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.
Top Ranked NJ Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
4000 KOZLOSKI RD, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728#2
BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD, LINCROFT, NJ 07738#3
200 HACKENSACK AVE, HACKENSACK, NJ 07601#4
123 COLES ST, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302#5
504ROUTE 46 WEST, TETERBORO, NJ 07608#6
100 TECHNOLOGY DR, EDISON, NJ 08837#7
1776 RARITAN RD, SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076#8
346 CLARKSVILLE RD, PRINCETON JCT, NJ 08550#9
2325 HECK AVE, NEPTUNE, NJ 07753#10
600 PEARL ST, ELIZABETH, NJ 07202
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NJ by the Numbers
Districts 295 High Schools 395 Full-Time Teachers 29,424 Students Enrolled 411,562
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The Freehold Regional High School District includes six high schools that serve 11,864 students.
There are 14 high schools among the Newark Public Schools, serving 9,367 students.
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