At a recent meeting, the Mt. Olive Board of Education honored Tinc Road Elementary School in Flanders for being ranked in the top five percent of highest-achieving elementary schools in New Jersey and in the top 10 percent in Morris County. Staff members and students joined Dr. Richard Fair, school principal, and Melissa Kolenski, instructional supervisor, in accepting a banner recognizing the achievement.
“I am so very proud of my students and teachers,” said Fair. “They’re wonderful. Reaching the top five percent in the state has never been done before by any school in Mt. Olive and I am honored that Tinc Road was the first to ever do so.”
Tinc Road’s ranking is based on PARCC scores from the 2015-2016 school year as reported on Schooldigger.com, a website that compiles test score data from more than 120,000 schools nationwide. Particularly notable were Tinc Road’s strides in fourth and fifth grade language arts and math. Compared to 2014-2015, the percentage of fourth-graders rated as proficient increased by nine percent in language arts and 40 percent in math; the percentage of fifth-graders rated as proficient increased by 16 percent in language arts and 26 percent in math.
This is the fourth year in the past six years in which Tinc Road has been honored as a top Morris County school. Overall, the district was ranked in the top 13 percent of the best New Jersey school systems.