We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 81 New Jersey schools made our rankings.View Rankings
New Jersey has been waived from many No Child Left Behind mandates and boasts one of the highest state graduation rates in the country. In 11th grade, New Jersey students take the High School Proficiency Assessment, which determines their math, reading and writing skills, according to the New Jersey Department of Education.
There are numerous New Jersey schools in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, including 32 with gold medals, 22 with silver medals and 27 with bronze medals. Gold medal winner High Technology High School is located in the Monmouth County Vocational School District, which is roughly 50 miles each from Newark, Trenton and New York City.