The Garden State? More Like the Education State!

by on May 11, 2018

To someone not from New Jersey, a mention of the state probably conjures up images of the Jersey Shore, Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. I doubt they would be thinking about New Jersey’s public schools. But, did you know that New Jersey high schools are among the best in the country? In some of the top high schools, virtually all students graduate and AP enrollment is well above 70%.  Numerous New Jersey schools are named among the best in the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, including 23 with gold medals, 39 with silver medals and 41 with bronze medals.  The annual list looks at more than 20,000 high schools nationwide and rankings are based on criteria such as relative performance in state reading and mathematics assessments, graduation rates and college readiness. The top 500 schools, or approximately 2% of all high schools, based on college readiness were awarded gold medals. The gold medals winners were further culled to determine the top science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) schools based on student participation and success in Advanced Placement science and math tests. Over 20 New Jersey high schools made the list.

Here are a few of the top rated high schools in the towns that the Sue Adler Team proudly serves:

Chatham High School (#8 in NJ and #121 in US)

Students to Teacher Ratio – 12:1

AP Tested – 79%

AP Passed – 93%

Graduation Rate – 98%

College Readiness – 74.5

STEM Ranking – #181 in US

Millburn High School (#15 in NJ and #380 in US)

Students to Teacher Ratio – 12:1

AP Tested – 65%

AP Passed – 96%

Graduation Rate – 97%

College Readiness – 62.9

STEM Ranking – #55 in US

Summit High School (#21 in NJ and #437 in US)

Students to Teacher Ratio – 12:1

AP Tested – 66%

AP Passed – 90%

Graduation Rate – 96%

College Readiness – 60.9

STEM Ranking – #77 in US

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