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The top ranked public schools in New Jersey state are listed below (2021).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average 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. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Short Hills, Tenafly and Millburn.

Top Ranked Public Schools in New Jersey (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #1-21.-2.
    High Technology High SchoolVocational School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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 28Math: 97% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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.
    Marine Academy Of Technology And Environmental ScienceVocational School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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.
    Bergen County Technical High School - TeterboroVocational School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    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

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Glenwood SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-4325 Taylor Road South
    Short HillsNJ 07078
    (973) 379-7576

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    High Mountain Road SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5765 High Mountain Rd
    Franklin LakesNJ 07417
    (201) 891-4433

  • Rank: #11-1311.- 13.
    Middlesex County Vocational Academy Allied Health & Biomedical ScienceVocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 8-121 Convery Boulevard
    WoodbridgeNJ 07095
    (732) 634-5858

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Mendham Township Middle SchoolMath: 90% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90% (Top 5%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 90% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-816 Washington Valley Road
    BrooksideNJ 07926
    (973) 543-2505

  • Rank: #14-1514.- 15.
    Milton Avenue SchoolMath: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-316 Milton Avenue
    ChathamNJ 07928
    (973) 457-2508

  • Rank: #1616.
    Dr Ronald Mcnair High SchoolMath: 89% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 89% (Top 5%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12123 Coles Street
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201) 418-7617

  • Rank: #1717.
    Communications High SchoolVocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 5%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121740 New Bedford Road
    BelmarNJ 07719
    (732) 681-1010

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Cornelia F. Bradford SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-596 Sussex St
    Jersey CityNJ 07302
    (201) 915-6450

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Deerfield SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-426 Troy Lane
    Short HillsNJ 07078
    (973) 379-4843

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Academy For Mathematics Science And EngineeringVocational School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12520 West Main Street
    RockawayNJ 07866
    (973) 664-2301

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Middlesex County Vocational Academy Math Science &engineering TechnVocational School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥90% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12100 Technology Drive
    EdisonNJ 08837
    (732) 452-2600

  • Rank: #2222.
    Princeton Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 91% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 91% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 5%)Math: 91% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-8100 Bunn Drive
    PrincetonNJ 08540
    (609) 924-0575

  • Rank: #2323.
    Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 87% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 87% (Top 5%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 87% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-9150 Pierce Street
    SomersetNJ 08873
    (732) 412-7643

  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Essex Fells Elementary SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-6102 Hawthorne Rd
    Essex FellsNJ 07021
    (973) 226-0505

  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Markham PlaceMath: 87% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 87% (Top 5%) Reading: 92% (Top 5%)Math: 87% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 5-895 Markham Place
    Little SilverNJ 07739
    (732) 741-7112

  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Mendham Township Elementary SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-418 West Main Street
    BrooksideNJ 07926
    (973) 543-7107

  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Monmouth Junction Elementary SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5630 Ridge Road
    Monmouth JunctionNJ 08852
    (732) 329-6981

  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Wyoming SchoolMath: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-455 Myrtle Ave
    MillburnNJ 07041
    (973) 761-1619

  • Rank: #2929.
    Infinity InstituteMath: 84% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 84% (Top 5%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-12193 Old Bergen Road
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201) 915-1404

  • Rank: #3030.
    Franklin Elementary SchoolMath: 86% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 86% (Top 5%) Reading: 92% (Top 5%)Math: 86% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 1-5136 Blackburn Road
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908) 277-2613

  • Rank: #3131.
    Henry B. Milnes Elementary SchoolMath: 89% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 89% (Top 5%) Reading: 91% (Top 5%)Math: 89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-58-01 Phillip St
    Fair LawnNJ 07410
    (201) 794-5550

  • Rank: #3232.
    Briarcliff Middle SchoolMath: 84% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 84% (Top 5%) Reading: 93% (Top 5%)Math: 84% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-893 Briarcliff Rd.
    Mountain LakesNJ 07046
    (973) 334-0342

  • Rank: #3333.
    Hillside Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-389 Hillside Avenue
    AllendaleNJ 07401
    (201) 327-2020

  • Rank: #3434.
    Academy IMath: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 87% (Top 5%) Reading: 90% (Top 5%)Math: 87% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-8209 Bergen Avenue
    Jersey CityNJ 07305
    (201) 915-6500

  • Rank: #3535.
    Hamilton Primary SchoolMath: 88% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 88% (Top 5%) Reading: 89% (Top 5%)Math: 88% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-49 Hamilton Lane
    BridgewaterNJ 08807
    (908) 575-0050

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