2 NJ High Schools Included in Top 20 of National Rankings

April 22, 2014

 Two New Jersey high schools with focuses on science are in the Top 20 of the 2014 Best High School Rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

Biotechnology High School in Freehold was ranked 11th and High Technology High School in Lincroft was 20 in the national rankings released today. Both schools are part of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.

A third N.J. school was ranked in the Top 100. Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School, a magnet school in Jersey City, was placed 62 in the country.

U.S. News reviewed more than 31,000 public high schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia to create a ranking based on student achievement on state exams and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

Topping the list is the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas. The school places a strong emphasis on AP courses, with students required to complete at least 11 AP courses to graduate.

Twenty-five schools in New Jersey, including the three in the top 100, were awarded gold medals by U.S. News. Nineteen earned silver medals and 32 were awarded bronze.