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Top 10 Best New Jersey Public Schools (2024)

New Jersey is the #11 largest school system in the United States, serving 1,339,860 students across the 2,558 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are , serving 209,659 students). 86% of all K-12 students in New Jersey are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in New Jersey is 26%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 47%.
Minority enrollment is 60% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(NJ) School Average
Asian
10%
Hispanic
32%
Black
15%
White
40%
Two or more races
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.

Top Ranked Public Schools in New Jersey (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Academy For Allied Health Sciences
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Marine Of Technology And Environmental Science
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
195 Cedar Bridge Road
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
(609) 978-8439
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Monmouth County Of Allied Health And Science
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
2325 Heck Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 775-0058
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Union County Magnet High School
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #55.
Communications High School
Vocational School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1740 New Bedford Road
Belmar, NJ 07719
(732) 681-1010
Rank: #66.
Middlesex County Voc Allied Health & Biomedical Science
Vocational School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 8-12
1 Convery Boulevard
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
(732) 634-5858
Rank: #77.
Dr Ronald Mcnair High School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
123 Coles Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 418-7617
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Academy For Information Technology
Vocational School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8288
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Bergen County Academies
Vocational School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-6000
Rank: #1010.
Marine Of Science And Technology
Vocational School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
305 Mast Way
Highlands, NJ 07732
(732) 291-0995

Best New Jersey Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
78
42,205
62%
290
136,293
55%
137
67,829
45%
157
80,557
60%
32
11,915
28%
248
140,037
79%
129
84,317
83%
51
17,716
24%
106
56,075
73%
207
126,231
76%
189
96,332
38%
152
69,715
42%
117
66,815
35%
151
79,667
72%
34
10,797
42%
75
47,037
61%
47
19,324
23%
183
100,007
72%
40
15,309
35%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in New Jersey?
How many public schools are located in New Jersey?
2,558 public schools are located in New Jersey.
What percentage of students in New Jersey go to public school?
86% of all K-12 students in New Jersey are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in New Jersey?
Minority enrollment in New Jersey is 60% (majority Hispanic)

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