Top 10 Best New Jersey Public Schools (2022-23)

New Jersey is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,342,156 students across the 2,564 public schools for the 2022-23 school year (there are 1,296 private schools, serving 202,161 students). 87% of all K-12 students in New Jersey are educated in public schools compared to national average of 90%.
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 59% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NJ) School Average
Asian
10%
Hispanic
31%
Black
15%
White
41%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.

Top Ranked Public Schools in New Jersey (2022-23)

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%
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%
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 Voc 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.
Hunterdon County Academies
Vocational School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1445 State Route 31
Flemington, NJ 08822
(908) 788-1119

Best New Jersey Public Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
78
42,495
62%
288
136,630
54%
137
66,720
44%
159
80,366
59%
32
11,877
27%
247
139,592
78%
128
85,305
83%
52
17,664
23%
107
55,801
72%
203
127,037
75%
191
96,848
37%
153
70,053
40%
117
67,070
33%
158
81,016
72%
34
10,765
41%
75
47,257
60%
46
19,177
20%
184
100,113
71%
40
15,194
33%

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