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2022 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County

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  1. #1 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    West Essex High School

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    West Essex Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    225 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says After moving through multiple different schools, this schools was different. I learned a lot about myself and people were accepting, the teachers were especially really easy to communicate with and I....

    Read 225 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  2. #2 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Seton Hall Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    WEST ORANGE, NJ,

    9-12,

    166 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says I live in Hackettstown, in Warren county, so I have to commute every morning(two trains and a bus), and I still could not ask for a better high school experience. The teachers are wonderful and....

    Read 166 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 16,

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  3. #3 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Mount St. Dominic Academy

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    Private School,

    CALDWELL, NJ,

    9-12,

    156 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I had an incredibly wonderful high school experience at the Mount, and was beyond prepared for the rigorous academic challenges of the competitive college I attended. I was accepted into every school....

    Read 156 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 14,

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  4. #4 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    East Side High School

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    Newark Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    210 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Attending East Side High School has been one of the greatest blessings I've received. It provides great programs to improve each student's experience and character during their four years. I myself...As a freshman, I was very interested in business. However, I was not aware of what field of business I would like to study in college. The great program provided me with an entrepreneurship...I've attended the internship throughout all my four years of high school. Throughout this process, I've learned my strengths and weaknesses in all areas of business. And it's the reason why I'm....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C+,

    Total Number of Sports: 21,

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  5. #5 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Weequahic High School

    Newark Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at weequahic high school was a short one but I made the best out of it. At first, I did not like the idea of weequahic high school but every change when I started my first year there.....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Total Number of Sports: 16,

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  6. #6 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Verona High School

    Verona Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    147 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers really are something else: each of them with a very unique personality, a plethora of knowledge, a willingness to help, and strong motivation to see their students succeed. Like any....

    Read 147 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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  7. #7 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Montclair High School

    Montclair Public Schools, NJ,

    9-12,

    375 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says First off the campus is beautiful! There is a river that runs through the school property and a beautiful bridge and seating area in both the freshman and main building. Secondly, it is a very....

    Read 375 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 31,

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  8. #8 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    West Orange High School

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    West Orange Public Schools, NJ,

    9-12,

    413 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at West Orange High School was good overall. I had some great teachers that built me up academically and helped me to become the student I am today. I matured majorly in the 4 years...The sense of community and diversity is amazing, along with the clubs and activities that the school has to offer. College readiness could be focused on a tad more but teachers do spend a lot of time....

    Read 413 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 20,

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  9. #9 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Glen Ridge High School

    Glen Ridge Public School District, NJ,

    7-12,

    137 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Good Academics, even though some CP classes can be demeaning. The course options are pretty good, and, moreso for seniors, there are some good electives to choose from. The majority of the town is....

    Read 137 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 22,

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  10. #10 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Millburn Senior High School

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    Millburn Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    197 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Millburn is a great place to be academically, athletically, and socially challenged. Without a doubt, it's a strenuous school. The workload is tough - sometimes overbearing - but it does pay off.....

    Read 197 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 29,

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  11. #11 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Cedar Grove High School

    Cedar Grove Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    142 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Cedar Grove is a close knit community where everyone knows everyone. It has always felt like home from the start. Everything that I need is here in Cedar Grove, and the high school will forever be....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Total Number of Sports: 15,

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  12. #12 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Malcolm X Shabazz High School

    Newark Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    55 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Malcolm x shabazz has one of the best history I have heard. This school has outstanding teacher and lots of fun activities. The students of Malcolm x shabazz are very intelligent, fun, friendly and...I have lots of great experience at Malcolm x like our fashion show, games, movie night, Malcolm x day even the library has what a student needs.Malcolm x Shabazz is a safe school and a place you meet different kind of people from different countries with different cultures. Being in Malcolm x shabazz has done lots of positive things for me....

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 15,

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  13. #13 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    East Orange Campus High School

    East Orange School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    192 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I went here for 4 years at this school. The work could be better but they try. I enjoyed being a Campus Jaguar overall. The trips, the athletic programs, and the people you meet is worth it. Pick....

