HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – A national website that compiles reviews and rankings of public schools, colleges, cities and neighborhoods has included four of the township’s elementary schools in its list of the top 100 elementary schools in New Jersey.

Niche.com ranked Hillsborough Township Elementary School 77, followed by Sunnymead Elementary School, 81; Amsterdam Elementary School, 86, and Woods Road Elementary School, 90.

 "This is wonderful news for our district. Our entire community has a vested interest in seeing our young students learn and grow,” said Dr. Jorden Schiff, superintendent of Hillsborough Township Public Schools.

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“This ranking is a testament to the numerous administrators, teachers, support staff, parents, and students who work so hard to make every Hillsborough classroom a great place to be," he added.

Three elementary schools in Short Hills were ranked as the top three elementary schools in the state. The top ten list was rounded out by elementary schools in Princeton, Princeton Junction and Millburn.

The 2016 Best Public Elementary Schools ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of the overall experience of a public elementary school.  This grade takes into account key factors such as state test scores, the strength of academics, quality of teachers, student-teacher ratio, student diversity and the overall quality of the school district.

The annual survey ranked 51,397 schools nationally.