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2023 Best Public Schools in New Jersey

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    High Technology High School

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    Monmouth County Vocational School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Choosing this high school was one of the best decisions of my life! From amazing teachers to peers that support and get along with each other, High Technology High School provided me with the best....

    Read 106 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 295,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Bergen County Academies

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    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen County Academies is a school for intellectual and talented students with numerous opportunities and resources. The school has a wide variety of classes in all sorts of fields including....

    Read 542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,118,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  3. #6 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy for Information Technology

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    Union County Vocational-Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This school is pretty great, with extremely engaging teachers who care about their students. The smaller class sizes and specialized programs are great for creating bonds between the students and the....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 284,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  4. #8 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

    Bergen County Vocational Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bergen Tech Teterboro is really a wonderful school in so many ways! It has offered me so many different opportunities to further my academic career as well as many different ways to pursue my....

    Read 246 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 677,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  5. #10 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

    Jersey City School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I went to Mcnair for 9th grade, when I was in lockdown. Thus, my entire freshman year was virtual, so please remember that. First of all, I want to say that the teachers are awesome. They sincerely....

    Read 289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 713,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  6. #11 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy for Allied Health Science

    Union County Vocational-Technical School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love this school! I love having the opportunity to take a class specifically involving health sciences and learning more about my future career before college. This school has great a great....

    Read 131 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 305,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  7. #13 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I had been in the WWP school district ever since I was in fifth grade so by the time I had graduated I had gotten a pretty good idea of how it works. One thing I will like to point out is that this....

    Read 321 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,649,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  8. #14 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy of Allied Health & Science

    Monmouth County Vocational School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says When I applied to AAHS a few years ago, I honestly didn't know what to expect. But after my first few weeks at the Academy, I instantly knew I made the right choice. If you have the grades and test....

    Read 112 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 306,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

  9. #16 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says High School North is an amazing school with wonderful facilities and education that prepares students for college. I love the students and resources here, however, there is a lot competition amongst....

    Read 283 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,521,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

  10. #17 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Millburn Senior High School

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    Millburn Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    198 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 198 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,319,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  11. #19 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Marine Academy of Science & Technology

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    Monmouth County Vocational School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I applied here because I liked the kinship between the students. That's the best part about MAST is the way everyone's really helpful and nice and considerate. It was definitely a culture shock to go....

    Read 149 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 283,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

  12. #21 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Northern Highlands Regional High School

    Public School,

    ALLENDALE, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I've been at Highlands for a bit over 2 years now. I'm a very academic-heavy student, and I love that Highlands enables that very well. We have acceleration courses over the summer for those who...Of course there are also plenty of negatives. Our school is not very diverse at all, with extremely few students of color or first generation students. Courses are very rigorous compared to other...Even with all of these flaws, learning at Highlands has been overall very enjoyable, and preps for college very efficiently..

    Read 248 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,364,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  13. #24 Best Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Ridge High School

    Bernards Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    247 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 247 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,794,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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