Top 10 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey (2021)

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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 High 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.
    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: #77.
    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: #88.
    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: #99.
    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: #1010.
    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: #1111.
    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: #1212.
    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: #13-1413.- 14.
    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: #13-1413.- 14.
    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: #1515.
    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: #1616.
    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: #1717.
    Marine Academy Of Science And TechnologyVocational School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 85% (Top 10%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12305 Mast Way
    HighlandsNJ 07732
    (732) 291-0995

  • Rank: #1818.
    Hunterdon County AcademiesVocational School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)Math: 85-89% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-121445 State Route 31
    FlemingtonNJ 08822
    (908) 788-1119

  • Rank: #1919.
    Union County TechnicalVocational School
    Math: 75% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 75% (Top 10%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 75% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121776 Raritan Rd
    Scotch PlainsNJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

  • Rank: #2020.
    Science Park High SchoolMath: 74% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 74% (Top 20%) Reading: 87% (Top 5%)Math: 74% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 7-12260 Norfolk Street
    NewarkNJ 07102
    (973) 733-8689

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Academy For BiotechnologyVocational School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: ≥80% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 20%)Math: ≥80% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-1296 Powerville Road
    Mountain LakesNJ 07046
    (973) 334-8480

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Academy For Environmental ScienceVocational School
    Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: ≥80% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 20%)Math: ≥80% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-121010 Weldon Road
    Oak RidgeNJ 07438
    (973) 697-3535

  • Rank: #2323.
    Academy For Performing ArtsVocational School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 65-69% (Top 20%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)Math: 65-69% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121776 Raritan Road
    Scotch PlainsNJ 07076
    (908) 889-8288

  • Rank: #2424.
    Morris County School Of TechnologyVocational School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 69% (Top 20%) Reading: 86% (Top 5%)Math: 69% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 86% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12400 East Main Street
    DenvilleNJ 07834
    (973) 627-4600

  • Rank: #2525.
    Millburn High SchoolMath: 73% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 73% (Top 20%) Reading: 81% (Top 10%)Math: 73% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 81% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12462 Millburn Ave
    MillburnNJ 07041
    (973) 564-7130

  • Rank: #2626.
    Glen Ridge High SchoolMath: 76% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 76% (Top 10%) Reading: 79% (Top 20%)Math: 76% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 7-12200 Ridgewood Ave
    Glen RidgeNJ 07028
    (973) 429-8303

  • Rank: #2727.
    Ridge High SchoolMath: 70% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 70% (Top 20%) Reading: 79% (Top 20%)Math: 70% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-12268 So Finley Ave
    Basking RidgeNJ 07920
    (908) 204-2585

  • Rank: #2828.
    Ridgewood High SchoolMath: 67% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 67% (Top 20%) Reading: 81% (Top 10%)Math: 67% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 81% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-12627 East Ridgewood Ave
    RidgewoodNJ 07451
    (201) 670-2800

  • Rank: #2929.
    Mercer County Technical School Health Sciences AcademyVocational School
    Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 60-69% (Top 30%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 10%)Math: 60-69% (Top 30%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 9-121085 Old Trenton Road
    TrentonNJ 08690
    (609) 586-5144

  • Rank: #3030.
    Central Jersey College Prep Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 68% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 68% (Top 20%) Reading: 77% (Top 20%)Math: 68% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
    Grades: K-12101 Mettlers Road
    SomersetNJ 08873
    (732) 302-9991

  • Rank: #3131.
    West Windsor-plainsboro High School SouthMath: 66% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 66% (Top 30%) Reading: 80% (Top 20%)Math: 66% (Top 30%)
    Reading: 80% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-12346 Clarksville Road
    Princeton JunctionNJ 08550
    (609) 716-5050

  • Rank: #3232.
    West Windsor-plainsboro High School NorthMath: 66% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 66% (Top 30%) Reading: 79% (Top 20%)Math: 66% (Top 30%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-1290 Grovers Mill Road
    PlainsboroNJ 08536
    (609) 716-5100

  • Rank: #3333.
    Summit High SchoolMath: 70% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 70% (Top 20%) Reading: 75% (Top 20%)Math: 70% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-12125 Kent Place Blvd
    SummitNJ 07901
    (908) 273-1494

  • Rank: #3434.
    North Star Academy Charter SchoolCharter School
    Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 66% (Top 30%) Reading: 77% (Top 20%)Math: 66% (Top 30%)
    Reading: 77% (Top 20%)
    Grades: K-1210 Washington Place
    NewarkNJ 07102
    (973) 642-0101

  • Rank: #3535.
    John P. Stevens High SchoolMath: 64% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Math: 64% (Top 30%) Reading: 79% (Top 20%)Math: 64% (Top 30%)
    Reading: 79% (Top 20%)
    Grades: 9-12855 Grove Avenue
    EdisonNJ 08820
    (732) 452-2800

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