School District Receives ‘A’ Rating for 2015-2016 School Year

School District Receives ‘A’ Rating for 2015-2016 School Year

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The Cinnaminson school district received an ‘A’ rating for the 2015-2016 school year as determined by NICHE, ranking 5th in South Jersey.

“I would like to start off the New Year by congratulating the staff and students of Cinnaminson High School on being recognized on its’ most recent accomplishment,” principal Darlene Llewellyn said in her January newsletter.

NICHE developed the rankings for the real estate market. The factors used include:

  • State test scores (PARCC 2014-2015 test results)
  • College readiness
  • Graduation rates
  • SAT/ACT scores
  • Teacher quality as measured by advanced degrees
  • Student/teacher ratios
  • Student/parent surveys
  • AP enrollment
  • AP pass rate
  • Advanced math enrollment

Cinnaminson received an ‘A’ grade for the 2015-2016 school year. The schools were ranked in the following categories:

  • Academics—B+ (reflecting the 2014-15 PARCC scores)
  • Administration—A
  • Clubs and Activities—A
  • College Readiness—A-
  • Culture & Diversity—B
  • Extracurriculars—A+
  • Food—A-
  • Resources and Facilities-A
  • Sports—A
  • Teachers—A-

NICHE also separates schools based on regions and Cinnaminson ranked 5th for Southern New Jersey for Pre-K through 12th grade school districts, which includes Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties.

Cinnaminson ranked 6th overall for Southern New Jersey when adding in K-8th grade and regional schools.

Cinnaminson school district received a statewide rank of 80 from NICHE.

“The above is great news for our school district and community,” Llewellyn said in the newsletter. “You should all take significant pride in your contribution in making Cinnaminson a truly special place to be. Congratulations to our students and staff on this accomplishment.”

The rest of the January newsletter from Mrs. Llewellyn can be read here.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at