These are the best NJ high schools as ranked by U.S News & World Report
New Jersey has eight of the top 100 high schools in the nation, per the U.S. News & World Report annual list released last week.
Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies was named the state's best high school and No. 27 in the country. The school in Edison has 159 students and a 13-to-1 ratio of students to teachers. U.S. News ranked it highly for college readiness, math and reading performance and proficiency and graduation rate.
High Technology High School in Lincroft is No. 2 in the state and No. 53 in the nation. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack is No. 3 in New Jersey and No. 54 in the U.S.
The U.S. News annual report evaluates schools based on six factors, including: graduation rate; the availability of college-level curriculum; reading and math proficiency and performance on assessments; the performance of traditionally "underserved" populations such as Black and Hispanic students; and students' college readiness, based on AP and IB exam scores.
Here are the top 20 high schools in New Jersey, per U.S. News & World Report:
- Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies: Edison, No. 27 nationally
- High Technology High School: Lincroft, No. 53 nationally
- Bergen County Academies: Hackensack, No. 54 nationally
- Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health: Woodbridge, No. 61 nationally
- Dr. Ronald E. McNair High School: Jersey City, No. 73 nationally
- Union County Magnet High School: Scotch Plains, No. 83 nationally
- Biotechnology High School: Freehold, No. 91 nationally
- Bergen County Technical High School: Teterboro, No. 92 nationally
- Academy for Information Technology: Scotch Plains, No. 123 nationally
- Academy for Allied Health Sciences: Scotch Plains, No. 158 nationally
- Infinity Institute: Jersey City, No. 182 nationally
- Marine Academy of Science and Technology: Highlands, No. 194 nationally
- Elizabeth High School, No. 204 nationally
- Glen Ridge High School, No. 345 nationally
- Millburn High School, No. 370 nationally
- Livingston High School, No. 424 nationally
- Summit Senior High School, No. 442 nationally
- West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, No. 468 nationally
- Academy of Allied Health and Science: Neptune, No. 473 nationally
- Science Park High School: Newark, No. 505 nationally
Joshua Jongsma is a breaking news editor for NorthJersey.com. For unlimited access to all the major news happening in North Jersey, subscribe here. To get breaking news directly to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.