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Moorestown Has 2nd-Highest Grad Rate in County

Moorestown continues to be one of the county's and region's top-performing schools.

Moorestown High School has the second-highest graduation rate in Burlington County.
Moorestown High School has the second-highest graduation rate in Burlington County.
Moorestown has the second-highest graduation rate in Burlington County, according to numbers released by the state Department of Education.

The graduation rate at Moorestown High School increased by nearly 2 full percentage points, from 95.64 in 2012 to 97.53 in 2013.

The only district that did better was Cinnaminson, which had a 97.98 percent graduation rate. Moorestown surpassed several other high-performing high schools in the county, including Shawnee (97.01) and Cherokee (96.39), and had the fourth-highest rate in the tri-county region behind only Cinnaminson, Cherry Hill High School East (97.74) and Haddonfield Memorial High School (97.71).

This is the third year in a row the state is using the new federal methodology for calculating the graduation rate. The formula takes into account students who enter the high school in ninth grade and those students who left the district. It also counts students who have transferred in or out during the course of the year.

Here's how other nearby districts did:
  • Delran High School — 93.72 percent (2012 — 88.19)
  • Maple Shade High School — 86.96 (2012 — 90.64)
  • Palmyra High School — 86.75 (2012 — 86.05)
Willingboro High School had the lowest graduation rate in the county, with 73.15 percent.

Moorestown's rate is 10 percentage points higher than the statewide average of 87.5.

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