Education in the Media
36 N.J. high schools named among Newsweek's top 1000 in AmericaJune 21, 2011
Thirty six high schools in New Jersey have been named by Newsweek as among the top 1000 public schools in the United States, according to the magazine's website.
High Technology High School in the Lincroft section of Middletown was the highest-ranked Garden State school, finishing 18th. High Tech is a collaborative venture of the Monmouth County Vocational School District Board of Education and the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees, according to the school's website.
Bergen County Acadamies in Hackensack was ranked 23rd nationally. BCA is a magnet public high school.
McNair Academic in Jersey City finished 41st.
Each school's score is comprised of six components: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%), AP tests taken per graduate (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10%), and AP courses offered (5%).
The top two high schools in the country are in Dallas, according to Newsweek's criteria.