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2022 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey

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

    Bergen County Academies

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    Public School,

    HACKENSACK, NJ,

    9-12,

    529 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 529 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1470,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  2. #2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    High Technology High School

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    Public School,

    LINCROFT, NJ,

    9-12,

    103 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 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1520,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  3. #3 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering

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    Public School,

    ROCKAWAY, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering is not only a well designed program for students in Morris County interested in STEM, but is also the catalyst for the formation of a community of....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1530,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  4. #4 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Union County Magnet High School

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    Public School,

    SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Union County Magnet High School is an excellent school! The student community feels like family and the teachers are available to their students often. It’s a very safe environment both physically....

    Read 139 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1400,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  5. #5 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Biotechnology High School

    Public School,

    FREEHOLD, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The best environment for a science geek! My child has found his tribe. As a freshman I see him happier than he has ever been in any school. Though I would have liked the school to have more sports,....

    Read 116 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1480,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  6. #6 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Princeton High School

    Princeton Public Schools, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Princeton High School was overall a good experience though i could at times be a bit rushed when it came to college applications and community hours. I personally wasn't notified....

    Read 330 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1350,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  7. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, & Engineering Technologies

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    Public School,

    EDISON, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The academics at the school are amazing, and so are the teachers. They are very understanding and open to your opinions. However, I would like to see more diversity and more opportunities in sports....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1510,

    Average ACT: 34,

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  8. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro

    Public School,

    TETERBORO, NJ,

    9-12,

    242 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 242 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  9. #9 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The thing I very like about this school is the diversity and the inclusiveness of the school community. Everyone is so friendly to each other, including every known minority. There are many student ran clubs/activities, making students actually enjoy coming to school.The school provides varieties of courses, all in STEM, literature/history, and arts/music.The problem with this school is the old facilities. It is a pretty old school, and some facilities are broken. But the school administration is continuously working to fix/renew and build new....

    Read 313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  10. #10 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  11. #11 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy for Information Technology

    Public School,

    SCOTCH PLAINS, 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+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  12. #12 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

    West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, NJ,

    9-12,

    278 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 278 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1380,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  13. #13 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy for Allied Health Science

    Public School,

    SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ,

    9-12,

    128 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 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  14. #14 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Tenafly High School

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    Tenafly Public School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says In general, I think THS is excellent academic wise. The education is great and I have had a good experience in terms of my academics. However, I think the school, and possibly the town, struggles....

    Read 129 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  15. #15 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High School

    Jersey City School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall a great school. McNair is very much focused on academics, and most courses are either honors or AP providing for a academically challenging environment. After-school clubs and sports are also....

    Read 282 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 30,

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  16. #16 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science

    Public School,

    MANAHAWKIN, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Both of my children are MATES students. The level of education they’re receiving inside and outside the classroom is amazing! The administrators, teachers, and staff genuinely care about successfully....

    Read 164 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1420,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  17. #17 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Montgomery High School

    Montgomery Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Montgomery High School provides students with countless opportunities across the board, giving students many opportunities to be successful and look for what they want to do. The school is very safe,....

    Read 405 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  18. #18 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Middlesex County Academy for Allied Health & Biomedical Sciences

    Public School,

    WOODBRIDGE, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It was a school where I had to grow, for better or for worse. The school is tiny, so everyone in your grade will know each other. While this let me build some great bonds with people, it also means....

    Read 142 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1430,

    Average ACT: 33,

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  19. #19 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Academy of Allied Health & Science

    Public School,

    NEPTUNE, NJ,

    9-12,

    111 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 111 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1410,

    Average ACT: 32,

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  20. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

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  21. #21 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    J.P. Stevens High School

    Edison Township School District, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I like that J.P. Stevens High School is competitive in numerous aspects. It is a good academic school that encourages its students to work and study hard for their future. The school is not only....

    Read 461 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 31,

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  22. #22 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

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  23. #23 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

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  24. #24 Best College Prep Public High Schools in New Jersey.

    Chatham High School

    Blue checkmark.

    The School District of the Chathams, NJ,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall a great experience, I had a good group of friends and most of the teachers were great! Sometimes there would be teachers that weren't the greatest, and sometimes the administration wasn't....

    Read 153 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1300,

    Average ACT: 30,

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  25. East Brunswick High School

    Blue checkmark.

    East Brunswick Public Schools, NJ,

    10-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I rate East Brunswick High School 5 stars. During my junior year especially, I appreciate how well organized my school was during the pandemic. They heavily modified their system and made virtual....

    Read 583 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 30,

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