Education

Somerville High School Rated One of the Best in New Jersey

aca052fabf184f0048db_sompixshsteacheroftheyearmichaelSkomba.jpg
Jerry Foley, principal of Somerville High School, at right, congratulates Michael Skomba, recognized as the 2017-18 Teacher of the Year in Somerset County. Credits: Courtesy Somerville High School
aca052fabf184f0048db_sompixshsteacheroftheyearmichaelSkomba.jpg

SOMERVILLE, NJ — Somerville High School has been rated as one of the best high schools in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Reports in the annual ranking of secondary schools across the United States.

SHS is ranked No. 47 in New Jersey and No. 1,613 in the United States, placing it in the top eight percent of 20,500 schools rated nationwide. SHS received a silver medal from the news organization.

Schools are also recognized with gold, silver and bronze medals with gold indicating the greatest level of college readiness.

Sign Up for E-News

The highest ranked New Jersey school on the national list was No. 22 High Technology High School in Monmouth County. Overall, New Jersey schools were ranked No. 17 nationally.  The state-by-state performance rating was based on which states have the highest the highest proportion of schools with gold and silver medals; 23 New Jersey schools received a gold medal, 39 received a silver medal, and 41 schools received a bronze medal.

"This is a great list to be on," said Jerry Foley, principal of Somerville High School. "I'm honored, I'm truly thrilled.

"The school is finally getting the recognition it so very much deserves," he added. "It's a testament to the hard work of staff, administrators, teachers and students."

Foley said the school has instituted several programs that have helped to improve academics and attendance, helping to boost test score outcomes and graduation rates.

"There are a lot of good things happening here," Foley said.

Bridgewater-Raritan High School was rated No. 44 in New Jersey and No. 1,293 nationally, also receiving a silver medal.

Five other high schools in Somerset County were also ranked. Alphabetically, they include:

Central Jersey College Prep Charter School in Somerset, No. 61 in NJ, No. 2,617 the U.S., silver;

Manville High School, No. 88 in NJ, bronze;

Montgomery High School, No. 16 in NJ, No. 388 the U.S., gold;

Ridge High School, No. 12 in NJ, No. 318 the U.S., gold;

Somerset County Vocational And Technical Schools in Bridgewater, No. 99 in NJ, bronze.

"Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students," explained Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Hillsborough

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_63321ee14331a27d512a_spb-4923_newsletter_may_24

Thu, May 24, 11:00 AM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Sugar Land Skeeters ...

Sports

Mon, May 28, 11:00 AM

Somerville

Tour of Somerville

Sports

Sat, June 9, 3:00 PM

Millstone Valley Fire Department, Somerset

Hillsborough Dukes Cornhole Tournament

Arts & Entertainment

Somerville Honors' Student Speaks at RVCC Graduation; 1,300 Receive Degrees

May 12, 2018

BRANCHBURG, NJ - Raritan Valley Community College awarded associate degrees and certificates to more than 1,300 graduates at its commencement, Saturday, May 12, including Somerville resident Barbara Kania, an Honors College student who introduced commencement speaker Judge Paul W. Armstrong.

Kania is a Pre-Medical Professional major who is the founder and president of RVCC’s Pre-Medicine ...