6 NJ Schools Among Nation's Top 10 High Schools: Newsweek - NBC New York

6 NJ Schools Among Nation's Top 10 High Schools: Newsweek



    Six high schools in New Jersey were placed among the nation's 10 best secondary-education institutions, according to Newsweek.

    High Technology High School, a public magnet in Linccroft, was named the nation's second-best high school in the news magazine's yearly ranking of the top 500 schools in the country.

    Other New Jersey schools making the top 10 included the Academy for Mathematics, Science and Engineering in Rockaway; Union Count Magnet High School in Scotch Plains; the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack; the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies in Edison; and the Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune. 

    All six of the schools are public magnet schools. Each school had graduation rates of 100 percent, and each student enrolled in a college after geting their diplomas.

    The top schools in the country this year, according to Newsweek, is Thomas Jefferson High School for Sciences and Technology, a perennially ranked school in Alexandria, Virginia. Gretchen Whitney in California, International Academy in Michigan and Payton College Preparatory High School in Illinois rounded out the top 10.

    About 50 other schools in the Garden State are among the nation's top 500 high schools, according to Newsweek. Around 70 New York high schools made the list as well, along with 15 in Connecticut. 

    See the full list here.

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