Top 10 Best New Jersey Public Schools (2021)

New Jersey is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,370,037 students across the 2,594 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in New Jersey is 42%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 55%.
The top ranked public schools in New Jersey are High Technology High School, Union County Magnet High School and Bergen County Academies. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 56% (majority 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 Overall Ranked Public Schools in New Jersey (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    High Technology High SchoolVocational School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12765 Newman Springs Road
    LincroftNJ 07738
    (732) 842-8444

  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Union County Magnet High SchoolVocational School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121776 Raritan Road
    Scotch PlainsNJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

  • Rank: #33.
    Bergen County AcademiesVocational School
    Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12200 Hackensack Avenue
    HackensackNJ 07601
    (201) 343-6000

  • Rank: #44.
    Biotechnology High SchoolVocational School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-125000 Kozloski Road
    FreeholdNJ 07728
    (732) 431-7942

  • Rank: #55.
    Academy For Allied Health SciencesVocational School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121776 Raritan Road
    Scotch PlainsNJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

  • Rank: #66.
    School 28
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-8200 Presidential Boulevard
    PatersonNJ 07522
    (973) 321-0280

  • Rank: #77.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12195 Cedar Bridge Road
    ManahawkinNJ 08050
    (609) 978-8439

  • Rank: #88.
    Academy For Information TechnologyVocational School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121776 Raritan Road
    Scotch PlainsNJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

  • Rank: #99.Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12504 Route 46 West
    TeterboroNJ 07608
    (201) 343-6000

  • Rank: #1010.
    Academy Of Allied Health And ScienceVocational School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122325 Heck Avenue
    NeptuneNJ 07753
    (732) 775-0058

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Top New Jersey Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
83 Schools
44,708 Students
61% Minority
284 Schools
135,829 Students
50% Minority
146 Schools
68,904 Students
40% Minority
164 Schools
80,322 Students
58% Minority
34 Schools
12,493 Students
25% Minority
55 Schools
27,264 Students
72% Minority
244 Schools
136,627 Students
76% Minority
86 Schools
47,401 Students
29% Minority
130 Schools
87,490 Students
83% Minority
54 Schools
19,227 Students
19% Minority
105 Schools
55,798 Students
68% Minority
202 Schools
131,834 Students
71% Minority
192 Schools
97,734 Students
34% Minority
158 Schools
75,366 Students
35% Minority
119 Schools
68,867 Students
29% Minority
153 Schools
83,270 Students
72% Minority
33 Schools
10,833 Students
39% Minority
81 Schools
52,380 Students
55% Minority
47 Schools
20,140 Students
15% Minority
179 Schools
97,200 Students
68% Minority
45 Schools
16,350 Students
27% Minority
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