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2022 Best Public High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey

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  1. #2 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Ramapo High School

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    Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Ramapo High School has been nothing short of unforgettable. From the first day of freshman year to now - as I am in the home stretch of my senior year - it has been a place of....

    Read 191 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 30,

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  2. #4 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Wayne Hills High School

    Wayne Township Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I absolutely love attending Wayne Hills High School! It is a great environment for all students to learn and succeed. Through the activities and clubs provided by Wayne Hills High School, students....

    Read 249 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 36,

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  3. #6 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    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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  4. #7 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Cedar Creek High School

    Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Great magnet programs and staff! Guidance department could reach out to students more often though when it comes to the time to applying for colleges, scholarships, etc..

    Read 183 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 26,

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  5. #8 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Shawnee High School

    Lenape Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Through 500+ sports, clubs, and extracurricular activities to get involved in, I have enriched my life greatly. From music programs like theatre and band to science/engineering courses and clubs, I....

    Read 270 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  6. #9 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Westfield Senior High School

    Westfield Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Absolutely phenomenal education! I always felt that my teachers cared about me--even when the work was beyond grueling. I went into the high school timid and nervous, but left confident and....

    Read 265 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

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  7. #11 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Haddonfield Memorial High School

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    Haddonfield Public Schools, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says HMHS is very competitive when it comes to academics and teachers tend to favor those who are overachievers. Sports are extremely important to everyone and if you don't play one, you're automatically....

    Read 181 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 23,

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  8. #13 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Ridgewood High School

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    Ridgewood Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This school goes above and beyond to prepare you for higher education, all while providing you with the tools to become the best version of yourself. This school is everything you could ever want,....

    Read 237 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 25,

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  9. #14 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Manasquan High School

    Manasquan School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I had an overall good experience in High School. Teachers are approachable and available for questions or help and advice. Class sizes are small and you are able to select most of the courses you...Areas that could use a refresh, are the foreign language options and additional club sports for students that don't play for the school teams. I also think the senior trip option could be better.Overall, I received a great education at Manasquan High School..

    Read 199 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  10. #16 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    River Dell Regional High School

    River Dell Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says River Dell is a surprisingly good school. I've only had a handful of bad teachers, and that's an accomplishment. Teachers, especially in senior year, are extremely understanding, and most decent ones....

    Read 180 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  11. #20 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Northern Highlands Regional High School

    Public School,

    ALLENDALE, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says There are so many opportunities at NHRHS. There is an elective for everyone and there is a lot of clubs to choose from. There are also so many sports (including bowling and golf) for you to get....

    Read 245 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

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  12. #22 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Summit Senior High School

    Summit Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    160 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Good school overall - strong sports and arts programs, good college support and prep, large enough population with plenty of subgroups to switch between if you get bored/cast out of one. Lots of...However, the STEM clubs and hands-on aspects of the STEM fields are very lacking in funding, advisors, and participation (or non-existent). Expect to have to pull the entire weight of the club...The administrators are hardasses sometimes and don't understand humor or teen culture well, they take things too seriously sometimes.If you are new to the district and you haven't been in Summit for a while, you'll feel like an outcast a lot of times. It's definitely a community of rich kids who've grown up together for...No regrets though..

    Read 160 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  13. #23 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Middletown High School South

    Middletown Township Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Amazing clubs, teachers, courses, and environment! South has a wide spread of opportunities for students. Teachers are kind, the security guards spread a lot of positivity, and the building stays....

    Read 269 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  14. #24 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Jackson Memorial High School

    Jackson Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Jackson Memorial is a great school to go to, while they may not be first in the state they have a great academics program. Not to mention the schools variety of clubs, activities, and sports. The....

