How many children are in the average seventh-grade classroom at the Red Bank Middle School, and how does that compare to the statewide average?
Where can one get math and verbal-skills proficiency results for students at Red Bank Regional?
NJ Spotlight, a public-issues news site launched earlier this year, has compiled and posted comprehensive data on every New Jersey public schools performance and spending.
The info includes test scores, average per-pupil expenditures and how much each spends on clubs and sports.
From an announcement by NJ Spotlight editor John Mooney:
The School Report Card is one of many data tools that we plan to provide our readers, giving them a look at important statistics and measurements in informative and innovative ways.
While much of the school data has been available in a variety of places online, NJ Spotlight has created a graphical interface that allows you to build your own reports and see at a glance how your school stacks up against the averages. You can compare your school with others by opening a second window.
NJ Spotlight was started by a team led by ex-Star-Ledger reporter Mooney, a longtime education reporter, and Tom Johnson, who covered energy issues for the newspaper.