Monmouth County's Career Academies rank among the best in New Jersey

BELMAR, NJ — Belmar Elementary School received a letter grade of A for diversity in Niche’s 2019 ranking of the best public schools in New Jersey.

As a result, the school placed fifth in the category among 52 middle (sixth- through eighth-grade) public schools in Monmouth County and 148th among 756 middle schools statewide. Among elementary schools, its diversity ranking was the 105th best in Monmouth County and 356th in New Jersey.

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The school also got an overall grade of B-, as well as a B- for teachers and a C+ for academics from Niche.com, the web-based educational research and rankings firm.

Of the nine high schools that accept Belmar and Lake Como students for enrollment, Monmouth County’s five career academies performed among the best in the state. Here are their rankings among 411 New Jersey public high schools that made the list:

  • High Technology High School, Lincroft, placed second, achieving an A+ overall grade, as well as an A+ for academics, teachers, college preparation, and health and safety, B+ for diversity and B- for clubs and activities.
  • Biotechnology High School, Freehold, emerged as the 10th best public high school, earning an A+ overall grade, as well as an A+ for academics, teachers, college preparation, and health and safety, A- for diversity and C for clubs and activities.
  • Academy for Allied Health and Science, Neptune, placed 14th, achieving an A+  overall grade, as well as an A+ for academics, teachers, college preparation, and health and safety, B+ for diversity and B+ for clubs and activities.
  • Marine Academy of Science and Technology, Highlands, ranked 19th, earning an A+ overall grade, as well as an A+ for academics, teachers, college preparation, and health and safety, A for clubs and activities,  and C+ for diversity.
  • Communication High School, Wall, placed 29th with an A+ overall grade, as well as an A+ for academics, clubs and activities, college preparation, and health and safety, A for teachers and C+ for diversity.

Red Bank Regional High School ranked 66th of the state’s 411  public schools, achieving an A overall grade, as well as an A for teachers, diversity, and health and safety, A+ for clubs and activities, A- for academics and college preparation.

Manasquan High School ranked 114th of the state’s public schools with an A- overall grade, as well as an A- for college preparation, and clubs and activities, A for health and safety, B+ for teachers and C+ for diversity.

Asbury High School was not ranked, but came in with an overall grade of C, A+ for health and safety, A for clubs and activities, A for diversity, B for teachers, and C- for academics and college preparation.

Based in Pittsburgh, Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents. For a complete explanation of how it determines its rankings, click here.

For its complete best schools list nationwide, click here.

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