Best High Schools
in New Jersey

We reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 76 New Jersey schools made our rankings.View Rankings

New Jersey has been waived from many No Child Left Behind mandates. 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 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, including 25 with gold medals, 19 with silver medals and 32 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.

Top Ranked NJ Schools

To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

#1

Biotechnology High School

4000 KOZLOSKI RD, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728

#2

High Technology High School

BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD, LINCROFT, NJ 07738

#3

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

123 COLES ST, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

#4

Middlesex County Academy

100 TECHNOLOGY DR, EDISON, NJ 08837

#5

Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

504ROUTE 46 WEST, TETERBORO, NJ 07608

#6

Academy of Allied Health and Science

2325 HECK AVE, NEPTUNE, NJ 07753

#7

Ridge High School

268 SO FINLEY AVE, BASKING RIDGE, NJ 07920

#8

Union County Magnet High School

1776 RARITAN RD, SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076

#9

Chatham High School

255 LAFAYETTE AVE, CHATHAM, NJ 07928

#10

Princeton High School

151 MOORE ST, PRINCETON, NJ 08540

NJ by the Numbers
Districts 296
High Schools 398
Full-Time Teachers 33,246
Students Enrolled 404,165

Featured Districts

New Jersey suburbs

The Freehold Regional High School District includes six high schools that serve 11,594 students.

Newark, New Jersey

There are 16 high schools among the Newark Public Schools, serving 10,024 students.