    Read 192 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: D,

    Total Number of Sports: 15,

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  14. #14 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Essex County Newark Tech

    Public School,

    NEWARK, NJ,

    9-12,

    90 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Newark Tech High School, located in Newark,NJ, is a proud National Blue Ribbon school who encourages students to pursue educational excellence. This school allows students to real world experiences....

    Read 90 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Total Number of Sports: 8,

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  15. #15 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Columbia High School

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    South Orange-Maplewood School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    454 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says The best thing about going to school at CHS was it’s focus on the arts. I got to take many classes such as animation, photography, and even CAD classes! When I tell people this was true of my high...It was great prep for any students looking to get into a creative fields, and they often do produce successful creatives. It was a great school and I’m glad I attended when I did!.

    Read 454 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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  16. #16 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    St. Benedict's Preparatory School

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    Private School,

    NEWARK, NJ,

    K-12,

    69 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Niche User says This school gives students a sense of community like no other. Although it has its flaws, the faculty, staff, and administration are welcoming and look to provide students with a great experience.....

    Read 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 12,

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  17. #17 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Newark Academy

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    Private School,

    LIVINGSTON, NJ,

    6-12,

    125 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says As a student who goes to Newark Academy, there are many things about NA that you won’t find at any other school. This school has an amazing community where students and teachers are able to have a....

    Read 125 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 15,

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  18. #18 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Livingston Senior High School

    Livingston Board of Education School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    363 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Livingston High School is a competitive school that pushes its students to reach their potential before graduating. The school offers so much from classes, clubs, and sports. There is a lot of....

    Read 363 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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  19. #19 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    University High School

    Newark Public School District, NJ,

    7-12,

    208 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At University high school we provide all students and teachers with the books, computers, laboratory equipment, technology, and other resources they need to be successful. And every school should....

    Read 208 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 6,

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  20. #20 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    James Caldwell High School

    Caldwell-West Caldwell School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    126 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says James Caldwell High School is a great school! The teachers really care about their students and they work diligently to create a safe and engaging environment that is open to different discussions!....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 23,

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  21. #21 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Bloomfield High School

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    Bloomfield Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    322 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Bloomfield High School offers a significant number of clubs that students can participate in that addresses every interest imaginable. The classes the school offers range from courses relating to....

    Read 322 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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  22. #22 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Central High School

    Newark Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Everything you need is there. Honors, ap, and dual enrollment. Flexible schedule. Everything you need to succeed is there you just need to do you part. Prioritize. Sure have fun with clubs and....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Total Number of Sports: 10,

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  23. #23 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Montclair Kimberley Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    MONTCLAIR, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    114 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I went to MKA from 1st grade through high school, and provided you have the means, I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend sending your child there.The academics are far more rigorous than almost anywhere else in the country, especially when it comes to reading and writing. How do I know this? As a freshman at a top college, it quickly became...The one thing MKA is not, is a factory for Ivy League placement. If your overriding concern is having your child attend the most prestigious possible college, then you should know that grades here...But if your concern if finding a place where your child can flourish, where they will grow intellectually and socially, have opportunities to pursue arts and athletics, develop in every way as a....

    Read 114 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

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  24. #24 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Irvington High School

    Irvington Public Schools School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    199 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says When I first arrived as a sophomore at Irvington High School. I expected to be in a fun, complementary and enthusiastic environment. I am happy to say that those are only a few of the great benefits....

    Read 199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 15,

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  25. #25 Best High Schools for Athletes in Essex County.

    Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LIVINGSTON, NJ,

    PK, K-12,

    46 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says During the pandemic school year 2020-2021, we transferred our children-- ages 5, 9, 12-- into JKHA from the local public schools for what we assumed would be one-off year, as the public schools they...Now, a year later, we are thrilled that our children will CONTINUE to attend JKHA, as we were so impressed by the academic rigor of the school, which was superior, in our estimation, to our....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 25,

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