By Mr. Justin Mew on September 16, 2013
In yet another sign of academic prowess, students taking Algebra I last year topped the state in their collective performance in the mandated "End of Course" (EOC) exam. All students in middle, intermediate and high school who took Algebra I needed to take the EOC. Niu Valley Middle School average was a whopping 351. What does this number mean? 328 and higher Exceeds Proficiency. 300 to 328 Meets Proficiency. 263 to 300 Approaches Proficiency. Our Complex Area average was 287. The State average was 276. When compared against similar schools: NVMS fared better than 84% of them. Approximately 16% of similar schools had about the same average score. 0% of similar schools did better than Niu Valley Middle! Parents, individual results are being sent to the current high school for distribution to you. Congratulations, Class of 2017 Algebra 1 students, for your hard work, which led to exemplary performance on the EOC. We are proud of you and thank you and the NVMS Mathematics Department for earning the distinction of Hawaii's top public school Algebra I students.