "New Jersey's Top Doctors," appearing in the issue which hits newstands today. The magazine polled 22,780 New Jersey doctors and asked them who they considered the state's best, naming 839 to the list. Westfield doctors included on the list are: * Editor's Note: This list has been amended to include Nancy Cozzini, MD, a Westfield resident, who practices at Clara Maass Hospital.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Senior editor comments on magazine's methodology.
When New Jersey Monthly released their rankings for public high schools last week, Westfield High School was ranked as #49 in the entire state. Two years ago, when the rankings were last released, the school was ranked 41. The drop represents a downward trend for WHS, which came in at #27 in 2008 and #22 in 2006. Eric Levin, a senior editor at NJ Monthly, said the magazine gets their data for measuring the schools from the state report cards. In the case of the 2012 ratings, the magazine relied on the 2010-11 report cards, which were released in May. Changes in how the state Department of Education (DOE) measures school data affected the rankings for several schools, Levin said. "We're dealing with different kinds of numbers that measure …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Dr. Margaret Dolan addresses NJ Monthly and The Star Ledger's placement of Westfield High School among top schools in the state.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Thursday, August 23, 2012
As we prepare to open our doors for the 2012-2013 school year, two statewide magazines have made it clear that the academic achievements of Westfield High School students continue to rank among the best in the state. This is demonstrated by student performance on the SAT, the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) and Advanced Placement tests. The Star Ledger’s Inside New Jersey’s article – “Top Performing High Schools” – (www.nj.com/inside-jersey ) - based its criteria solely on academic performance. Using these measures, Westfield High School ranked as the top performing comprehensive public high school in Union County. (Vocational and technical schools were also included in this listing.) New Jersey Monthly’s rankings included not …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Several other local schools made the list, including New Providence High School, which was ranked #1 in the state among public high schools.
Just days after The Star Ledger’s Inside New Jersey selected Westfield High School as one of the state's “Top Performing High Schools,” New Jersey Monthly Magazine places the school at #49 in the state. However, the ranking continues a downgrade in the school's fortunes — at least by the magazine's measures. NJ Monthly ranked Westfield High as #41 in 2010, #27 in 2008 and #22 in 2006. Nearby New Providence High School claimed the top spot. So, just what contributed to its high marks? “The school’s average class size is down sharply since the 2010 rankings, and its math scores in the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) have improved significantly. This at a time of state budget cuts and local belt-tightening,” according to the NJ …