Inside Jersey, a magazine produced by the Star Ledger, used a "proprietary formula" to chart trends in student achievement over the past four years.
The magazine used data from the state's High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), SAT scores and other data in its calculations to dole out letter grades. The full report can be seen here on NJ.com.
Hightstown High School was given an 'B' grade for "above average scores, below average growth."
Hightstown High School earned a "B" grade for above average scores
and above average growth.
The composite SAT score for Hightstown High School
was 1535. Student achievement was calculated at a 7.2 percent change from
2008-2012, the time period for the study.