Attorney Inzelbuch: In an effort to fully apprise all stakeholders of the efforts and progress of Lakewood schools, I have been requested by the Superintendent and Board to release the following information:
- An easy to read chart detailing information from the 2017-2018 New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) “ Performance Reports” that demonstrates, in part, the continued efforts of our dedicated staff and hard work of our students. ( It is noted that Lakewood High School has not yet met all standards but is actively pursuing same under the leadership of Principal Marcy Marshall. It should be further noted that for the upcoming 2019-20 school years changes re set to occur that it is believed based on empirical data and review will increase scores and achievement including, but not limited, to student schedule changes , removal of the majority of “block scheduling, increased instruction in academic classes, etc. )
- A District Chart comparing the 2018 and 2019 Advanced Placement (“A.P.” ) results that demonstrates an increase in students participating and achieving .
- One of the PARCC Presentations, which was presented in public on October 24, 2018. Every October, PARCC data is presented at a public meeting in the attached format. The Superintendent then has each Principal present their PARCC data and programs, along with their plan to improve student outcomes at the upcoming meetings.
- 2017 PARCC Data compared to 2018 PARCC DATA demonstrating, in part, upward trends .
- The 2017-2018 School “Performance Report” demonstrating that many of the District’s public schools met or exceeded the standard, as set by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Please also be advised that the Lakewood School District is in discussions with Ocean County College, and ,expects to approve having Lakewood High School named as an Ocean County College off site Campus, for LHS graduates, at our next BOE Meeting, which will further assist our students obtain a College Degree without the additional expense of travelling to Toms River, etc.
Please also be advised that the curriculum utilized by Lakewood public schools is approved by NJDOE and is often utilized by staff not only in Lakewood but throughout the region.
The Administration, Board and staff realize that we have a “long way to go “ , however, let us take a moment to reflect on the positive trends that we are experiencing despite the many challenges faced by our students, families, and staff including , but not limited, to the State not providing monies for a “T an E” education that has , in the past, caused “Reductions In Force”, instability, etc.
Also, lest we forget, the Lakewood school district is the only public school district in Ocean County that has a urban student population that is more than 90% minority, 100 % free and reduced lunch , more second language learners than any other school district in Ocean County, more “at risk “ students as determined by NJDOE criteria than any other district in Ocean County, etc.2017-2018 CAGS Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 EGC School Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 LECC School Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 LHS Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 LMS Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 Oak Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 Piner Performance Report in its entirety
2017-2018 Spruce Performance Report in its entirety
2018 PARCC Presentation for BOE October 24 2018
2018 Performance Data Chart
Advanced Placement Comparison 2018 vs. 2019 Final
PARCC 2018 Results Final