Top 10 Best New Jersey Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 134 blue ribbon public schools serving 69,844 students in New Jersey.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in New Jersey are Academy For Allied Health Sciences, Marine Of Technology And Environmental Science and Monmouth County Of Allied Health And Science. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
New Jersey blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best New Jersey Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Academy For Allied Health Sciences
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Grades: 9-12
| 309 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Marine Of Technology And Environmental Science
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
195 Cedar Bridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 978-8439
Grades: 9-12
| 274 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Monmouth County Of Allied Health And Science
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2325 Heck Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 775-0058
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Union County Magnet High School
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Grades: 9-12
| 308 students
Rank: #55.
Communications High School
Vocational School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1740 New Bedford Road
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 681-1010
Grades: 9-12
| 310 students
Rank: #66.
Middlesex County Voc Allied Health & Biomedical Science
Vocational School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1 Convery Boulevard
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 634-5858
Grades: 8-12
| 285 students
Rank: #77.
Dr Ronald Mcnair High School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
123 Coles Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 418-7617
Grades: 9-12
| 704 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Academy For Information Technology
Vocational School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Grades: 9-12
| 287 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Bergen County Academies
Vocational School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,109 students
Rank: #1010.
Marine Of Science And Technology
Vocational School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
305 Mast Way
Highlands, NJ 07732
(732) 291-0995
Grades: 9-12
| 269 students
Rank: #1111.
Princeton Charter School
Charter School
Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
100 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-0575
Grades: K-8
| 422 students
Rank: #1212.
Morris County School Of Technology
Vocational School
Math: 73% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 East Main Street
Denville, NJ 07834
(973) 627-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 809 students
Rank: #1313.
School 28
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
200 Presidential Boulevard
Paterson, NJ 07522
(973) 321-0280
Grades: PK-8
| 452 students
Rank: #1414.
Infinity Institute
Math: 69% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
193 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 915-1404
Grades: 6-12
| 485 students
Rank: #1515.
Mendham Township Middle School
Math: 70% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16 Washington Valley Road
Brookside, NJ 07926
(973) 543-7107
Grades: 5-8
| 308 students
Rank: #1616.
New Providence High School
Math: 67% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
35 Pioneer Dr
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 464-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 657 students
Rank: #1717.
Ridge High School
Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
268 South Finley Avenue
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 204-2585
Grades: 9-12
| 1,731 students
Rank: #1818.
Millburn High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
462 Millburn Ave
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 564-7130
Grades: 9-12
| 1,343 students
Rank: #1919.
Academy For Performing Arts
Vocational School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Grades: 9-12
| 234 students
Rank: #2020.
Mount Prospect Elementary School
Math: 82% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
111 Hansom Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 470-1600
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #2121.
Sea Girt Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
451 Bell Place
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
(732) 449-3422
Grades: PK-8
| 130 students
Rank: #2222.
Roosevelt Intermediate School
Math: 63% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 Clark Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 789-4560
Grades: 6-8
| 681 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Essex Fells Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 Hawthorne Rd
Essex Fells, NJ 07021
(973) 226-0505
Grades: PK-6
| 253 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Littlebrook School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
39 Magnolia Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 806-4250
Grades: PK-5
| 345 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Mendham Township Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18 West Main Street
Brookside, NJ 07926
(973) 543-7107
Grades: PK-4
| 454 students
Rank: #2626.
Upper School
Math: 63% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
143 Charlotte Pl
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 567-7292
Grades: 3-8
| 256 students
Rank: #2727.
New Providence Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
35 Pioneer Drive
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 464-9161
Grades: 7-8
| 376 students
Rank: #2828.
Chatham High School
Math: 63% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
255 Lafayette Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
(973) 457-2505
Grades: 9-12
| 1,266 students
Rank: #2929.
Academy I
Math: 60% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
209 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 915-6500
Grades: 6-8
| 402 students
Rank: #3030.
Hillside Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
340 Homans Avenue
Closter, NJ 07624
(201) 768-3860
Grades: PK-4
| 621 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
H W Mountz Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
411 Tuttle Ave
Spring Lake, NJ 07762
(732) 449-6380
Grades: PK-8
| 159 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Henry B. Milnes Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8-01 Phillip St
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 794-5550
Grades: K-4
| 421 students
Rank: #3333.
Martin Luther King Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
285 Tingley Lane
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2980
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
Rank: #3434.
Edith A. Bogert Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
391 W Saddle River Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 961-6350
Grades: 3-5
| 354 students
Rank: #3535.
Rumson-fair Haven Regional High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
74 Ridge Road
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-1597
Grades: 9-12
| 930 students
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New Jersey blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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