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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Wayne Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Wayne, NJ. It has 1,250 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Wayne Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
438 responses
Average ACT
28
87 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$118,044
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,643
National
$949
Median Home Value
$461,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
  • Beating Wayne Hills In Football (sometimes)
    17%
  • Relay For Life
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • The fashion show
    12%
  • The yearly culinary competition
    12%
  • Marching band
    7%
  • SDA
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,250
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,062
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.8%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$21,741/ year
National
$12,239
66%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Wayne Valley High School is the place where I met some forever friends, learned qualities I will take with me into the future aspects of my life, and it is where I was changed for the better. I have made connections with teachers, making waking up at 6 am bearable. Coming into high school, I was shy and reserved, unsure of what I wanted to do with my life. Thanks to the school making many different businesses courses available to me, I now know I would like to enter the business world. I never liked public speaking, but after taking marketing for two years, I am pro. I am excited to see what my future holds and I am so thankful Wayne Valley got me to where I currently am. Thank you for everything Wayne Valley!
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I have to say: this school is just like every other high school experience. Beautiful location, too. Yet, some areas need renovating for students to interact. However, administration is atrocious and some teachers are not qualified in teaching at all. No senior cafeteria/lunchroom for 12th graders. Food is a delight and much better than other schools. Nurse's office is clean, too. Bathrooms are dirty for both genders, as well as staff bathrooms. Students are always on technology, and extremely few teachers handle discipline. Sports teams are very flexible. Overall a horrible school, but still one of those ideal and normal school one sees everyday on television and such.
Wayne Valley High School was a very different experience for me... meaning that in the best way possible! I found myself socializing with many people and making many new friends. The teachers are always willing to support students and are always available when students need them. The school's safety is of not much concern at all, with there being a police station right next to the campus. With its diverse AP courses, Wayne Valley will have you leaving its doors having an idea of what you want to accomplish in life. I am definitely glad that I was able to spend my four years of high school at such a good school!