HACKENSACK, NJ  – Bergen County Academies in Hackensack is one of the top high schools in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best schools ranking.

Altogether, 44 schools from the Garden State were rated among the top 1,000 public high schools, including Bergen County Technical High School, Tenafly, Mahwah, Glen Rock, Leonia, Northern Highlands, Indian Hills and Ridgewood. 

In the ranking, which was released Tuesday, the publication rated the state’s top 350 schools and showed where they landed among more than 20,500 public high schools in the United States.

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Bergen County Academies was named as the second best high school in New Jersey. Nationally, the school came in at No. 53.

Bergen County Academies

  • Took at Least One AP® Exam: 96%
  • Passed At Least One AP® Exam: 95%
  • Mathematics Proficiency: 100%
  • Reading Proficiency: 94%
  • Graduation Rate: 99%
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • Economically Disadvantaged Students: 5%

The publication says that its rankings include data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 17,000 schools were ranked on six weighted factors based on state assessment performance and how well students are prepared for college.

To see the full rankings, visit usnews.com