Best High Schools
in New Jersey

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

Biotechnology High School

4000 KOZLOSKI RD, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728

#2

High Technology High School

BCC NEWMAN SPRINGS RD, LINCROFT, NJ 07738

#3

Bergen County Academies

200 HACKENSACK AVE, HACKENSACK, NJ 07601

#4

Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

123 COLES ST, JERSEY CITY, NJ 07302

#5

Bergen County Technical High School

504ROUTE 46 WEST, TETERBORO, NJ 07608

#6

Middlesex County Academy

100 TECHNOLOGY DR, EDISON, NJ 08837

#7

Academy for Allied Health Sciences

1776 RARITAN RD, SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ 07076

#8

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

346 CLARKSVILLE RD, PRINCETON JCT, NJ 08550

#9

Academy of Allied Health and Science

2325 HECK AVE, NEPTUNE, NJ 07753

#10

Elizabeth High School

600 PEARL ST, ELIZABETH, NJ 07202

NJ by the Numbers
Districts 295
High Schools 395
Full-Time Teachers 29,424
Students Enrolled 411,562

Featured Districts

New Jersey suburbs

The Freehold Regional High School District includes six high schools that serve 11,864 students.

Newark, New Jersey

There are 14 high schools among the Newark Public Schools, serving 9,367 students.