    Read 260 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 31,

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  15. #25 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Ridge High School

    Bernards Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says ACADEMICS: People in the reviews are complaining too much about how hard the academics are... there's nothing wrong with our academics. Y'all just need to apply yourself! And we have plenty of...FACULTY/ADMINISTRATION: Generally excellent teachers who help you get through. Few bad apples here/there but that's inevitable. School board makes some bad decisions now and then though.CLUBS/ACTIVITIES: Lots of options. Whether you're an artsy kid, a sporty kid, a band kid, or a STEM kid, there's something for you, and you'll enjoy it. I've heard school spirit's apparently lacking...DIVERSITY: We have people of all races, heritages, and LGBT categories here. We're pretty tolerant I guess.SAFETY: We're in, like, one of the safest towns in America. Besides, we have a pretty strict visitor policy, and even implemented an ID system starting this year.FOOD: Average I guess..

    Read 243 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 32,

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  16. #26 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Pascack Valley High School

    Pascack Valley Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    403 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Teachers care about you and the students are nice! Everyone is open to helping you and there are so many opportunities (AP classes, Dual enrollment, clubs, extra help, internships, etc). From what...During COVID, the teachers are very understanding and do their best to help students academically and mentally. It's obvious that the teachers are really passionate about what they teach. It's obviously not perfect here; some students drink, there is a lack of diversity, and the school has a bit of a history of controversy. This being said, I am very fortunate to have gone here and I...Everyone has a different experience, but I believe most students agree that this is a good school!.

    Read 403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 28,

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  17. #28 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Cherokee High School

    Lenape Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall, Cherokee High School is a pretty good school to go to. Violence is extremely minimal, the curriculum and teachers are very good and help me learn efficiently, the work load is never too much....

    Read 365 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  18. #30 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Moorestown High School

    Moorestown Township Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Not until the end of high school did I understand how lucky I was to be surrounded by such incredible teachers and peers at Moorestown. As an Asian woman, one of the only issues I faced at....

    Read 218 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 23,

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  19. #33 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Westwood Regional High School

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    Westwood Regional School District, NJ,

    PK, 9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Westwood Regional High School in 2021. Prior to the pandemic, I really enjoyed it. They offer a wide variety of extracurriculars beyond sports such as art, theatre, music, culinary,....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 26,

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  20. #34 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Manalapan High School

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    Freehold Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am privileged of spending my high school career here. All the resources needed were provided. The school's evidently clean and safe. Most notably, the unique teachers, eccentric Milboer, energetic...My only complaint is the evident decline in school spirit, which is largely a result of administration erasing of our freedom. Recently, our senior quotes were taken away, and we desperately want....

    Read 327 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Total Number of Sports: 26,

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  21. #35 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Northern Valley Regional High School - Old Tappan

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    Northern Valley Regional High School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Northern Valley Regional High School is a very good school. There is a lot of diversity among the students. The teachers, staff, and administration are all very friendly and you can easily get along....

    Read 245 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Number of Sports: 27,

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  22. #37 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Rancocas Valley Regional High School

    Public School,

    MOUNT HOLLY, NJ,

    9-12,

    419 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Rancocas Valley is a very large school with multiple districts. That way its really easy to make a ton of friends! There is an endless amount of clubs and activities that are all very easy to join.....

    Read 419 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 23,

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  23. #38 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Washington Township High School

    Washington Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    363 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Washington Township High School is going to be one of my hardest goodbyes. This June, as I walk in my graduation, I will look back on all of the amazing memories and experiences I have had throughout....

    Read 363 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Total Number of Sports: 26,

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  24. #39 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Delran High School

    Delran Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I attended Delran High School for four years and I enjoyed each year! I loved it here from the teachers to the students and the rest of the facility, everyone is very encouraging and positive. The....

    Read 154 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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  25. #40 Best High Schools for Athletes in New Jersey.

    Morris Hills High School

    Morris Hills Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My favorite thing about Morris Hills High School is the diversity. I am so lucky to be able to go to a school where so many cultures are represented. There is a place for everyone to feel welcome....

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Total Number of Sports: 24,

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