9 New Jersey High Schools Named Among Top 25 in U.S.
Newsweek's annual list of the top 500 high schools in the country was released this week, and New Jersey is incredibly well-represented.
Nine of the top 25 schools are in the Garden State.
Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia took the top spot, with the Academy for Math, Science, and Engineering in Rockaway, New Jersey at number two.
Also from NJ: Union County Magnet High School in Scotch Plains (#4), Middlesex County Academy for Science, Math, & Engineering Tech. in Edison (#10), Bergen County Academies in Hackensack (#11), Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune (#12), Biotechnology High School in Freehold (#14), High Technology High School in Lincroft (#20), Academy for Allied Health Sciences in Scotch Plains (#21), and Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains (#23.)
Unfortunately, South Jersey doesn't make many appearances on the list, though Burlington County's Moorestown High School is ranked #112.
The rankings are based on their 'college readiness score,' which is created using data like graduation rates, number of students taking tests like the SAT/ACT, college enrollment rates, average SAT/ACT test scores, number of students enrolled in Advances Placement (AP) classes, and other factors, outlined HERE.
For the complete list of Newsweek's 2016's top schools, click HERE.