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For the 2021 school year, there are 116 blue ribbon public schools serving 61,163 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 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.
New Jersey blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 78% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top New Jersey Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    High Technology High School Vocational School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    765 Newman Springs Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738
    (732) 842-8444

    287 students
    Year: 2003
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    Union County Magnet High School Vocational School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

    304 students
    Year: 2004, 2013
  • Rank: #33.
    Bergen County Academies Vocational School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    200 Hackensack Avenue
    Hackensack, NJ 07601
    (201) 343-6000

    1,098 student
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #44.
    Biotechnology High School Vocational School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5000 Kozloski Road
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    (732) 431-7942

    323 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #55.
    Academy For Allied Health Sciences Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

    297 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #66.
    School 28 Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    200 Presidential Boulevard
    Paterson, NJ 07522
    (973) 321-0280

    506 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #77.
    Marine Academy 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

    275 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #88.
    Academy For Information Technology Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1776 Raritan Road
    Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

    300 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #99.
    Academy Of Allied Health And Science Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2325 Heck Avenue
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    (732) 775-0058

    300 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1010.
    Middlesex County Vocational Academy Allied Health & Biomedical Science Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1 Convery Boulevard
    Woodbridge, NJ 07095
    (732) 634-5858

    269 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Mendham Township Middle School Math: 90% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    16 Washington Valley Road
    Brookside, NJ 07926
    (973) 543-2505

    334 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Milton Avenue School Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    16 Milton Avenue
    Chatham, NJ 07928
    (973) 457-2508

    291 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1313.
    Dr Ronald Mcnair High School Math: 89% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    123 Coles Street
    Jersey City, NJ 07302
    (201) 418-7617

    683 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1414.
    Communications High School Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1740 New Bedford Road
    Belmar, NJ 07719
    (732) 681-1010

    320 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1515.
    Middlesex County Vocational Academy Math Science &engineering Techn Vocational School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    100 Technology Drive
    Edison, NJ 08837
    (732) 452-2600

    159 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #1616.
    Princeton Charter School Charter School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    100 Bunn Drive
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609) 924-0575

    400 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Essex Fells Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    102 Hawthorne Rd
    Essex Fells, NJ 07021
    (973) 226-0505

    228 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Mendham Township Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    18 West Main Street
    Brookside, NJ 07926
    (973) 543-7107

    351 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #1919.
    Infinity Institute Math: 84% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    193 Old Bergen Road
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-1404

    257 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2020.
    Henry B. Milnes Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8-01 Phillip St
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    (201) 794-5550

    479 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #2121.
    Briarcliff Middle School Math: 84% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    93 Briarcliff Rd.
    Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
    (973) 334-0342

    302 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2222.
    Academy I Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    209 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
    (201) 915-6500

    487 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2323.
    Edith A. Bogert Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    391 W Saddle River Rd
    Saddle River, NJ 07458
    (201) 961-6350

    393 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2424.
    Terence C. Reilly School # 7 Math: 82% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    436 First Avenue
    Elizabethport, NJ 07206
    (908) 436-6030

    1,077 student
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #2525.
    Eugene A. Tighe Middle School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7804 Amherst Avenue
    Margate City, NJ 08402
    (609) 822-2353

    175 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #2626.
    Hillview School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    206 Boulevard
    Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
    (973) 616-6080

    314 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #2727.
    William F. Halloran School No.22 Math: 83% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    612 Pulaski Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07202
    (908) 436-4860

    1,084 student
    Year: 2006, 2014
  • Rank: #2828.
    Martin Luther King Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    285 Tingley Lane
    Edison, NJ 08820
    (732) 452-2980

    697 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #2929.
    Marine Academy Of Science And Technology Vocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    305 Mast Way
    Highlands, NJ 07732
    (732) 291-0995

    282 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #3030.
    Lyncrest Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    9-04 Morlot Ave
    Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
    (201) 794-5555

    252 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #3131.
    Gould/mountain Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    132 Gould Ave
    Caldwell, NJ 07006
    (973) 712-4400

    287 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #3232.
    Mount Prospect Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    111 Hansom Rd
    Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
    (908) 470-1600

    594 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #3333.
    Sea Girt Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    451 Bell Place
    Sea Girt, NJ 08750
    (732) 449-3422

    141 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #3434.
    Betsy Ross Elementary School Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    20 Malcolm Rd
    Mahwah, NJ 07430
    (201) 762-2250

    204 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #35-3935.- 39.
    Berkeley Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    47 Berkeley Ave
    Westwood, NJ 07675
    (201) 664-7760

    292 students
    Year: 2017
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