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

The top ranked public middle schools in New Jersey state are listed below (2022-23).
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 44%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 57%.
The top ranked public middle schools in New Jersey are School 28, Middlesex County Voc Academy Allied Health & Biomedical Science and Mendham Township Middle School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public middle schools are Tenafly, Short Hills and Summit.

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

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Middlesex County Voc Academy Allied Health & Biomedical Science
Vocational School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 8-12
1 Convery Boulevard
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 634-5858
Rank: #33.
Mendham Township Middle School
Math: 91% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 91% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 5-8
16 Washington Valley Road
Brookside, NJ 07926
(973) 543-7107
Rank: #44.
Infinity Institute
Math: 87% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 87% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
193 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 915-1404
Rank: #55.
Markham Place School
Math: 90% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90% (Top 5%)
Reading: 94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 5-8
95 Markham Place
Little Silver, NJ 07739
(732) 741-7112
Rank: #66.
Sara M. Gilmore Academy
Math: 86% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 86% (Top 5%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 1-8
1700 Kerrigan Avenue
Union City, NJ 07087
(201) 348-5851
Rank: #77.
Princeton Charter School
Charter School
Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 92% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
100 Bunn Drive
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-0575
Rank: #88.
Forrestdale School
Math: 86% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 86% (Top 5%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 4-8
60 Forrest Avenue
Rumson, NJ 07760
(732) 842-0383
Rank: #99.
Brookside School
Math: 85% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: 4-8
100 Brookside Avenue
Allendale, NJ 07401
(201) 327-2020
Rank: #1010.
Thomas Edison Energysmart Charter School
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 92% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-12
150 Pierce Street
Somerset, NJ 08873
(732) 412-7643
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Alpine Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
500 Hillside Avenue
Alpine, NJ 07620
(201) 768-8255
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Johnstone Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 5-8
165 S Brewster Rd
Vineland, NJ 08361
(856) 794-6967
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Sea Girt Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
451 Bell Place
Sea Girt, NJ 08750
(732) 449-3422
Rank: #1414.
Academy I
Math: 82% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 91% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
209 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
(201) 915-6500
Rank: #1515.
Millburn Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
25 Old Short Hills Rd
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) 379-2600
Rank: #1616.
Ho-ho-kus Public School
Math: 83% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 83% (Top 5%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
70 Lloyd Road
Ho Ho Kus, NJ 07423
(201) 652-4555
Rank: #1717.
Briarcliff Middle School
Math: 80% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 94% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
93 Briarcliff Rd.
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
(973) 334-0342
Rank: #1818.
Upper School
Math: 80% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 93% (Top 5%)
Grades: 3-8
143 Charlotte Pl
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
(201) 567-7292
Rank: #1919.
Demarest Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 10%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 5-8
568 Piermont Rd
Demarest, NJ 07627
(201) 768-6060
Rank: #2020.
Terence C. Reilly School No 7
Math: 78% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 10%)
Reading: 95% (Top 5%)
Grades: 2-8
436 First Avenue
Elizabethport, NJ 07206
(908) 436-6030
Rank: #2121.
Knollwood School
Math: 85% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 85% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 10%)
Grades: 4-8
224 Hance Road
Fair Haven, NJ 07704
(732) 747-0320
Rank: #2222.
Community Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 81% (Top 10%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
95 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
(609) 716-5300
Rank: #2323.
Emil A. Cavallini Middle School
Math: 82% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 82% (Top 5%)
Reading: 86% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
392 W Saddle River Rd
Saddle River, NJ 07458
(201) 961-6400
Rank: #2424.
Tenafly Middle School
Math: 84% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 85% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
10 Sunset Lane
Tenafly, NJ 07670
(201) 816-4530
Rank: #2525.
New Providence Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 88% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-8
35 Pioneer Drive
New Providence, NJ 07974
(908) 464-9161
Rank: #2626.
Woodcliff Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 10%)
Reading: 89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
134 Woodcliff Ave
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677
(201) 930-5600
Rank: #2727.
Heritage Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 10%)
Reading: 90% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-8
20 Foxcroft Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 535-8000
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Hatikvah International Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 10%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
7 Lexington Avenue
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
(732) 254-8300
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 78% (Top 10%)
Reading: 87% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
50 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Edison, NJ 08820
(732) 452-2870
Rank: #30 - 3430. - 34.
Eugene A. Tighe Middle School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: 5-8
7804 Amherst Avenue
Margate City, NJ 08402
(609) 822-2353
Rank: #30 - 3430. - 34.
The Gray Charter School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
55 Liberty Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 824-6661
Rank: #30 - 3430. - 34.
Harding Township School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
34 Lees Hill Road
New Vernon, NJ 07976
(973) 267-6398
Rank: #30 - 3430. - 34.
Jersey City Global Charter School
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
255 Congress Street
Jersey City, NJ 07307
(201) 744-2444
Rank: #30 - 3430. - 34.
Monmouth Beach Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-8
7 Hastings Place
Monmouth Beach, NJ 07750
(732) 222-6139
Rank: #3535.
Mountain View School
Math: 80% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80% (Top 10%)
Reading: 86% (Top 10%)
Grades: 5-8
100 Dean Road
Mendham, NJ 07945
(973) 543-7075
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