Eight New Jersey public high schools finished in the top 100 best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s rankings, released Tuesday.
Its analysis of the best public high schools uses several factors: college readiness, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate.
According to the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments require high school students to be assessed in math, English, language arts and science.
Out of 18,000 eligible schools across 50 states and the District of Columbia, here are the top high schools in New Jersey.
Best high schools in New Jersey: Top 10
10. Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains: #230 in national rankings
9. Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains: #122 in national rankings
8. Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro: #88 in national rankings
7. Bergen County Academies in Hackensack: #78 in national rankings
6. Dr. Ronald E McNair High School in Jersey City: #77 in national rankings
5. Biotechnology High School in Freehold: #72 in national rankings
4. Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health in Woodbridge: #65 in national rankings
3. High Technology High School in Lincroft: #64 in national rankings
2. Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison: #39 in national rankings
1. Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains: #26 in national rankings
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Ocean County, NJ, high schools on the list
#82 Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science#96 Point Pleasant Beach High School#171 Point Pleasant Borough High School#185 New Egypt High School#205 Pinelands Regional High School#206 Toms River High School East#207 Toms River High School North#254 Brick Township High School#259 Jackson Memorial High School#285 Toms River High School South#287 Barnegat High School Barnegat#296 Jackson Liberty High School#301 Southern Regional High School#308 Manchester Township High School
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Monmouth County, NJ, high schools on the list
#3 High Technology High School#5 Biotechnology High School#11 Monmouth County Academy of Allied Health and Science#14 Marine Academy of Science and Technology#34 Communications High School#43 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School#57 Marlboro High School#89 Red Bank Regional High School#91 Manasquan High School#97 Colts Neck High School#108 Henry Hudson Regional School#121 Wall High School #122 Allentown High School#130 Freehold Borough High School#133 Matawan Regional High School#143 Freehold Township High School#151 Raritan High School#166 Manalapan High School#172 Middletown High School South#183 Ocean Township High School#193 Howell High School#200 Shore Regional High School#228 Long Branch High School#229 Monmouth Regional High School