The annual rankings of the best high schools in the US were just released by Niche.com and NJ made the top of the list.

High Technology High School in Lincroft came in at number 8 in the US, while Bergen County Academies in Hackensack took the number 9 spot.  Biotechnology High School in Freehold placed number 21, while Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science in Manahawkin came in at number 24.

The highest ranked public high school in the US was The Davidson Academy (Reno, Nevada). There were 14 NJ schools in the top 100 and many more were on the rest of the list. Here are the standouts from the Garden State:

  • High Technology High School (#8)
  • Bergen County Academies (#9)
  • Biotechnology High School (#21)
  • Marine Academy of Technology and Environmental Science (#24)
  • The Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering (#25)
  • Union County Magnet High School (#26)
  • Academy for Information Technology (#42)
  • Bergen County Technical High School (#57)
  • Princeton High School (#66)
  • Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (#81)
  • West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South (#84)
  • Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School (#85)
  • Academy for Allied Health Science (#94)
  • Millburn Senior High School (#96)

Niche.com factored in academic and student life data from thousands of schools across the country to come up with the 2022 rankings. The top factor was academics, but Niche.com also looked at culture and diversity, teachers, clubs and activities, sports and more. Here are the top 50 high schools:

  1. The Davidson Academy (Reno, NV)
  2. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (Durham, NC)
  3. MA Academy for Math & Science School (Worcester, MA)
  4. Maggie Walker Governor’s School (Richmond, VA)
  5. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology (Fairfax County, VA)
  6. Payton College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL)
  7. Northside College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL)
  8. High Technology High School (Lincroft, NJ)
  9. Bergen County Academies (Hackensack, NJ)
  10. School for Talented & Gifted (Dallas, TX)
  11. Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)
  12. Bronx High School of Science (New York, NY)
  13. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (Aurora, IL)
  14. Staten Island Technical High School (New York, NY)
  15. Townsend Harris High School (New York, NY)
  16. South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (Hartsville, SC)
  17. The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science (Columbus, MS)
  18. Adlai E. Stevenson High School (IL)
  19. Liberal Arts & Science Academy (Austin, TX)
  20. Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (Oklahoma City, OK)
  21. Biotechnology High School (Freehold, NJ)
  22. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology (Gwinnett County, GA)
  23. Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Chicago, IL)
  24. Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science (Manahawkin, NJ)
  25. The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering (Rockaway, NJ)
  26. Union County Magnet High School (Scotch Plains, NJ)
  27. Jericho Senior High School (Jericho, NY)
  28. School of Science & Engineering (Dallas, TX)
  29. Great Neck South High School (Great Neck, NY)
  30. Poolesville High School (Montgomery County, MD)
  31. The Early College at Guilford (Guilford County, NC)
  32. Raleigh Charter High School (Raleigh, NC)
  33. Henry M. Gunn High School (Palo Alto, CA)
  34. Canyon Crest Academy (San Diego, CA)
  35. Syosset Senior High School (Syosset, NY)
  36. Saratoga High School (Saratoga, CA)
  37. Lexington High School (Lexington, MA)
  38. Julia Masterman Secondary High School (Philadelphia, PA)
  39. BASIS Oro Valley (Oro Valley, AZ)
  40. BASIS Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)
  41. Jones College Prep High School (Chicago, IL)
  42. Academy for Information Technology (Scotch Plains, NJ)
  43. High School Math Science & Engineering at The City College of New York (New York, NY)
  44. California Academy of Mathematics & Science (Long Beach, CA)
  45. Indiana Academy for Science Mathematics and Humanities (Muncie, IN)
  46. Signature School (Evansville, IN)
  47. Pine View School (Sarasota, FL)
  48. Glenbrook North High School (Glenbrook, IL)
  49. High School of American Studies at Lehman College (New York, NY)
  50. Palo Alto High School (Palo Alto, CA)

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