U.S. News & World Report released its rankings of the best public high schools in America and 39 of those schools are in NJ! The rankings provide insight into academic performance, especially among underserved groups.

  • 1. Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies, Edison
  • 2. High Technology High School
  • 3. Bergen County Academies
  • 4. Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health
  • 5. Dr. Ronald E McNair High School
  • 6. Union County Magnet High School
  • 7. Biotechnology High School, Freehold
  • 8. Bergen County Technical High School – Teterboro
  • 9. Academy for Information Technology, Scotch Plains
  • 10. Academy for Allied Health Sciences
  • 11. Infinity Institute, Jersey City
  • 12. Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands
  • 13. Elizabeth High School
  • 14. Glen Ridge High School
  • 15. Millburn High School

You can see the full rankings here. The data used came from the U.S. Department of Education, the individual state’s department of education, the College Board, and the International Baccalaureate exam. The ranking was then based on college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates.

New Jersey high school students are assessed in math and English language arts via the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, exams. High school students are required to study a world language to graduate.