Top 10 Best New Jersey Public Schools (2021-22)

New Jersey is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,368,249 students across the 2,588 public schools for the 2021-22 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in New Jersey is 44%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 57%.
The top ranked public schools in New Jersey are Bergen County Academies, School 28 and Academy For Allied Health Sciences. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 56% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NJ) School Average
Asian
10%
Hispanic
29%
Black
15%
White
44%
Two or more races
2%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.

Top Ranked Public Schools in New Jersey (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Bergen County Academies
Vocational School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-6000
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
School 28
Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-8
200 Presidential Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0280
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Academy For Allied Health Sciences
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Academy For Information Technology
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Biotechnology High School
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
5000 Kozloski Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 431-7942
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Communications High School
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1740 New Bedford Road
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 681-1010
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
High Technology High School
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738
(732) 842-8444
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Middlesex County Vocational Academy Math Science &engineering Techn
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
100 Technology Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
(732) 452-2600
Rank: #3 - 93. - 9.
Union County Magnet High School
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #10 - 1210. - 12.
Academy Of Allied Health And Science
Vocational School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2325 Heck Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 775-0058

Best New Jersey Public Schools by County (2021-22)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
83
44,708
61%
284
135,829
50%
144
68,414
40%
163
80,111
57%
34
12,493
25%
243
136,544
76%
129
86,738
83%
54
19,227
19%
105
55,798
68%
202
131,834
71%
192
97,734
34%
158
75,366
35%
119
68,867
29%
153
83,270
72%
33
10,833
39%
81
52,380
55%
46
19,888
15%
179
97,200
68%
45
16,350
27%

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